Seize The Opportunity in Crisis

With daily reports of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, cancelation of conferences, closing of schools and corporate travel restrictions it is time to think creatively about how to respond to the crisis. Within every crisis is the challenge of creativity, to try out new ways of thinking and getting the job done.

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At the Heart of Truly Powerful Organizations

(A guest post by Natasha Miller Naderi, and yes, she is my daughter, I am proud say and building her consulting business in Beijing.) Once a child asked a wise man, “why do all the rivers flow into the powerful ocean?” The wise...

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A Meditation on the New Year

Dear Friends, I first want to wish all who have taken any of my courses, read my books or blogs, a truly happy and peaceful Christmas (Chanukah, or any Holiday) and best wishes for the coming year. I am truly grateful that I...

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You’re Fired!

These may be the most feared words in any corporation. Unfortunately, it has become a too often...

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Tesla and the Social Side of Success

Elon Musk at his Tesla factory is striving to create the world’s most automated manufacturing plant. But, the people side, the social system, is the weak link that is causing Tesla to stumble.

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Lean Leadership – The Dance to the Rhythm of Challenge and Response

It would be wonderful to believe that simply sharing knowledge of a better way would result in the adoption of that better way. If only we were rational beings. But after assisting dozens of companies with their efforts to institute a lean culture, it is very obvious that the success of those efforts is directly linked to the quality and constancy of lean leadership. Lean Leadership and Lean Culture require very specific actions on the part of leaders and I do not think those actions of been well articulated in previous books and articles. I have attempted to define these actions in my new course on Lean Leadership and Lean Culture and I want to summarize them here.

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