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...
Is Your Lean Organization Committing Muda?

Is Your Lean Organization Committing Muda?

I have always taken issue with the needless use of Japanese words when simple English will suffice. (Okay, QED and suffice are not simple English, perhaps I’m a hypocrite.) Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the Japanese. In fact, my son-in-law is Japanese...