"Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves." -Taiichi Ohno -
*Discussion Opportunities (comment below please):
Keeping our objectives insight helps us align our actions with our goals. In a recent forbes blog post author Molly Cain gives this advice on reaching your goals: "Break it up. Many people abandon goals because they’re just too dang big. If you’ve done this to yourself, stop now. Change your game plan."
Sometimes large goals can be more than our eyes can see, by breaking our goals up into milestones or even inchstones we can often find that the goal is much more manageable. So, What one thing can you do today that might get you a little closer to your goal?
"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
- Jack Welch -
"Start by doing what's necessary, Then do what's possible; And suddenly you are doing the IMPOSSIBLE."
-Francis of Assisi-
“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.”
― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip -
"One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment...; If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt-
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
"Play for the name on the front of the jersey and they will remember the name on the back."
A wonderful reminder from Mr. Gandhi that modeling the actions and behaviors we would like to see in the world is a powerful way to create change.
What are your thoughts, how can you be an influential instrument for change in the world today?
"Success is not defined by how many times you don't fail, rather it is defined by the times you never quit."
-Lean Strategies International LLC.-
"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
- Lawrence J. Peter-
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
-Albert Einstein -
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
" Even if you are on the right track, you'll get ran over if you just sit there."
"The grass is either green or it's brown. If green grass is what you want than water, care and nurturing is what will work."
-Lean Strategies International LLC-
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
- Maya Angelou -
" Process improvement programs are like teaching people how to fish. Strategy maps and scorecards teach people where to fish."
-Robert S. Kaplan-
"Vision without action is merely a dream, Action without vision just passes time. Vision with action, changes the world."
-Joel A. Bakler-