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The 95/33 Solution

In a previous article, we described the “Common Core” solution in a remanufacturing plant. The main line business addressed the most frequently used cores, what we called “the common cores.”  But there was another business opportunity that we discovered that … Continue reading

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“Optimistic Humanism” needs “No Blame”

I just saw a 3 minute video of Steve Jobs talking about “Optimistic Humanism.” In the video he is talking about Quality and the role that it should play in a business and acknowledged by customers. His initial point in … Continue reading

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How to get all employees involved in the culture of Innovation.

I wrote a response to an Internet article and I would like to share it. I have been doing research on incremental innovation at both small and large companies for over 30 years. My research consisted of assembling teams of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Talks about Leadership

It’s a rare day that I would introduce Pope Francis as the subject of a blog.  But he deserves this one.  He lectured his Cardinals about the 15 Diseases of Leadership as only he could do. It is a message that … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm: Background

This is the first part of the first chapter of our next book, “The Tribal Knowledge Paradigm.”  We aren’t going to put the whole book here, just enough. We believe that the ever-increasing speed of change and complexity are driving beyond effective … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm – Discovery

Discovery is the process in the Tribal Knowledge Paradigm that a War on Waste project team will go through as it tries to understand why a particular problem exists.  It involves trying to reach the root cause of the problem.  … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm – The Key

An observation was made in an earlier book by one of the authors (The Tribal Knowledge Paradox)[1] that challenges executives to ask themselves: Why is it that employees are at one moment touted as a most prized asset and in the … Continue reading

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