Continuous Improvement: Stop Learning – Start Dying

 John Ruh   Continuous Improvement, Professional Development


“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 all know that we either change or the business will eventually die. That may sound a bit dramatic, however, any business leader knows that if a business and its people are not growing and improving they are losing ground. But how can we make change a habit?

3 Practical Ideas

  1. Make Continuous Improvement a core value. Proclaim it as a way of life for your organization.
  2. Create a master Continuous Improvement list (ask us for our simple form) and measure results weekly.
  3. Acknowledge any and all success, small or large. Celebrate wins and make them public to create momentum (this can get everyone on board and excited about it).

We’ve written extensively about CI and its necessity for personal and business growth:

  • Continuous Improvement While Staying On Track: How do you make changes with your Security/Compliance oriented staff and keep the train on the tracks? How do you enact changes needed yet support the bread and butter employees so they see what is truly need to do to support the overall company needs? (And in essence, protect their jobs.) Read more
  • Brushing Your Teeth What on earth does brushing your teeth have to do with business? What does it have to do with improving my life (besides improving dental hygiene?) I don’t have time for this! Was your ego triggered by the first sentence and did you make any of these statements? If so, read on.

Want to discuss?

Call/email us at 773-641-9631 for one free introductory session for you and/or your team on how to create your own program for yourself, your team or your company.