Tag Archives: change

Process Improvement and Innovation

Every so often an article appears discussing the need to change focus from process improvement to innovation (and recently they are followed with quite a bit of blog talk). I disagree on several grounds. First you have needed to focus … Continue reading

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Motivating People to Change

Don’t miss a nice series of posts by Jon Miller: How to Motivate People to Change – part 1, part 2, part 3. [links broken, so removed 🙁 ] Success may come in the short term when motivation is through … Continue reading

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Change is not Improvement

In response to: Why executives order reorgs [the broken link was removed] We trained hard… but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life … Continue reading

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Management Lessons from Terry Ryan

Management Lessons from Terry Ryan: Humility, Stability & Personality from Management by Baseball: competitors in any endeavor figure anything easy must not be a very important differentiator (bass-ackwards of course, but the erroneous mental algebra is that if it was … Continue reading

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Laurence Haughton on Peter Drucker

Laurence Haughton on Peter Drucker [the broken link was removed]: He criticized organizations who issued directives to “cut 5 or 10 percent from budgets across the board.” … And I’ll bet others can find 100 additional quoted and ignored lessons … Continue reading

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