Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: July 30, 2021


Thanks as always to Ryan McCormack for this… there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him!

News, blogs, articles, resources, and links about creating value, continuous improvement, innovation, and leadership.

Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients

Aligning incentives to health outcomes and value continues to challenge health systems in North America.  How to Create Incentives for Improvement.

Listen to Why Canadian Nurses Are Leaving the Profession on CBCListen's The Current With Matt Galloway

Operational Excellence

Those seeking to achieve new levels of performance have a deep-seated belief that it can be attained.  Solutionism, a mindset that cultivates the belief that problems are real and solvable, has proven to be invaluable as a source of overcoming complacency and defeatism.  Why I'm a Proud Solutionist.  

“We tend to solve problems by adding things together rather than taking things away, even when doing so goes against our best interests.” Humans solve problems by adding complexity, even when it's against our best interests.
There's still a lot of buzz about Industry 4.0, but before plunging into faddish investments, consider What Conditions Make Industry 4.0 Feasible.

Frontline staff are the first to know about problems, but are often the last to be asked.  Gain Competitive Advantage by Transcending the Frontline Paradox.

Standardization is the bedrock of process improvement, but many still struggle with the basics.  Why and Where to do Standards

Leading & Enabling Excellence

The 25 Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers

NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo on How to Embrace Humility

Coaching – Developing Self & Others

Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done–and We Still Don't

Books, Podcasts, Videos

Books I'm currently reading:

Still getting through Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots

For those of you who use Goodreads and want to track what I read, check out my “currently reading” books.  

Podcasts I'm listening to:

Is it Safe to Speak Up at Work? — WorkLife with Adam Grant

How to Engage Remote Teams, with Tsedal Neeley

Follow Ryan & Subscribe:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rjmccormack/
Twitter: @stickynotehero
Subscribe to receive these via email


What do you think? Please scroll down (or click) to post a comment. Or please share the post with your thoughts on LinkedIn. Don't want to miss a post or podcast? Subscribe to get notified about posts via email daily or weekly.

Get New Posts Sent To You

Select list(s):
  1. Mark Graban says

    Join us for this live streaming session next Tuesday. Join us via LinkedIn, YouTube, or Facebook (the Lean Blog page):

  2. Mark Graban says

  3. Mark Graban says

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.