Articles by: pwpadmin

Personal Bias and Regulations can be a Costly Combination

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April 16, 2009

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16 April 2009 Regulations give baseline guidance on how we conduct our affairs. Regulations level the playing field by defining the minimum requirements for everyone involved. Regulations can be the motivating force behind many of our daily behaviors. Reference The ValueTree™ and let’s examine how regulations overlay it. For many […]

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Destroy Value with Ineffective Interpersonal Relations

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March 25, 2009

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ISSUE#5 Ineffective interpersonal relations create drag on The ValueTree ™. Two weeks ago I was with a group of executives accountable for a complex, highly engineered product. They are from different countries, different companies and have little interest in interpersonal relations. The boss operated with the assumption that they were […]

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What a Mess…Debt

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February 26, 2009

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26 February 2009 The ValueTree™ is a great way to decode current headlines. CBS880 radio out of New York City recently reported that the transit authority predicts that future fare increases will be consumed with rising interest expenses on long-term debt. Let’s reference the ValueTree™ (http://www.myvaluetree.com/TheValueTree.pdf) to understand the situation. […]

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Pondering = Loss

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February 25, 2009

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ISSUE#4 Cycle-time is the topic of our attention. During 4th Q last year, we focused on the first of five components that make-up cycle-time. Let’s review… Cycle Time is an essence-level concept within which are buried ValueTree™ improvements. Cycle-time. To best understand this concept, picture an assembly line; one where […]

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Hunt Time harms Value

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January 25, 2009

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ISSUE#3 Cycle Time is an essence-level concept within which are buried ValueTree™ improvements. Cycle-time. To best understand this concept, picture an assembly line; one where product is flowing, one after another. A technician starts one unit, works it along until the end of the station and then goes back to […]

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Kaizen Accelerates Value Creation

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December 7, 2008

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ISSUE#2 A soundly implemented Kaizen-event is a sure-fire way to accelerate value. “Kaizen” is a compound Japanese word meaning to take-apart and rebuild, roughly transliterated into “continuous improvement.” A wide body of concepts and tactics now falls under the Kaizen umbrella and when they are implemented as a set, through […]

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Greetings From China

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September 17, 2008

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17 September 2008 I am writing you from China where I am conducting workshops on Leadership and Change for emerging leaders at the Civil Aviation Management Institute. It is incredible to see the transformation underway. It is a different city than when I was here 14 years ago. The whole […]

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CASH FLOW is COOL

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August 25, 2008

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ISSUE #1 A commonly heard term is CASH FLOW. Here is what I know: ask the person using the term to define what they mean by describing the formula they are using. There are at least 9 variations on the theme of cash flow. Let’s look at the tree to […]

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Competitive? Me?

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April 16, 2008

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Topic: Simple EthicsIndustry: AerospaceLocation: East Coast Ann and Fran are both executives at this very large company and Ann has issues with Fran. Each year during the United Way fundraisers a “Breakfast with the Boss” is hosted and served by the executives. People tip their favorite executive and the results […]

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An Inviting Place to Work

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April 15, 2008

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Title: Thank you Jack WelchTopic: An Abusive Performance Management ProcessIndustry: AerospaceLocation: Heartland, USA “Get your pound of flesh.” This was told a manager at a prominent company as they went into their annual performance appraisal time. Interpretation: Make sure you have 10% of your people identified as low performers and […]

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