Archive | November, 2013

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Thanksgiving Dinner Survival Guide

Thanksgiving Dinner Timeline and Turkey Cooking Tips Infographics I’m so thankful for Thanksgiving. It is, by far, my favorite holiday. Fabulous food, family, friends, football… that’s almost all the great “F’s” right there. And no shopping for gifts or cards to send! (Okay, I know a few people do send Thanksgiving Day cards. While I […]

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Strategic Planning is Just Like Baseball, Only Different

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”* Just like strategic planning, sort of. I first used SmartDraw to create diagrams for the Little League Baseball team I managed in the 1990’s.  Having never played organized baseball, and possessing little to no natural athletic talent, my approach to coaching was to buy books […]

Lean thinking in 50 shades of gray

Lean Thinking in Fifty Shades of Gray

Is Lean thinking an all-or-nothing proposition, or are there acceptable shades of gray? There seems to be a pretty hard-core group of Lean advocates out there who divide the application of Lean into two segments: “Good Lean” and “Bad Lean.” In this world view, things are black or white: Lean thinking is either practiced correctly […]

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