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Car Ignition Recalls and Lean Product Design

Auto recalls come and go. The current recall is for ignitions. Previously it was, I believe, floor mats. Next it’ll be turn signals, or perhaps fuzzy dice. (My tone here is light, however let’s not forget that faulty ignitions and

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How to Help Your Staff Solve Their Own Problems

Here’s how to help your staff solve their own problems. At a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single

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Motivate with The Progress Principle – Amabile and Kramer – Dec 12,2011

Managers are far more powerful than they realize, at affecting the performance of the people who work for and with them. New research by Toms guests, Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, lay out three specific types of things we can do to boost performan…

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Rescue the Problem Project with Todd Williams

As CEO you are the last line of defense in stopping a problem project from spinning out-of-control.  How can you ensure that projects stay on track — and when they do not, how do you identify them, and save them

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Avoiding the Arrogance of "Hard for You, Easy for Me"

If I had a nickel for every time a client said “I don’t understand why people can’t just…” I would be rich.Last week a coaching client related her struggles with her co-workers. She manages projects and has higher standards than almost anyone else i…

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