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Elisabeth Goodman’s blog: a summary, some statistics, and a hiatus whilst I focus on some publications on Lean, Process Improvement and Team Effectiveness

WordPress has some fascinating tools for monitoring the level of readership of blog postings.  Here are the statistics (as of 30th Nov 2009) on all my blogs since I started posting them in July 2009 Title Views Knowledge assets have been walking out o 232 Deep Visuals Ltd – how Kodak’s knowledge 194 There’s more …

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Why conventional knowledge management, process improvement and project management won’t work with ‘clever’ teams. Or will they?

‘Simply putting clever people together does not make a team’, and, ‘There are many examples of extremely bright and talented groups that signally underperform’.  So say Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones in ‘Clever. Leading your smartest, most creative people.’ (1) This book, which Elisabeth Goodman, principal consultant at RiverRhee Consulting, picked up as a result …

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There’s more to decision making than meets the eye or.. why we shouldn’t dismiss gut feelings

I like a book that challenges my assumptions and ‘Blink’ by Malcolm Gladwell is one of them.  Each time I read such a book, I discover how much more I need to learn.  Apologies if what I’m about to write about is already obvious to readers. Whenever I run workshops using Lean and Six Sigma, …

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Powerful quotes for strong performing (effective) teams

Followers of my blogs will know that I have been reading Stephen Covey’s “The 8th Habit” and have found it very inspirational both from a personal perspective, and for the various ways in which I help teams become a strong foundation for their organisations. I particularly liked the following quotes which Covey includes in his …

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Creativity and problem solving – applications to DMAIC

I participated in an excellent presentation yesterday evening by Ayd Instone (www.aydinstone.com) at the Cambridge Entreprise and Technology Club, held at The Welding Institute, Granta Park. His illustration of the roles that our left and right hand brains play in our creativity and problem solving gave me some insights into the dilemma that workshop participants …

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