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Vanilletörtchen aus Blätterteig

      ZubereitungsdauerZubereitung:Aus dem Blätterteig 12 Kreise mit ca. 8 – 10 cm Durchmesser ausstechen. Eine Muffinform mit Butter ausstreichen. Die Mulden mit dem Blätterteig auskleiden, das Blech nochmals kühlstellen. Ba...
by cookingcatrin on Aug 31, 2016

Are We Too Obsessed With Competitors?

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” - MichelangeloIt is common for businesses to direct a fairly significant level of effort toward und...

Improving Dashboards With The 3-Meter Rule

Dashboards are critical for a successful continual improvement effort.  Effective dashboards can drive better coaching, faster team meetings, and more effective problem-solving.  A common problem that interferes with the effectiveness of da...

Identifying Proper Leading Metrics

One of the areas of lean that people tend to have difficulty grasping is the relationship between leading and lagging metrics, and how to identify effective leading metrics. People spend a lot of time attempting to determine leading indicators that,...

Lean Requires Deliberate Action

It has been decades since we first learned about the Toyota Production System and how it contributes to the company’s quality, productivity, and competitive success.  And although some companies have done very well with lean, most have struggl...

Are We Happy With Mediocrity?

“Nobody gives a hoot about profit.  I mean long-term profit.  We talk about it, but we don’t do anything about it.”– W. Edwards Deming W hy do so many companies seem to be happy with mediocre performance? People generally consi...

When Lean Fails: The Common Causes

Many companies today are jumping on the lean bandwagon and expecting huge cost reductions as a result.  Unfortunately, many of these companies will never see the type of improvements they expect from lean, and their leaders will likely become di...

Drácula de Bram Stoker: Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) Dvdrip

Drácula de Bram Stoker: Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) En el año 1890, Un joven abogado Jonathan Harker emprende un viaje a un castillo perdido en Transilvania donde conoce al enigmático Conde Drácula que perdió a su amada Elisabeth en 1462. El con...
by Peliculasmas.com on Mar 12, 2016

Did Ohno Miss Something?

“The basis of the Toyota production system is the absolute elimination of waste.” – Taiichi OhnoEvery now and then, I like to go back and reread books I’ve read in the past to be reminded of important points that I’ve either forgotten or ju...

Peter Stocker (1953-2015)

The very sad news that Peter Stocker has died at the age of 62 following treatment for Cancer is sad news for those of us who used to walk past the Workshop Pottery at the bottom of Trafalgar Street in Brighton. His shop … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Nov 17, 2015

Drácula de Bram Stoker: Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) Dvdrip

Drácula de Bram Stoker: Bram Stokers Dracula (1992) En el año 1890, Un joven abogado Jonathan Harker emprende un viaje a un castillo perdido en Transilvania donde conoce al enigmático Conde Drácula que perdió a su amada Elisabeth en 1462. El con...
by Peliculasmas.com on Nov 13, 2015

Confidence and Humility: Two Critical Leadership Characteristics

There are many traits that make one an effective leader.  Among the most important of these are confidence and humility, two attributes that many think cannot coexist in the same person.  I have found, however, that confidenc...

A Simple Method for Achieving the Vision

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter DruckerMany companies today have vision statements that are well-written and effectively describe future organizational aspirations. One has to wonder, though, that as common as...

Should HR Make All Hiring Decisions?

One of the biggest problems companies have that interferes with long-term success is variation in people, team, and leadership styles throughout the organization.  This variation wreaks havoc with the company’s culture and leads to a host of p...

A Solution Without a Problem

“You are non-value added, Charles,” I was told. “Your sole job is to take care of the team member who is creating the value.” – Toyota Trainer to Charles Luttrell (from Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Wa...

I Already Do Lean

“The first step is transformation of the individual.  This transformation is discontinuous.  It comes from understanding of the system of profound knowledge.  The individual, transformed, will perceive new meaning to his life, events...

Innovation for the Sake of Innovation

“Our whole company is founded on the principle that there is something very different that happens with one person, one computer.” – Steve JobsThe May issue of Fortune Magazine included an article called, “Startups . . . Inside...

Breaking Down Silos

“What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a w...

Is it Too Easy to Fire People?

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people.  At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.” – Lawrence BossidyHow effective is your hiring process?  How do you know? If i...

Why Companies Hire Poorly

“A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people.” – Jim CollinsWhen a company is buying an expensive piece of equipment, there is often a detailed process to justify the expenditure, study...


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