Tag: Mistakes

My Shingo Webinar Recording on Learning from Mistakes and More

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I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar hosted by my friends at the Shingo Institute, where I presented on the topic of...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: June 13, 2024

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Thanks, as always, to Ryan McCormack for this. He always shares so much good reading, listening, and viewing here! Subscribe to get these directly...

Mistakes and Errors: A Circular Definition; Leadership Matters

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When writing or speaking, I use the words "mistake" and "error" interchangeably. The definitions in some dictionaries are comically circular. Dictionary.com defines an error as: "a...

Apple and I Made a Similar Mistake: 24 or 2024?

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The other day, I was presenting at a company about "Psychological Safety as a Pre-Condition for Continuous Improvement." It was a hybrid event and...

Shigeo Shingo & Norman Bodek on Learning From Mistakes, Including Shingo’s

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I'm currently working on a Mistake Proofing class for Karen Martin and TKMG Academy. Coming soon!! In the process of writing the course and its...

The Toyota Way: Responding to, Preventing and Learning from Mistakes with...

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #498 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Jeffrey K. Liker. Jeff...

Reflecting on Career Choices: The Wisdom of Hindsight in Quitting Jobs...

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The following material was cut from my latest book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. It just didn't...

Chef Gordon Ramsay on Never Making the Same Mistake Twice

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I loved a recent New York Times article about Chef Gordon Ramsay, including this part: "Ramsay said that when he makes a mistake, he owns...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: January 26, 2024

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

Cultivating a Culture of Learning: Overcoming Fear and Futility in Problem-Solving

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"It is in Toyota's DNA that mistakes made once will not be repeated." -- Akio Toyoda, Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation I love that quote from Mr....

Mistakes Aren’t Only Made by ‘Rookies’

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This Snickers commercial always makes me chuckle, and I saw it again last night during an NFL playoff game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztKufG63o00&ab_channel=SNICKERS The punchline is that this stadium...

Beyond Mistakes: Uncovering Toyota’s Approach to Success Through Learning

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This post is built around excerpts from the book The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. Read more about Toyota,...