Tag: situational awareness

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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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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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The Recipe for My Secret Sauce

  No, this isn’t a special holiday cooking edition of the LeanBP Blog! To celebrate the season, I thought I’d share with you the formula...
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Get Wise and Synchronize!

  Want to learn how to shave weeks off knowledge work—with valuable learning as an added return on your investment? The first order of business is...
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Are You Marching to the Beat of the Wrong Drum?

  In the business office, we often tend to think of the deliverables we produce in terms of a rate. For example, we might have...
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Putting 5S to Work in the Business Office

If you read this blog regularly, you’re aware that the same lean tools that make manufacturing more efficient can work wonders in the business...