Countermeasures and our plan of action – Problem Solving Series – Session 8

The whole point in problem solving is to help us reduce or remove a gap in performance.  Countermeasures and a plan of attack become the vehicle in which we are able to achieve our goals of improvement.  This effort, in A3, is moving from the left side of the A3 to the right side where … Continue reading Countermeasures and our plan of action – Problem Solving Series – Session 8

Feeling Lucky (Blessed)

In lieu of the date I wanted to make a post that was about luck and being “lucky” in life.  When I first began thinking about the work lucky I began typing things I felt I was fortunate enough to have in my life.  I am absolutely spoiled and lucky to have the following in … Continue reading Feeling Lucky (Blessed)

The power of music = the power of love

I have a powerful connection to music.  I love listening to the beauty and math behind music.  Progression and flow make sense to my brain.  Beat matching and creating flow for a crowd are something that I rather enjoy.  I have many memories tied to songs (both positive and painful), and I find answers through … Continue reading The power of music = the power of love

Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Providing background, admitting a problem, and analyzing next steps as we prepare for action  Once we have a communicable plan in place it is time to take action.  That is the focus of the background and problem sections of the A3 that live on the left side of the document.  I find a huge relation … Continue reading Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Failure is not inherently a bad thing – Problem Solving Series – Session 5

In LEAN thinking there are often rapid cycles of change that allow teams to quickly determine if a change is productive and capable of relieving a bottleneck in productivity.  It opens up the concept that failure is not a bad thing, but a tool in which we leverage to achieve success.  Let that one sink … Continue reading Failure is not inherently a bad thing – Problem Solving Series – Session 5

Cause and Effect – Problem Solving Series – Session 4

The things we do have direct and indirect impacts on the people, circumstances, and situations around us.  Even the environment around us is affected by our actions, our mood, and the way we present ourselves. The mood we present changes the environment around us and the warmth or chill that we emanate to others.  Our … Continue reading Cause and Effect – Problem Solving Series – Session 4