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Rules of the Circle: Visualizing Flow

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 11:40 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E ometimes I say “wax on” as I gesture. It has become a joke about the way I am constantly moving my hand in a circle as I describe the flow of people, equipment, processes and PDCA. It looks like I am channeling the […]

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How To: Running Effective One-On-One Meetings

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E o you’ve heard about others doing one-on-ones. Some do a one-hour session every other week with each team member. Counting preparation time, one-on-ones would take up a significant part of your busy schedule. You ponder: Would all the hours be well spent and […]

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Conflict Management!

Posted: September 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

hate conflict and tend to avoid it, if I can. Like most people, conflict seems to follow me around and be a part of life. I can only wonder if some responses to conflict are more appropriate than others. Can conflict be positive?  I decided to find out and to search for tips on dealing […]

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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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