The LeanBP Blog

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Never Be Wrong Again

Does that sound like an impossible promise? If you’re trying to achieve big goals at work, it’s hard enough to be right half the...
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SWOT: Rediscover a Classic

Ever go through your closet or toolbox and find something useful you forgot you had—and wound up being glad you did? I suggest you rummage...
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Whip Out the WIP Board

https://vimeo.com/265912042 Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, I’ve been providing you steps to stay productive and focused in work and in life. If you completed your mind map...

How to Make a Mind Map

Any Harry Potter fans out there? If so, you’re familiar with the idea of a pensieve. The wizard Albus Dumbledore uses the pensieve—a large, shallow...
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Going Back to the Blue Line

The COVID-19 crisis has upended business as usual, and it’s unclear what will happen when some or all of us return to work. Supply...
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VIDEO: A Multitasking Lesson for Kids

https://vimeo.com/403842956 If you’ve got school-age kids, or teach them, they’re likely home right now, finishing out the academic year online. How’s it going? Are students...
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Staying Productive Through a Crisis

The world has changed dramatically since you heard from me last. It’s hard to remember what I planned to write about just three or...
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4 Email Mistakes That Kill Productivity

  Do you spend most of your day on email? You’re in good company. For most of us, the office environment has shrunk from a...
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What Peas Can Teach You About Process

  You know you have many miles to travel when it comes to improving your business processes, but you’re likely wondering where to start. If...
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VIDEO: Has a Business Process Ever Made You Cry?

https://vimeo.com/385091133 Motion is one of the 8 wastes that plague the business office. (The kitchen, too, come to think of it.) Here’s a short and...