Posts Categorized: Continuous Improvement

The Invisible Crisis – Coronavirus Time and The Power of Vision and Right Context

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As leaders, we need to ask ourselves at least three hard questions. Who are we? Given our individual circumstances during the COVID environment, what must our vision now be? What is the needed context/set of right beliefs that will support success in our coming market? Brief History Society and the human experience have changed dramatically… Read more »


Thomas Jefferson – The Power of a Declaration and Right Context

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“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” ….. “All men are created equal” ……. I love colonial history, and especially enjoy relating it to life and business today. Here are some of my thoughts, and a write up discussing Jefferson, plus a link to a blog on the “Power of a Declaration”. Speaking Leader to… Read more »


Supporting Effective Change Management

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We address one of the most difficult topics in all organizations, change management, through a more comprehensive appreciation of individual perspectives. Utilizing the DISC Profile Tool, leaders can learn how different personal styles react to change situations, and proactively prepare teams for smoother and more effective adjustments. John Ruh and Associates will facilitate effective Change… Read more »


Continuous Improvement: Stop Learning – Start Dying

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“Once you stop learning, you start dying” Who said this? Thomas Edison Walt Disney Albert Einstein If you guessed Albert Einstein, you were right. However, both Edison and Disney were known to be fanatical about continuous improvement, discovery and innovation. Do you have a continuous improvement program for yourself, your team or your company? We… Read more »


Continuous Improvement – Best Practice Tip #1

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Do you, as a business owner, have a STOP program in place? This is a company program that requires everyone from owners to leaders to employees to stop and take the space and time required to review what they are doing and how they are doing it. They need to follow a path that ensures… Read more »


The 1% Rule

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Are you dedicating 1.68 hours a week or more to Continuous Improvement? If not, why not? What is the 1% Rule? It states that at a minimum, you should dedicate 1.68 hours (that’s 101 minutes) per week or 7 hours per month or 87 hours per year to doing continuous improvement. This is for your… Read more »


Continuous Improvement and You

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  Where is the best place to start with continuous improvement? With yourself! Most of us want to start with projects outside ourselves which may be very important. However, to ensure that continuous improvement becomes a habit, you need to start with yourself! Why? Change or die! Now that sounds dramatic, but the evidence is… Read more »


What is Continuous Improvement?

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Continuous Improvement is a context, a belief system and a way of thinking that for some people is foreign. For advocates, it is a conviction or even a core value that always has them always looking for ways to do things more effectively and efficiently. It is not a destination nor a one-time event. It… Read more »


What is Your Continuous Improvement Budget?

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What is your continuous improvement budget for your company? What is your continuous improvement budget for your department? What is your continuous improvement budget for yourself? Perhaps the single most important thing you need to do in order to at least survive and ideally thrive in any market is to make change and continuous improvement… Read more »


Continuous Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Continuous Improvement

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Why Three Times? Because continuous improvement must become a habit like brushing your teeth. To do it properly you must implement it at three levels at your firm. Companywide Department wide Individually What is continuous improvement really? Continuous improvement is traditionally considered an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. My take on it:… Read more »