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4 Steps for Small Daily Investments [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-04-21

What do you do when one of those little fires pops up? It’s not a big deal, it’s just a small problem. Put the fire out, move on to what’s next. After all, there are many important projects to complete. But of course, before you get to them, another fire

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Setting Goals, and the One Minute Leadership Lesson [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-13-21

How do you set goals? Think about it. If you actually had to describe it, how do you do it? Most people that set them don’t really know. Something goes in both inside and outside their brain, and goals come out the other side. Last week I posted on Forget the

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Metrics: It’s about more than measurements [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-23-21

We often hear “we cannot manage what we cannot measure”.  I think the better way to say it and approach improvement is that you cannot manage or improve what you cannot evaluate. As you are looking to improve something you need to ask how you are going to understand what

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Lean Whiskey Episode #25

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-26-21

Episode25: Peaty Scotch, Working from Home, and Misunderstood Lean phrases In Episode 25, Jamie and Mark welcome a guest to our show, Jim Benson.  Jim has been a long-time collaborator of Mark’s and certainly enjoys a dram or two of whiskey. We begin by getting the backstory on Jim’s Twitter

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Discard Angst and Worry (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on

Episode 8 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Daily measurements (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-19-21

Episode 7 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Inbox = 0 (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-12-21

Episode 6 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Lean Whiskey Episode #24

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-05-21

Episode 24: “Homemade whiskey cream and vaccination (not to be mixed up)” In Episode 24, Mark and Jamie return to a familiar format, just the two of them chatting over some whiskey. In this episode, they decide to make homemade whiskey cream (more popularly known as Irish cream or just

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Working with goals – (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-29-21

Episode 4 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Eliminating Waste from Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-26-21

Waste is insidious. No matter what plateau of performance we are able to reach, waste creeps back into our work in often imperceptible ways. It’s not just that waste hurts our productivity and our profits, but it squeezes out good work, whether value-adding work or other worthwhile endeavors such as

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