Quotable Quote. “Your mistake does not define who you are... you are your possibilities.” - O prah W infrey. Quotable Quote. “So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.” - P eter F. D rucker. Quotable Quote.
“Your mistake does not define who you are... you are your possibilities.”
“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”
-Peter F. Drucker
“Whenever there is a product for a customer, there is a value stream. The challenge lies in seeing it.”
Learning to See by Rother and Shook
“Quality is free, however –
the Management Systems that proliferate it are not .”
– Jay Watson
“If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward.”
– Geoffrey Hickson
"Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road."
- Laing Burns, Jr.
“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.”
- Agha Hasan Abedi
See It. Report It. Fix It.”
- Gary Shepherd
“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.”
- Tom Peters
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
– Zig Zigglar
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.”-Zig Zigglar
“You can talk so much. The proof is how you compete to the guy next to you and if a guy makes a mistake, you've got to be there to pick him up and not put him down.”
“The point is…
you’d better figure out what your Customers – the Customers you want – value. Because that’s what they’ll buy.
Anything else is a waste of their money, and they’ll figure that out in a hurry.”
– Gordon Bethune
“Don’t second guess,
think Safety First!”
– Jack Morrow
"Japanese management practices succeed simply because they are good management practices. This success has little to do with cultural factors. And the lack of cultural bias means that these practices can be – and are – just as successfully employed elsewhere."
“Lean is the endless pursuit of waste elimination.”
– LeanBreakthru Consulting Group
"You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
– Zig Zigglar
“It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference.”
– Michael Dell
“Human improvement is from within outward.”
- James A. Froude
"A good solution can be successfully applied to almost any problem."
– Big Al's Law
“It is often the last key on the ring which opens the door.”
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
"Change is the window through which the future enters your life."
“Improvement begins with I.”
– Arnold H. Glasgow
"A great company continuously measures and improves the following attributes: meritocracy, fairness, justice, openness, speed , imagination and excellence in execution."
– Narayana Murthy
“ If you give people tools, and they use their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.”
“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”
– George F. Will
"Being good enough, is not good enough – give customers a reason to be faithful."
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“The Largest Room in the World is the Room for Improvement.”
"Traditional functional paradigm has done more to impede customer focused,
business performance improvement over the past two decades than almost any other factor."
“If at first you do succeed,
try something harder.”
"Change before you have to."
– Jack Welch
"One of the ways we'll know that Work-Out has been successful is that my style of leadership will no longer be tolerated in this company."
– Jack Welch
10 Commandments of Improvement
- by Gemba Research
1 Abandon fixed ideas
2 Think of ways to make it possible
3 No excuses needed
4 Go for the simple solution, not the perfect one
5 Correct mistakes right away
6 Use your wits, not your wallet
7 Problems are opportunities
8 Repeat “why?” five times
9 Seek ideas from many people
10 There is no end to improvement
but don’t quit your day job.”