In Three Words – What You Do

I found this idea for discussion in a LinkedIn group and I was curious to hear what my readers and this community would say.

How would you describe what you do professionally in just three words?

My first thought was “help people improve.”  What three words first come to mind for you? Please add a comment to this post.


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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Dean Willson says:

    Facilitate good change.
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  2. Sameer Goyal says:

    Help solve problems

  3. Sonja Dieterich says:

    Treating patients safely

  4. What boss says

    :(
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  5. Collet. Analyze. Share.

  6. Ron says:

    In three words, the most thing I usually do is to “make people happy”. If they become happy then I will become happy also. What you do to others will also be done to you in return.
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  7. Justin Gradek says:

    Daily Continuing Education,

    While the work is professional, iterative, and not designed to be an education; I approach it as such…

  8. Alina Hsu says:

    Engage people.

    I think this engagement is critical to all Lean initiatives, from the smallest to the largest. I’m harking back to Spears’ discussion of continuous learning (which I like better than continuous improvement because it has the right center of gravity). The idea of engagement also highlights the eighth waste, of human potential.

  9. kopstar says:

    Help people learn.

  10. Matt May says:

    Create Meaningful Change
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  11. Enrique Herrera says:

    Share my knowledge

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