Take Fridays Off, or Work While They Slack?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-19-09

Here are two contrasting points via video. One video is from Chris Brogan of The other video is from Cameron Herold of BackPocket COO. Check out both the videos. Chris says work while they slack and you can distance yourself from the competition. Cameron says take Fridays off. No,

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Sweat the Small Stuff..It May Save Your Life [guest post]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-14-09

This is a guest blog post by Ankit Patel, CEO of The Lean Way Consulting. You can also follow his blog or find him on Twitter. Flying is the safest form of travel in the world and a safe takeoff and landing is arguably a true 6sigma process but accidents

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Follow Friday for Bloggers

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-04-09

If you follow me on Twitter then you know about Follow Friday, where people share who they are following. Since I look at everything through the lens of value, I always struggle to see people just pumping out lists of names. That’s why I only post, and only read the

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Follow Friday for Bloggers

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-06-09

The Twitter tradition (is Twitter old enough to have traditions?) of Follow Friday is the spirit of sharing who you like to listen to. I think it’s most effective when you also share why. I thought the blogging community, at least the lean blogging community, needed the same kind of

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Management Improvement Carnival #80

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-02-09

For 79 rounds, John Hunter of Curious Cat Blog and various guest hosts have issued the Management Improvement Carnival, a roundup of interesting blog posts for the month. I am proud to take responsibility for #80. Although I definitely leaned on some of my favorite bloggers, I also thought I

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If Washington Developed Your Strategy?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-30-09

What happens when your team gets together to discuss strategy? Do you make clear decisions? Earlier this week there was a great post blog post on by Tim Berry. Tim is one of my favorite bloggers about entrepreneurship and startups. This post was titled 5 Simple Obvious Truths About

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Innovation and Rewarding Learning

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-23-09

Over on the Lean Blog Mark Graban wrote a post titled Innovation Is as Innovation Does? Besides channeling Forrest Gump, this makes a great point. Innovation is an outcome, but without a process we won’t get it. And that process includes culture, skill, systems, methods, and so on. Mark makes

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Blog Action Day on Climate Change

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-16-09

Yesterday was apparently Blog Action Day ’09 on Climate Change. At my last check, 13,163 blogs are writing about climate change today. With that in mind, I partly want to just leave it at that because there is probably a lot said in 1,000s of blogs already. But I’ll add

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Friday Follows for Lean Blogs

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on

What blogs do you follow? With twitter folks sharing their favorite follows on Friday’s, I think the bloggers should be doing the same. I’ve found that I’m learning and reading more from bloggers these days than magazines and journals. So I thought I would share some of the bloggers I

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PDCA in Non-Deterministic Systems

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-13-09

When does PDCA not apply? Can we say “not here”? Alan Shalloway attempted to address this for the software community in his blog last week. You can read his full post yourself. Apparently many in the software community (but not all, before you call me out on that) feel that

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