Nick

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New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Don't Play with Dead Snakes — Kill Projects Before They Kill You

DNAnexus CEO Richard Daly on how they tripled revenue by killing and scorching the earth under 'Dead Snake' projects. <br>Continue reading at First Round …

Management

Why Lean Principles Are Not Just For Business, But Also Your Personal Life

I’m a textbook overachiever. The relentlessness with which I divide and conquer has been called both prolific and prodigious, and for much of my …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

Taking Lean To The Next Level

While manufacturers have used lean principles for decades to increase their productivity and reduce complexity, smart technologies can now be …

Musk Thinks Tesla Will School Toyota On Lean Manufacturing; Fixing Model 3 Launch Would Be A Start

Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur who launched a Tesla convertible into outer space on Feb. 6, is nothing if not audacious.<p>So when he told investment analysts the next day that his Silicon Valley company would out-Toyota Toyota when it comes to lean manufacturing, he no doubt believes it will …

How Do You Balance A Culture & Business Transformation?

My wife loves Mark Walhberg.<p>I mean she has a very serious crush on the former Markey Mark and his world-class abs. Which might explain why we were …

The Unseen Advantages of Adopting Lean Manufacturing Principles

In practice, lean manufacturing is an operating philosophy that yields a number of long-term benefits that aren’t always obvious to those who are …

Lean Manufacturing

Deming's 14 Points - The Enemy is Us.

Very often change for the better is only brought about by catastrophe. Much like individuals, organizations sometimes need a dramatic event to jar …

Employee Complaints About Lean in Healthcare, Even at Some of the Best Organizations

Last week, I blogged about some employee complaints related to rotating day and night shifts at the Toyota San Antonio plant. In that post, I …

Lean practices can avert a warehouse capacity crunch

Developing a Competency FrameworkLinking Company Objectives and Personal Performance

© Veer<br>Binkski<p>Objectives should align across the organization.<p>You're probably familiar with the phrase "what gets measured gets done." Defining and …

AM Horizons Training Group: 5 monkeys

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

The 10 Commandments of Process Mapping

These commandments may not have been revealed by divine intervention, but they do offer up a list of rules to live by if you want to develop …

Lean Manufacturing Communication Strategies: Visual Controls Provide Quick, Efficient Communication

Lean Manufacturing Communication Strategies: Visual Controls Provide Quick, Efficient Communication<p><i>The new president of Pallet Services Corp, Travis</i> …

Lean Manufacturing

Principles of Lean

> What is Lean?> Principles<p>The five-step thought process for guiding the implementation of lean techniques is easy to remember, but not always easy …

Total force collaborates to learn CPI

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – U.S. Air Force process managers here took a total force approach to provide two continuous process …

Consumer Price Index

Lean Management and Deep Data Mining Essential for the Future of Manufacturing

A lean management structure and forward-looking corporate culture is essential in building a smart manufacturing industry. This is according to …

Lean Manufacturing

All Management Is Change Management

Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about …

IndustryWeek

Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Quality

Tracking the financial impact of any support function is necessary in order to illustrate its value and garner continued support and resources from …

Profit

Safety and Quality: 'Must Have' Metrics for Continuous Improvement

In my last article, and the first in our series on metrics, I made three key points:<p>Embrace the notion that most factories are cost centers.<br>• Create …

Operator Balance: Why Waiting Is the Worst of the Wastes

It has been established from shop floors, to the warehouses, to the lean forums that overproduction or inventory is the worst of the eight lean …

IndustryWeek

Diving Deep into Emerging Tech Reveals Scary Truths<p>We all know what AI, IoT and other emerging technologies are supposed to do, but what’s really …

Emerging Technology

Rules of the Circle: Visualizing Flow

Sometimes I say “wax on” as I gesture. It has become a joke about the way I am constantly moving my hand in a circle as I describe the flow of …

Unlocking Operational Excellence with Data Visualization and Analytics

With the correct visualization and data analysis software in place, companies can avoid unplanned outages, which typically result in losses upwards …