SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

How to hold a SWOT Analysis covering strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as part of organizational strategic planning.

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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

This is part of an ongoing series of organizational and personal improvement book reviews. If you have read the book already use this as a reminder of key lessons. If you have not read the book and are looking to learn and grow as a leader, this summary will share the basics. Decisive: How to […]

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The Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything is a book by Stephen M. R. Covey . . . but not the well-known author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People who died after a biking accident in 2012, rather his oldest son. The Speed of Trust is now ten years old […]

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Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive

This is part of an ongoing series of organizational and personal improvement book reviews. If you have read the book already, use this as a reminder of key lessons. If you have not read the book and are looking to learn and grow as a leader, this summary will share the basics. Smarter Faster Better: […]

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The Achievement Habit

The Achievement Habit

Lean East summarizes The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth.

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Ready…Fire!…Aim

Ready…Fire!…Aim

Lean East explains why it is best to take action and experiment right away using the PDCA process. Learn from your trial and re-aim based on the result.

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How to Change Things When Change is Hard

How to Change Things When Change is Hard

This is part of an ongoing series of organizational and personal improvement book reviews. If you have read the book already use this as a reminder of key lessons. If you have not read the book and are looking to learn and grow as a leader, this summary will share the basics. Read the entire […]

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Problem Solving to Root Cause

Problem Solving to Root Cause

While facilitating an improvement project for a hospital’s surgical department recently, our team was presented with a clear opportunity for improvement. Recent data logged during a long day of procedures included three separate surgical cases where the patient’s discharge paperwork was incorrect. These three errors were all caught by the surgeon before the patient was […]

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