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    May 13, 2014

    Leading Through Change: Persistence and change agents are vital!

    Find those trusted agents who can help you.

    No doubt at some point in your career you have heard, "We tried that, and it didn't work." or "We don't need to make any changes."  Change is not easy, in fact, most will resist change.  We get comfortable with the way we do business and change is just that, change.  Change can be difficult.   When I became the head of the Department of Physical Education at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1997, gymnastics was one of the required courses for all plebes (freshmen).  The...Continue reading

    By Karen KuhlaPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on May 13, 2014

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    April 3, 2013

    How To Use Lean Principles To Drive & Grow Your Business

    Is building a lean culture right for your organization?

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC Building a lean culture requires a companywide commitment to efficient & consistent products and services that customers’ want and trust. There are three Lean Principles outlined in this article: Managing Lead Time, Standard Operating Procedures & 5 S’s.  Together they can set the stage to drive and grow your business. Although generally assumed to be associated with manufacturing,...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on April 3, 2013

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    January 23, 2013

    Lessons Learned Templates & Guide: A Managers Toolkit for Continuous Improvement

    Create a cultural shift that will improve your bottom line & make you more competitive.

    It happens to all of us.  Our organization, employees or project teams make mistakes and change course, table good ideas for a “later” date, or receive unsolicited & undocumented feedback from customers. Unfortunately, we forget to address these lessons as actionable opportunities on how TO DO or how NOT TO DO whatever it is that we learned.  Instead of capturing and maintain this knowledge, we put it on the back burner assuming we will get to it later, or that we will remember to...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on January 23, 2013

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