Favorite Blog Posts
It’s the end of the year, and my first year with a dedicated blog (I’ve been blogging as a guest for LeanBlog since 2005). So as a point of reflection, I thought I would share my favorite blog posts so far. Here’s my top picks:
Solve your own darn problems – the more I think and talk about this topic, the more I realize what an ah-ha it is for leaders. Not enough promoted managers get taught this. This also appears to be the most popular blog post I’ve written, which hopefully tells me that I’m on to something.
To standardize, or to not? – I have had countless conversations where the underlying issues is where to draw the line in network standardization. There just are no easy answers to this one.
Are you stupid or something? – Respect for people is a hard concept to put into operation. How you react to mistakes is a good start.
Observe with a purpose – Many people talk of going to the “gemba”, but they still don’t know what to do once they get there.
How smart leaders leaders talk about time – Time is the most valuable resource we have.
Deciding when to dig – Getting to root cause takes time. We need a thought process on when to dig deeper.
Those are some of my favorites. What are yours? Better yet, what would you like me to write about in 2010?