James stood on the trail, closed his eyes and took a deep breath. The knot under his shoulder blade seemed to grab the breath and put the brakes on. He exhaled, and noticed the tightness in his jaw. His thoughts kept churning. Project reports due. Evaluations to review. Worries about his mother’s health. Then he tuned in again to the
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There has been much historical debate when it comes to Lean vs Six Sigma. Most people have strong opinions about which method is more effective for achieving results. While Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow in your processes, six sigma is a set of tools and strategies that help to limit defects and variations in processes.
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Finally, blue skies and warm weather! It’s the middle of the summer, and for many of us, that means people are away on holidays and work productivity has slowed down for the year. If you’re a leader or manager, take advantage of the summer months to focus on your team’s wellbeing. It can have a big impact on staff morale,