- Performance Appraisal Problems – My best advice is to read chapter 9 of The Leader’s Handbook and read the rest of the Leader’s Handbook and other great management improvement books. And manage using the ideas of Deming, Ackoff, Scholtes, McGregor, Ohno… Refer back to the great books as you gain experience and continue to learn and practice management improvement.
- Global Manufacturing Data by Country – This data shows the United States manufacturing economy is continuing to grow and is solidly the largest manufacturing economy: which contradicts what many believe. It is true manufacturing jobs are decreasing in the United States and worldwide – China is losing far more manufacturing jobs than the USA… [see updated data for largest manufacturing economies]
- Visible Data – Take the time to find the important measures and then don’t keep data hidden in some drawer or computer file out of people’s view and therefore out of mind. Post the important data for everyone to see. Review the data as changes are made and see that the changes had the desired result…
- Theory in Practice – Those who only think about theories don’t accomplish much. And those that don’t have theories don’t either. To achieve success, theories need to be put to the test and modified as evidence shows flaws in the theory.
The image shows me, as a Simpson’s character by the Simpson’s Maker.