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My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker


January 29, 2018

AC company a long time customer of DMI found itself in a parts shortage due to their customer putting pressure on them. Most of the orders for AC company consisted of short runs of 5 through 25 parts as a normal order size. This parts shortage was causing AC to issue f...

January 24, 2018

A leader really has nothing more than their credibility. If you are setting out to inspire your people you had better mean it your people can tell when you are faking. How would rather be seen, as a fake leader who sometimes tries to lead and inspire or a credible lead...

January 24, 2018

Projects even for people who know better tend to start simple then grow overly complex. The key is to be able to recognize that project is beginning to get overly complicated and scale it back to the original intent of the project.

January 24, 2018

A general cost cutting directive from upper management without clear communication on the purpose and end game of the cost cutting in many cases results in higher costs for the company. Without direction on the cost cutting initiative employees will be ruthlessly effic...

January 23, 2018

My goal when I do projects for companies who are farming out over load work is to #1 have a better quality product than their own shop and  #2 work smarter and out hustle their own shop. 

January 22, 2018

Does your company have a sense of shared destiny from the top on down?

So many of the non management people that I have talked to over the years do not feel that they have a shared company destiny with management. They can see by managements lack luster attitudes toward...

January 20, 2018

The following a perfect example why you do not fire people for mistakes you turn the mistake into a learning moment.

“Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 trainin...

January 20, 2018

While management tends to think that are keeping secrets on the health of their company line workers and staff have their own communication channels to the company scuttlebutt. The moral of the story is for management to keep it honest and above board.

In cases where ma...

January 20, 2018

Whole Foods management has lost it's ever loving mind. The reason for Whole Foods existence to keep their shelves stocked with foodstuffs. The customer could care less how efficiently those food items reaches the shelves they have an expectation that when they enter th...

January 17, 2018

The use of data is a double edged sword. Not enough data can lead to poor decision making, too much data can bring a company to a stand still, unable to make the decisions necessary to move forward.

Just how much detail do you need to make a decision.

Data being evaluate...

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