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Deming on Management: Joy in Work

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the seventh post in our Deming on Management series. This series provides resources for those interested in learning more about particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas. View our previous Deming on Management posts, including: Leadership, Appreciation …

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Deming’s Principles of Professional Practice

This guest post is an excerpt from Ed Baker’s book (pages 104-105), The Symphony of Profound Knowledge, which was created in partnership with Aileron.org. The distinction between the meanings of the words ethical and moral is not always clear, and often they are used interchangeably as synonyms. Ethics has been used to refer to a system of …

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The Transformed Map of a Recovering Management Accountant

This guest post is an excerpt from Ed Baker’s book (pages 140-141), The Symphony of Profound Knowledge, which was created in partnership with Aileron.org. Dr. Tom Johnson, an economist and self-described “recovering management accountant,” is well known for his early contributions to the traditional accounting profession. His books Relevance Lost, coauthored with Robert S. Kaplan, and Relevance …

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Exploring Measurement, Presentation by Ian Bradbury

Ian Bradbury presented on Exploring Measurement at our 2016 annual conference. As usual his presentation is packed with great information. I strongly recommend watching (also see links to more presentations by him below). At the very beginning of his talk, Ian says Stuff happens a lot and nothing results from that. But sometimes stuff happens …

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David and Carole Schwinn Presentation on The Man, The Mission, The Movement

David and Carole Schwinn’s presentation at the 2016 Annual Deming Conference: The Man, The Mission, The Movement: David Schwinn talking about Dr. Deming’s work at Ford Dr. Deming would come and talk to top management and come and listen to the workers. That is what he did. And he would do this over and over …

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Why Dr. Deming’s Work is So Important to Me

Guest post by Mark Graban,  founder and lead blogger and podcaster at LeanBlog.org, While my work is usually associated with the term “Lean” and the lessons from the Toyota Production System, some of my earliest learning and inspiration for improvement came from the work of W. Edwards Deming. I don’t think I learned anything about …

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