Category Archives: No Blame

Using Kan Ban to Manage Business Expansion

A number of years ago, I had the privilege of meeting William Gore of W.L. Gore Associates. I was scheduled to meet with him over some technical things and toward the end of the discussion he got into how he decided … Continue reading

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Pioneers and Settlers on the Perfect Team

I recently read an article on LinkedIn about research that Google did on managing teams. (see What Google Learned About Creating the Perfect Team) I wanted to comment about that.  I have led over 10,000 teams in my War on … Continue reading

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Report Honest Data

As you might guess, the whole concept of measurement is based on reporting honest data. But sometimes it isn’t possible. At one of our early clients, a work cell was created to manufacture the particular product of interest and the … Continue reading

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Chalking the Field

The term “chalk the field” means exactly what it implies. Remember the games growing up. I grew up in the country and had a field that the neighboring farm kids and he would use to play baseball. We didn’t have … Continue reading

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