These posts were the most popular posts on the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog in 2019 (as measured by page views recorded by my analytics application).
14 posts are repeats from the 2018 top 20 list. Of the new top 20 posts 3 were published in 2010, 1 in 2008 and 2 in 2019. The long term value of good blog content is overlooked by many people. I hope you continue to enjoy this blog, both the new content and the content I published many years ago. I have a historical Curious Cat management RSS feed to help you view that content (also see other Curious Cat RSS feeds).
- The Toyota Way – Two Pillars (2010)
- Keys to the Effective Use of the PDSA Improvement Cycle (2012)
- How to Manage What You Can’t Measure (2010)
- 94% Belongs to the System (2013)
- Stated Versus Revealed Preference (2013)
- Classic Management Theories Are Still Relevant (2010)*
- One factor at a time (OFAT) Versus Factorial Designs (2011)
- The Importance of Critical Thinking and Challenging Assumptions (2017)
- The Trouble with Incentives: They Work (2010)*
- The Purpose of an Organization (2005)
- A Temporal Component to Your Circle of Influence (2010)*
- How to Create a Control Chart for Seasonal or Trending Data (2009)
- How to Successfully Lead Change Efforts (2019)*
- Steve Jobs on Quality, Business and Joseph Juran (2014)
- Find the Root Cause Instead of the Person to Blame (2006)
- Outcome and In-Process Measures (2008)*
- Don’t Treat People How You Want to be Treated (2010)
- Management Improvement System Flavors (2019)*
- Experience Teaches Nothing Without Theory (2013)
- Good Project Management Practices (2018)
* not listed in the top 20 last year. 6 posts were new to the top 20 list this year (posts from 2010 , 2019  and 2008).
It is important to have urls (web addresses) live forever. The idea that old content doesn’t matter is not accurate (yet I constantly find broken links as sites fail to manage their content properly). If the content is good, the shelf life usually is much longer than 1 month, 1 year, or even 1 decade.
The most popular posts in 2019 were originally published in:
Posts that nearly made the top 20: Peter Scholtes on Teams and Viewing the Organization as a System (2018), Resources for Using the PDSA Cycle to Improve Results (2013), Dangers of Forgetting the Proxy Nature of Data (2004), The Importance of Critical Thinking (2019), Poorly Stratified Data Leads to Mistakes in Analysis (2018), Building a Great Software Development Team (2014) and Why Do People Fail to Adopt Better Management Methods? (2017).
Related: 20 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2018 – Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2016 – 10 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2014