Psychology

Cash Incentives Won’t Make Us Healthier by Alfie Kohn

By John Hunter / August 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. Dr. Deming referred to Alfie Kohn’s work and ideas when he was consulting, giving seminars and in The New Economics. Alfie Kohn will be a keynote speaker at our 1st annual Deming in Education Conference this November 6th to 8th in Seattle, Washington. In […]

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Jim Benson on Applying Deming’s Ideas to Knowledge Work

By John Hunter / August 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. Jim Benson, founding partner of the Modus Cooperendi and co-author of Personal Kanban is the guest on this Deming Podcast. In the podcast Jim discusses how to apply Deming ideas to knowledge work. I was actively looking for a set of guiding principles around […]

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Deming 101: Discover How Amazing Things Happen, by Kelly Allan

By John Hunter / July 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

“Get out of the motivation business. Create a work environment where people love to come to work and do their work.” – Kelly Allan

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All That People Need to Know is Why Their Work is Important

By John Hunter / June 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Motivation – nonsense. All that people need to know is why their work is important. W. Edwards Deming, From a speech at General Motors in 1992: Introduction to a System. The Essential Deming We do a great disservice to our organizations when […]

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Deming Conference Webcast: Paula Marshall, CEO, The Bama Companies

By John Hunter / June 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Paula Marshall, CEO, The Bama Companies presentation at The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2014 annual conference. Her company bakes all the apple pies for McDonalds. When the quality issues were failing to meet McDonalds rising expectations in 1988, she was told to […]

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Deming Podcast with Dick Steele, Chairman of Peaker Services

By John Hunter / March 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This podcast (download) features Dick Steele, Founder and Chairman of Peaker Services and member of The Deming Institute Board of Trustees. Dick discusses his company’s transformation and their continuing application of the Deming philosophy. Peaker Services remanufactures locomotive engines and designs electrical […]

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Keith Sparkjoy on Adopting the Deming Management System at Pluralsight

By John Hunter / February 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. Keith Sparkjoy, Cofounder and Culture Coach of Pluralsight discusses his “awakening” on their journey to keep Pluralsight’s healthy culture as they rapidly expanded (download the podcast). Keith started by reading Out of the Crisis and thought it would be tough to use that book as a tool to convince […]

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Quality Comes to City Hall

By John Hunter / January 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. Out of the Crisis included a couple pages (245-7) that Dr. Deming asked my father to write on the efforts to apply Deming’s management ideas at the City of Madison (the first effort to do so in the public sector as far as I know). […]

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Monta Akin on The 20 Year Deming Journey at the Leander Independent School District

By John Hunter / January 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Monta Akin, Assistant Superintendent for Leander Independent School District in Leander, Texas joined Tripp Babbitt to record the latest podcast for the Deming Institute. Monta shares the compelling story of Leander Independent School District’s transformation to a Deming based management system. It […]

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Deming Podcast with Fred Wambier and Kelly Allan On Applying Deming’s Ideas at Finishing Technology

By John Hunter / January 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

Fred and Kelly discuss the Deming journey of Finishing Technology, a leader and innovator in metal finishing services and technology.

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