Category Archives: Leadership, Development, & Coaching

Discover Your Gift

See, I have this crazy dream...I have always dreamed BIG, but this one is crazy. I have a dream that ever person is able live life to the fullest by sharing their gift to their world. Discover your gift! The world is waiting!...

When the Lean Leader Desires to Become the Coach – Part II

my objective at the pacemaker was to lead him to solve a problem. As a coach, much of what we do to lead people through discovery is experimental. I had no idea if this would work, but to my surprise what followed was simply beautiful....

When the Lean Leader Desires to Becomes the Coach

I had been asking my client to stop calling their production reporting morning meetings a gemba walk. Well needless to say, they continued to call them gemba walks until last week. I decided that I would incorporate a team gemba walk during my visits to begin to coach them instead of just with the managers. My objective was for them to learn by doing. A long time ago, I decided that I was not going to be in the business of convincing by discussing theory, and opinions. I thank Mr. Yamada, my sensei for that lesson....

Mastering Your Mind: A Key to Achieving Success

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Seek First to Understand

Have you experienced push back as a Lean Six Sigma trainer? Seek first to understand and then to be understood. Implementing this principle is important!...

Decreasing Complacency In Your Career

Often professionals don't realize the injury to their career they are forming by being complacent. Are you in danger of harming your career due to complacency? ...

Career + Passion = Success

After years in the same industry, position and maybe even doing the same job, you might feel that your professional passion is lacking. If you desire to regain that passion, there are some things to do in order to get that motivation back....

Leadership Lessons With Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is noted as one of the most inspiring leaders not only of the Civil Rights Movement but also of the 1960s. With his profound speeches he also gave paradigms on leadership. Although some of his quotes on leadership are short in length, the message is quite immense. ...

New Year, New Resolutions, New You!

With the new year, it brings new resolutions. It is always great to set resolutions for your personal life, but what about resolutions for your career or better yet your business? ...

4 Leadership Lessons From The Great Nelson Mandela

Across the world there are commemorations being held to celebrate the life and the legacy Nelson Mandela. I felt compelled to observe the leadership lessons of his legacy. Here are my reflections of leadership lessons. ...