My 10 Favorite Problem Solving Quotes

I love problems solving. It was my favorite thing to learn and work on early in my career and still is today. Something about the feeling and sense of accomplishment whenever you are able to wrestle a problem into submission and eliminate it from recurring. Most of my books and work I do for clients involves problem solving in some form or other. Everything is problem solving i...
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10 Tips for Coaching Problem Solving

Have you ever struggled to give good coaching advice to someone delivering a problem solving presentation? Giving good feedback is difficult and takes practice. Giving feedback however is just one small part of coaching. In this video below I give some thoughts pertaining to the overall process of coaching and improving problem solving skills. I gave this presentation to one...
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Situational Leadership, Toyota Style Coaching, & 4 Types of Problems

Here is an 18 minute video I made about my experiences with Situational Leadership Theory, Coaching Styles in Toyota, and my latest book 4 Types of Problems. If you enjoy the video please hit like and subscribe on YouTube and that will be my signal to make more of these. And for those interested please sign up for the free introductory course on 4 Types of Problems over at Prob...
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New Problem Solving Mastery Website

This post is to officially announce my newest website problemsolvingmastery.com!!! In the view below I will explain some of the initial thoughts behind the site. I will be piloting some things between now and the end of the year and have some new content ready for 2020 as well. The site is still under development but stable enough to have visitors and host content. In the links...
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GBMP NE Lean Conference Slides and Video Announcement

Here is a video announcement pertaining to my presentation at the 15th annual North East Lean Conference in Hartford Connecticut by the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership. I was privileged and honored to give the closing key note presentation and talk about their theme of Total Employee Involvement and how that pertains to problem solving. I will post a link to the slides...
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4 Types of Problems Ready for Order

I am very happy to announce that after a couple years of hard work my latest book entitled 4 Types of Problems is now available for order through the Lean Enterprise Institute.  I will be posting some updates, excerpts, and conducting some podcasts in the upcoming month. Thanks to John Shook for helping see this book through and all the folks at LEI getting it ready for publish...
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Practice Over Theory

Here is a bit of history for those interested. I received a question about the first Toyota Production System manual ever written. For many years the primary driver of the Lean / TPS efforts inside of Toyota was of course Taiichi Ohno. However for almost two decades he opposed the codification of the system into any type of manual. Some people have interpreted that reluctance o...
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