GEMBA WALKS

In manufacturing a Gemba walk involves walking around the shop floor or your department to identify and improve on problems as you see them. The idea is to identify and solve issues related to reducing waste (time or materials) before they can make negative impact on the company. Gemba walks...

EASY PROBLEM SOLVING

Teamwork is one of the best ways to solve problems. This tool will help highlight and address your biggest problem and brainstorm incredible solution-oriented action steps.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, conse #1 Manage your emotional state. If you feel overwhelmed it can create a negative anchor for problem solving. Turn...

BRAINSTORMING FOR SOLUTIONS

Brainstorming is one of the simplest tools for solving problems. So why does everyone seem to break all the rules? GROUND RULES FOR BRAINSTORMING Keep control: Only one idea at a time, no side discussions, stay focused on the top at hand, initially just do a brain dump, don’t try...

Why Active Listening is Key to Leadership

Have you ever been in a meeting and a person cuts you off before you finish what you were saying? How does that make you feel? In this picture, if you look closely you can pick out who is actively listening to the speaker? This is a very typical picture...