Evolving Excellence is pleased to host the latest edition of the Management Improvement Carnival. The following are some of the best posts from the leadership blogosphere over the past couple weeks.
- Master the Art of Saying Yes Slowly (TimeBack): Know your own production capacity so you don't overcommit – you will often feel better saying no.
- How to Scold Like a Kaizen Sensei (Gemba Panta Rei): The stories of the tirades of Ohno and Shingo may seem counter to the "respect for people" pillar of lean, but Jon tells us why scolding can be critical to learning – if done right.
- How Much Process is Too Much? (Jamie Flinchbaugh): Lean startups know that learning and creating comes first. After they mature, successful companies continue to learn and create while others focus on optimizing what already exists – such as cost management.
- Value in Lean (Thinking for a Change): How do you define "value" – there are many ways.
- Five Reasons to be Honest with Your Employees (A Lean Journey): Good leadership is all about communication, and great leaders are completely transparent with their teams.
- Dr. Deming – More Relevant Than Ever (Lean Blog): The lesson of the Toyota recalls is not that Dr. Deming’s Japanese model is an anachronism. It may be more relevant than ever.
- Blame is Contagious (Bob Sutton): One of the most revealing tests of a leader happens when people and organizations fail.
- Solid at the Core (Unfolding Leadership): The advantages – and disadvantages -of inner strength and confidence.
- Seven Virtues of the 21st Century Organization (Weekly Leader): Purpose-driven organic adaptability, values that are operational.
- Aligning Marketing Vision and Management (Curious Cat): Why do so many companies market one thing and provide something else?
- Listen to the Naysayers (Evolving Excellence): Be careful not to discount the opinions of dissenters – you may end up with everyone on the same bus… driving off a cliff!
Tim McMahon says
Nice collection Kevin. Thanks for including me in this list.
Jamie Flinchbaugh says
A great list. I haven’t been keeping up with my reading lately so this helps me prioritize. And thanks for including me in the list.