Link Fuel

Jason Drury via Compfight Let’s fill up our tanks with some link fuel. As I listened to discussions of process variability and churn today, my mind flashed to Deming’s funnel problem.  Don’t adjust a process due to random variation.  You’ll make the scatter worse.  My Poking a Dirty Finger Into the Wound post relates.   …

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In need of more Velcro

Reading for me is like applying large strips of Velcro to my brain.  With each new thing I read, whether a business book, novel or local newspaper, I now have new information that other information can stick to.  This new information always seems to help me find the patterns I need to drive the changes …

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Claim small wins

Today I read a story about Gallup’s new book about the quest for personal happiness, Well Being: The Five Essential Elements. In the book, Tom Rath and James K. Harter share Gallup’s worldwide research on personal wellbeing, reducing the extensive data to five broad categories: Career Wellbeing Social Wellbeing Financial Wellbeing Physical Wellbeing Community Wellbeing …

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View the Guiding Coalition

Want to see what this Guiding Coalition I’ve been mentioning is all about? Check out the five-part video posted at this link on the PSNS & IMF On the Waterfront Facebook fan page.

Kotter visit on the News Wire

This article went out in the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) news wire today: MAR25-06:  Leadership Icon Visits Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & IMF From Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Public Affairs BREMERTON, Wash.- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), a Naval Sea Systems Command field activity, …

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My “Leading Change” Story

Tomorrow Professor John Kotter visits my workplace, to see how successful we’ve become at using his model to create real, lasting change.  (link to the press release) Today I found Rogue Polymath’s post about what reading Leading Change did for him, and his post prompted me to write “My Leading Change Story.” I can’t remember …

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Quote of the Week: Kotter

“Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.” John Kotter

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