Two

There is a statistic that gets thrown around that every seven years your cells have all been replaced due to the constant generation of new cells that are replacing dying cells in our bodies.  While this is inaccurate for a number of reasons there is a certain sentiment about our ever changing nature. Many years … Continue reading Two

Self acceptance and who I allow myself to be

There have been many times that I have stood in front of a mirror I have at my house and seen myself in a diaper.  I shame and berate myself for what I am.  What kind of a person am I?!  For more than thirty years I would do that to myself with no positive … Continue reading Self acceptance and who I allow myself to be

Sculpting our best selves

There are moments that exist within the walls of our mind where we struggle, battle, converse, and reconcile who we are with ourselves.  These can be the most gratifying or painful conversations that we ever have.  All too often we avoid these conversations because they are painful.  Growth, change, and improvement is painful.  Like most … Continue reading Sculpting our best selves

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

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