Short Termism

Mar 29 2011

OK, it’s probably not technically a word but I’ve been dying to write this for a few days now. I’ve had to put it off for several reasons, one being the title itself, I can’t be seen to be too […]

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March 29, 2011 - 1 Comment - Change, Leadership, Lean


Mar 21 2011

There are 2 links at the bottom of this blog – they are to two great videos. I’ve shared one of these with friends, family and colleagues before. The second one is a TED video I just watched for the […]

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March 21, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership

Concise Communication

Mar 16 2011

Blogging may be the antithesis of concision, Twitter is not. I received a Twitter message yesterday forwarded from a friend that said “Anyone know anyone with Lean/Six sigma in manufacturing? anyone know the best place to look?” Since I am a […]

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March 16, 2011 - (0) comments - Communication

How to Eat an Elephant?

Feb 26 2011

OK – so I’ve skipped the song title here…this one is more appropriate. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on […]

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February 26, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership

I Can’t Drive 55

Feb 24 2011

I think I’ll stick with my song title Blog titles – it may be driving more traffic to my site (puns intended). A growing debate has been happening in my head over the last few days. When we want something […]

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February 24, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership, Lean

All Hours

Feb 14 2011

I am writing this at 23:22 – I am not necessarily a night owl, but I have learned to stay up later and later as the need to get things done grows and grows as the tasks get bigger and […]

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February 14, 2011 - (0) comments - Leadership

Us & Them

Feb 07 2011

Pink Floyd wrote a song by the name, but as the second line says “after all we’re only ordinary men”. Yet the world is full of Us & Them – everybody is always worried about the other guy, about how […]

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February 07, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership

Business Travel Revisited

Jan 20 2011

9 months ago I had the misfortune of getting caught up in the travel disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. I travelled from Oslo Norway to near Liverpool UK in 46 hours – taking 7 trains, 3 cars, […]

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January 20, 2011 - (0) comments - Business Travel