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In this guest post by Ruthie Russo, she uses the metaphor of bailing out a sinking ship to show how traditional improvement efforts in education are missing the big picture - and harming students and teachers in the process.
Last year, our Executive Director Kevin Cahill spoke at the Tugboat Institute's Evergreen Conference where he discussed his grandfather's philosophy, his impact on the world, and how modern businesses can grow and thrive by putting people first.
How does Deming apply to the cybersecurity world? This guest post by Brian Barnier shows how systems thinking can help cybersecurity professionals outthink the enemy. (This is part 2 of a 2-part series.)
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In this guest post, Brian Barnier takes the Deming philosophy into the cyber security world. Inappropriate methods applied to cyber security problems are like flaws in a building’s engineering: they set people up for failure and burnout. Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge is the antidote, but few understand how it applies to cybersecurity.
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In this post, Doug Stilwell shares the story of his friend's annual sales competition and asks: Is everyone motivated to work harder if they might win a trip to Hawaii? Does the competition result in more overall sales for the company?
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The phenomenon of "quiet quitting" (also called "employee disengagement") is frustrating leaders and managers across industries. But looking at the problem through the Deming lens means finding workable solutions that can strengthen relationships.
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In this guest post, Dr. Doug Stilwell looks at The Starfish Story of a humble hero through the Deming lens, and sees how, by understanding the System of Profound Knowledge, we can achieve a much greater impact.
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In this guest post Bill Bellows looks at recent layoff announcements from a Deming point of view. Who is responsible for company failures? What is Ford doing differently? What happens when companies target "poor performers" and how easy it is to "do the wrong thing right."
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In this guest post by John Hunter, he explores how using Deming systemic thinking leads to innovation, when the urge to "just do what we've always done" is strong.