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Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions.  Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure.  People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

Coaching and Managing · Inspiration · Leadership

Continuously Learn and Grow

The idea of continuous improvement should always be at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and actions regarding a career.  Job types or industries do not matter.  Someone can be an assembly line worker, or an executive.  What everyone shares in common is the need to continuously improve.  Failure to do so will only cause…… Continue reading Continuously Learn and Grow

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Plan – Do – Check – Act

W. Edwards Deming was most known for his arguments for organizations to embrace continuous improvement plans for their processes.  Although specifically geared towards the manufacturing sector, the concept of continuous improvement can and should be practiced by all organizations. The basic concept of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) is basic in its premise but can be powerful and…… Continue reading Plan – Do – Check – Act