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A Stumbling Block, Or A Stepping-Stone

A Stumbling Block, Or A Stepping-Stone

Day 190. Sharing this wonderful poem: Isn't it strange how princes and kings,and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,and common people, like you and me,are builders for eternity? Each is given a list of rules;a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.And each must fashion, ere life is flown,A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.R. L. Sharpe  
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Ignore These at your Peril: Adaptability and Decentralized Decision-Making

Ignore These at your Peril: Adaptability and Decentralized Decision-Making

Adaptability:  In the Car Shop industry, work flows to them  -- from customers walking in with their car problems, everyday, 7 days a week -- without knowing in advance what is required. These folks have the ability to create an unknown output from an unpredictable input. They have a system that is designed for adaptability: a flow-based system. A system with prioritized work flow vis-à-vis resource capacity. Yes, I cannot just walk in and demand for my car to be fixed right away at that moment. They always have a work in process all the time, and, on top of…
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Adapt to Any Situation…

Adapt to Any Situation…

April 29, Sunday afternoon. It was a very nice weather -- sunny, blue skies, breezy and a balmy 67F; my family and I were at the UNCC -- University of North Carolina, Charlotte --  Science Expo. Lots of university students showing their stuff; kids and families gathering around them. It was a very festive scene. As we walked around to check various exhibits/booths, we came across a robot doing a two-finger push up. I immediately took out my iPhone and started filming it. It was so awesome (check it out at https://vimeo.com/leanagileguru/bruce). This robot's act reminded me of a film on…
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To Pivot or to Persevere…that is the Question

To Pivot or to Persevere…that is the Question

  "Pivot is a change in strategy without a change in vision" -- unknown. On April 17, 2018, we made a key decision: change the name and web address of our Blog site ( referring to another Blog site of ours, the predecessor of this Blog site). Why?  The new name makes more sense in portraying what our Blog site is all about: Sharing knowledge and absorbing knowledge; providing enlightenment, guidance, coaching and encouragement; and being a Servant-Leader and a Guru.  There were other things — that were observed (as part of the learning process) and measured — that were…
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Failed and Half-Baked Transformation Lacks this, a…

Failed and Half-Baked Transformation Lacks this, a…

  If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm -- Stephen Covey. Paradigm Shift! One of the first steps to transformation. Lean-Agile requires a Paradigm Shift…it is not optional. Failure to work on or shift your paradigm means failure to transform! According to the Merriam-Webster.com website, 'Paradigm Shift is an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way.'    To effectively change -- not a small but big and primary…
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