Deming Today

Attributing Fault to the Person Without Considering the System

By David Zack / August 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

Fundamental attribution error: attribute fault or defect to the individual without first considering the systemic effect. When we fall into this trap the system is not improved. What we want to do is when we find poor results is think about how the system can be improved to consistently produce better results. By using management […]

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Change has to Start from the Top – Webcast with David Langford

By David Zack / July 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

David Langford quotes Dr. Deming as saying “Change has to start from the top.” As David says in the video he struggled trying to get the top of his organization involved in management improvement. And then he realized: You are the top of your system. Change your thinking, change your process – you change your […]

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Support Learning with an Understanding of Psychology and Systems Thinking

By David Zack / June 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

From The Essential Deming, What Ought a School of Business Teach? by Dr. Deming I carried out a study at New York University School of Business. The Dean of the school, at that time, came to me about 1972 and suggested we carry out a study of students that had been here and graduated ten […]

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We are Here to Have Fun, to Learn, and To Make a Difference

By David Zack / June 17, 2013 / 0 Comments

Dr. Deming would start his seminars with a quote that set the tone for the seminar: We are here “To have fun, To learn, and To Make a Difference.” In that statement you can see the importance Deming placed on knowledge, effectiveness (also compassion – when looking at all his work, being effective at doing […]

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Find a Deming Scholar MBA Student To Internship with Your Organization

By David Zack / March 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

Update: The Deming Scholar program is no longer in existence The Deming Scholar MBA students at Fordham University are looking for internship opportunities within your organization. Dr. W. Edwards Deming believed in inspiring people to think differently, ask better questions and seek new knowledge. He thought this was important because it led to more productive […]

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Deming’s Ideas Applied in High School Education

By David Zack / December 13, 2012 / 0 Comments

Mt. Edgecumbe High School, in Sitka, Alaska was featured in the last 10 minutes of the three part series, Quality Or Else, aired on PBS (created by the same team that created the NBC White paper If Japan Can… Why Can’t We – Lloyd Dobyns and Clare Crawford-Mason). Mt. Edgecumbe High School gained international recognition […]

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Dr. Deming Video: A Theory of a System for Educators and Managers

By David Zack / October 31, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This Video with W. Edwards Deming, Russell Ackoff and David Langford discussing education. Lloyd Dobbins brings together the comments of those 3. This is part of one of the videos in the Deming Library which explores Deming’s ideas and brings in experts […]

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Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham University in New York City

By David Zack / October 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Update: The Deming Scholars MBA Program is no longer active. The Deming Scholars MBA Program [the broken link was removed] aims to build a foundation for leadership in the new economic age. It provides a small group of highly motivated students with […]

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