Industry Week

Denny Pawley inducted to the Industry Week Hall of Fame

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-26-10

We’re happy to see that Dennis Pawley, our co-founder of the Lean Learning Center, was inducted to the Industry Week Hall of Fame. For those who have worked for him, few leaders have had more of an impact on an organization than Denny. He is a personal hero to many,

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Lean Confusion? You can say that again

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-17-10

Recently Industry Week published an article called Lean Confusion. In it was the following data from their surveys: What really shocks me is that 25 percent of companies feel that their lean journey is “complete”. How is this possible? Here’s my real struggle with this idea. If they have gotten

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Support startups – they lead to jobs

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-14-10

A jobless recovery – that is perhaps the most optimistic I would describe today’s environment. I’m not very optimistic about the economy on the whole. For starters (and we could go on), there is $535 billion in commercial real estate loans coming due over the next year. What do you

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We’re always thinking about value

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-19-10

“Sponsor our program and reach 100s of prospective clients” – I hear it all the time. We get calls and emails and mailers to sponsor conferences, programs, special reports, and so on. But we always think in terms of value. I can’t understand what value sponsoring the continental breakfast really

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Get the Most from Your Conference Experience

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-15-10

Are you heading to a conference soon? We’re coming up on conference season for many organizations. I observe most people not getting their full value out of the process. I will share why at the end of this post. I have my own schedule. In April alone, I will be

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