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Hank Czarnecki's Blog – February 2011 Archive (4)

Disciplined People – Disciplined Thought – Disciplined Action

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.  ~Vince Lombardi

Jim Collins, Good To Great states: “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action, fanatically consistent with... the Hedgehog Concept.  (This hedgehog concept reminds me of Deming’s “constancy of purpose” principle. The great companies discriminate…


Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 22, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Practical Problem Solving Form

Download:  Practical%20Problem%20Solving%20Form.xls 

Just thought I would share the form we use for Practical Problem Solving Lean Training -- Hank



Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Socratic conversation: Understand the concept gemba walks

Saw this conservation - Not sure of its source but thought it was a great example of coaching-- Hank

What is the purpose for gemba walks?

To sustain improvements and verify systems are working.

Why does your manager need to do a Gemba walk with you?

So that I can show her (manager) how things work and she can evaluate my thought process.

Changing… Continue

Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Can Your Production System Answer These Questions?

According to Steven Spear, author of the High Velocity Edge & Decoding the DNA of Toyota, the key to Toyota is that every activity must be specified; when evaluating a production system, there are four levels to observe and specific activites in each level.

1.  System Output – Successful day


  • How Much
  • Of What
  • Delivered to whom
  • At what time


2.  Pathway/Flow Design - Flow of material, information and…


Added by Hank Czarnecki on February 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments


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