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Power and Choice

Posted: September 12, 2016 at 9:36 am   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E he need to be right is one driver of behavior. Most of us have a tremendous fear of being wrong. It’s often easier to take the path of least resistance, which is to stay blind to the choices. The payoff is that when […]

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Using Choice as Power: How to Get it Right

Posted: September 10, 2016 at 8:56 am   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E hoice is one of the great powers a leader possesses, yet if the leader does not know how to effectively use the power of choice, problems arise. For example when there are not enough choices we experience dis-empowerment. When we have too many choices we procrastinate and […]

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Why Is Solitude the Secret to Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)?

Posted: September 5, 2016 at 8:55 am   /   Blog, Performance

G U E S T  A R T I C L E nterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods imbedded with business analytics are a hot topic. Will they stay hot? Or are they a business improvement fad, like the quality control circles in the 1980s? My bet is these methods are keepers. Why? It […]

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Big Data: 17 Predictions Everyone Should Read

Posted: August 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E lmost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next?  Will data continue to grow?  What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive […]

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Productivity vs Learning

Posted: August 21, 2016 at 10:47 am   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E I’m a big fan of productivity and often read and write about new ways to do more in less time. So I love it when Café Jen readers send me articles on productivity, as Frank did recently when he shared a link to […]

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ASQ Member Activities – More Than The Monthly Meetings!

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm   /   Blog, Career

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Attachment: ASQ Fellow Member matrix In my day job, I am involved in analysis related to what is termed “cloudification”. In this Analytical mindset, I wanted to specify the ranges of activity for ASQ Sections and Member Units. For most people, ASQ involvement […]

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Seven Ways to Bring Out Talent in Your Team

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm   /   Blog, Process Improvements

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Check to see how many of these best practices you are willing to adopt: Always give credit to other people: The single best thing a leader can do to encourage his or her employees is to always give them the credit for major achievements. […]

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ASQ Ottawa Took A Selfie!

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 3:41 am   /   Blog

H O W  A R E  W E  D O I N G ?   Anjum Shafi, Quality Auditor, Exemplar Global

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4 Best Practices To Becoming A Customer Centric Company

Posted: August 9, 2016 at 6:56 pm   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E ()hen you think of companies that are customer centric, which companies do you think of? For me, I think of Amazon and Zappos as these companies put the customer front and center. Every decision they make is based on how it will impact […]

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KTO – A Healthy Organization

Posted: August 9, 2016 at 6:50 pm   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E ()hy do we “put the cart before the horse?”  Why do we seek answers before fully defining the most basic question worth asking?  This prompts me to ask…why do we produce “new objectives” without giving full resolution to the Root Cause of the […]

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