Sometimes you have to float…

Not too long ago I wrote a blog post “Give them enough rope…. they may surprise you.”  This post concerned allowing organizations to potentially fail after you’ve tried to convince them to do the right thing. In that article, the end result was… well, I don’t want to...

Be Bold…

Been doing this for a while. When I first entered the management ranks, few women held management positions. Even fewer women sat on the Plant Manager’s staff.  (That statement should tell you I’ve been doing this a LONG while.) Back then, having a place at...

Talk To The Parts

The presentation is over and these guys have nailed it!  Reviewing the arts and charts, clearly the metrics are outstanding and predominantly “green.”  The couple of yellow metrics have solid countermeasures documented and are on track to due dates.  With their...

Is This a Hill You NEED to Die On?

You’re working on improvements in your organization. The goals and interim targets have been established by leadership.  And, as with most efforts to implement change, it seems the resistance to change is in full action.  You find yourself moving from battle to battle...

S M A R T Goals?  Well, sometimes…

S M A R T Goals?  Well, sometimes…      By now everyone is familiar with SMART goal setting.  You know… S M A R T goals.     Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Timely.    There’s even a form developed to ensure you can check all the boxes, allowing...

Forecast changed AGAIN???

The Case for Waterfall Charts  Sound familiar?    Know that “over the edge” feeling when you find out the production plan you have in place…. And have had in place for several weeks…. Is not going to work for current demand?   Yeah, we’ve been there……..and despite...

It’s Good to Be Green!

We’ve all seen it. Metrics established for the year, and, for whatever reason, achieved prior to year-end. Sometimes by mid-year. Were we that good? Or was the target set too low? And now what? Ride out the year proudly displaying green to the goal? Tempting…very,...

Solutions from Unlikely Sources

It’s one of THOSE problems. You have tried every solution in your toolbox without success. It is not going away. The problem needs to be fixed so you can move forward. (In this context – it doesn’t matter whether this is a work problem, a home problem, a personal...

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