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People are Power: Invest in Them

People are Power: Invest in Them

STOP. THE. MADNESS. You are 100% in, 110% if such a thing were possible. Everything you’ve got is the only thing that is keeping the machine moving. Day in and day out you push, pull, focus, grind, sweat, persevere. The tasks MUST get done. The pressure builds and...
Getting Unstuck: Alignment of Self

Getting Unstuck: Alignment of Self

When it comes to growing yourself or your business, have you ever felt stuck and out of energy? I’ve certainly been there many times throughout life. As a student, there were times I would feel lost and question why I had to go to school or do my homework. As an...
Are you DOing Lean or BEing Lean?

Are you DOing Lean or BEing Lean?

Many companies fall into the trap of ‘doing’ Lean or other business improvement activities as opposed to becoming (or ‘being’) a ‘Lean company’. If Lean has not been integrated into the fabric of your organization with accountability for its ongoing success residing...
Do You Believe Your Business is Inherently Simple?

Do You Believe Your Business is Inherently Simple?

Inherent Complexity versus Inherent Simplicity. Do you believe your business is inherently simple, or is your mindset that business is complex and difficult to distill down? There are significant implications to holding an ‘Inherent Complexity’ mindset and worldview....
Did your team experience success today?

Did your team experience success today?

If you don’t know how to answer this question you have a great opportunity! I met with a business owner this week who with great animation described the following experience: He had a last minute opportunity to fill in for a team member at one of their retail stands...
Do We Really Need to Keep Score?

Do We Really Need to Keep Score?

After all, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game”! Let’s eliminate the scoreboard. Let’s give ALL the participants, Ram or Patriot, who were at the Super Bowl their participation trophy. And no one would care. No one would watch. No one would...