July 28, 2014

Last week’s tweets

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TweetIn case you missed it, here are some tweet & re-tweets of articles & other things that caught my eye last week: From Others: From @tedcoine: YES!! RT @shawmu: Actually give a S### about the development of individuals.ow.ly/8SkuB via @kris_dunn From @ShingoPrize: Robert Miller said Shingo Prize focuses on more than just culture, it focuses on how [...]

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SOPA blackout – the silence is not deafening

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It is that expression of discontent that matters – and it should be done as loudly as possible, with full voice by all those with something to say. The awareness of SOPA and PIPA that brought about the President’s action did not come about through site woners voluntarily taking their sites down – it came about through the collective voices of all those site owners and readers, emailing, texting, tweeting, and calling on web-enabled cell phones. [Read more]

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Maps of War

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TweetI came across this really, really interesting site today:  Maps of War.  On the site are several animated maps depicting the spread of democracy, the casualties in the Invasion & Occupation of Iraq, the history of conquest in the Middle East, the spread of religion, and many other events from antiquity to today, including battles [...]

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Project Management Haiku

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TweetSponsor gives the task With Impossible deadline Insanity rules Create Gantts to show Path to achieving success Thanks, M.S. Project Kick-off not so good Resources are all tied up Late the day we start Panic already Project reviews are painful But no help in sight Schedule slipping right Costs are increasing daily Metrics board bright [...]

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Combining Forces: Lean, Leadership, Organizational Development, Innovation come together.

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TweetYesterday, I made my way down to Vibco in Wyoming, RI to be a guest on The Lean Nation radio show. After a meet and greet with Linda Kleineberg and a tour of the facility, we headed into athe studio for a live broadcast.  You can listen to the podcast here.  Originally, we’d planned on talking [...]

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Pardon the mess while we renovate.

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TweetThe site is undergoing a bit of an overhaul for the next few days while I change hosts and do some redesign.  To take the blog up to the next level, I decided to undertake a major upgrade.  All the content is here, but some aesthetic changes and additional features will be rolling out soon.  [...]

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Elephant Biting: Try Sampling the Menu

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TweetThere are bound to be times when we find that the tried and true simply don’t work for us anymore.  At these times, it’s important to remember that sampling something new can expose us to new experiences we may have been reluctant to try before.  From these new experiences comes a new awareness of what’s [...]

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Operations, Change, Innovation, Strategy, Culture and Waste: How it All Fits Together

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TweetThere are limitless writings on each of these topics.  Obviously, each one contributes to the degree of success, or failure, an organization experiences, but how do they all fit together?  Each one has an affect on the others, but how can this dynamic be represented?  My answer is that each of these elements can be [...]

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Something for your mind: Six Interesting Posts from around the Blogosphere

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TweetFrom Method Frameworks: Does Your Strategic Planning Process Suffer From ADD? In the psychological world, ADD (attention deficit disorder) is diagnosed when an individual meets certain criteria for hyperactivity, impulsivity, or inattention.  Likewise, in the corporate world, organizations can exhibit ADD-like behavior when they mistake activity for effectiveness; when they lose focus on established objectives; [...]

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Strategy and Strategic Positioning

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TweetStrategy Strategy & planning are the cornerstone of business success.  In a world of rapid change and the constant acceleration of information, plans must be flexible and strategies must be dynamic.  How can such strategies be developed that align an overarching vision with day-to-day execution?  How can day-to-day execution respond to rapid changes in the [...]

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