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Do you fix it right the first time?

Here’s a quick educational video showing the downward spiral that happens when you don’t fix it right the first time.  Show this at your next operational meeting!

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The Great Game of Business

I first read the Great Game of Business about a year and a half ago and got really excited about what games could mean for business. Hearing the great Jack Stack speak about the origins of the idea and what

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Cancel Your Weekly Meeting

Almost every department in every organization has some form of weekly meeting.  Most weekly meetings, even among senior management, are spent on status reports.  Each executive lists off all the things they’ve been working on or have accomplished in the

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5 Tips to Fix a Dragging Daily Huddle

Hey Ted, We implemented the daily huddle several months ago, but now we find that instead of 5 minutes, they’re going as long as 45! How can I get my executive team back on track? CEOs often find that the

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You’re Working Too Much

Yes, you always make it to the dance recitals and most of the t-ball games, but that rehearsal you missed, that soccer practice?  That’s a problem.  It’s not a problem because you’re a bad parent if you’re not there.  It’s

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Do you know the score?

How do you track how well your company is doing?  You set annual and quarterly goals, yes?  How do your people know how well the company is doing against those goals?  Imagine a sports stadium without scoreboards.  How would the

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David Allen at the Growth Summit, 2009

Getting Things Done by David Allen is the most influential productivity book I know of.  When I saw Allen speak at the Growth Summit in 2009, I saw first-hand what “mind like water” could mean.  He was the most relaxed,

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