Organizational Connectedness – the Hallmark of Being Lean

“We must therefore rediscover, after the natural world, the social world, not as an object or sum of objects, but as a permanent field or dimension of existence.” ― Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception One problem plaguing the modern organization is organizational disconnect. As organizations (corporations, non-profit, religious) become more complex in nature and structure, …

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What is Operational Excellence?

The definition of Operational Excellence according to Institute for Operational Excellence (iOPEX) is: “Each and every employee can see the flow of value to the customer, and fix that flow before it breaks down.” The definition may be simple, but it implies that everyone knows what value is and the importance of maintaining the normal …

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Lean Leadership is Not Just Doing What a Leader Does, It Is Also Being An Authentic Leader

According to Philip Holt, author of the book, ” Lean Leadership ,” the true differentiator of what every good leader possesses is not just doing what a leader does but also what they are. True leaders lead authentically, making every decision not because it is necessary but because it reflects who they are, their very …

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“Who Am I Really?” – Revisiting Our True Self

It’s the second day of a brand new year. Many people are already crafting their new year’s resolution. We all want to improve our lives this year and it’s important that we make a good plan to make sure we achieve what we desire. We may have been very busy last year or perhaps things …

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What is Your Compelling Reason?

There are many things that drive a person to consciously act. Many negative actions are driven by negative emotions and behavior such as fear, hatred, anger, greed, jealousy, covetousness, or just simply out of bad habit. On the other hand, positive actions are driven by positive emotions such as love, trust, respect, and compassion. But …

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