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Entries Tagged as 'Excellence'

Spring Clean Your Processes

April 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Spring Clean Your Processes

Document Systems and Processes By developing and documenting a standard process or system for regular activities, you eliminate the need to constantly re-invent the wheel. In E-Myth Mastery, consultant and author, Michael Gerber talks about the discipline of creating and implementing step-by-step processes for your most critical business activities. He recommends creating an operations manual so […]

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Tags: Excellence · Learning · Strategies

5S for Time Management

October 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on 5S for Time Management

New online workshop on time management and productivity offered through Eastern Michigan University’s Professional Programs and Training! Lean thinking is a process-based approach to increase efficiency and productivity in the workplace – designed to help us work smarter, not harder. 5S is a tool in the Lean toolbox. 5S stands for Sort, Straighten, Sweep & Shine, Standardize and Sustain […]

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Tags: Excellence · Ideas · Strategies

Make the Impossible Possible

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Make the Impossible Possible

This past weekend, I picked up a “Who I Am” and “Why I Am Here” story that just I couldn’t put down. The title, Make the Impossible Possible (2007) first caught my eye. It’s the story of Bill Strickland and his organization, Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training and community arts program located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Having been deeply inspired as a high school […]

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Tags: Communication · Contribution · Engagement · Excellence · Leadership · Reading Room