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Walking with the dog

I have two dogs. I walk them daily and I’m always aghast at people in my neighborhood who are on their phones while they do it. The dog looks as happy as ever to be out, sniffing, enjoying time outside, and the owner is just engrossed in something else. I never understood talking to someone while doing something else – it’s one of those times that I truly believe you’ll never do either really well. Whether I call to talk to you, or you call me to do the same, if I pick up the phone and answer, I’m going to be listening to you.

The Total Eclipse (on your shop floor)

You must have heard by now. There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th. We are lucky...

What's an AS9100 and why should you (and Boeing) care?

It’s been all over the news recently. Boeing cannot find the report for who was responsible for...

Guacamole and your Production Operations

I love guacamole. As we’re coming into Super Bowl weekend, nachos might be a thing for some. Chips...

The Alarm Bell's Ringing in My Head

This weekend, I received a call from my alarm company. They were calling to tell me that I had a...

What the NCAA teaches us about cheating

Cheating is not worth it. In the short term, it may give you the “win” but in the end, it corrupts...

The Power of One Revisited

We talked about the impact of a single person in your organization as a strength and weakness...

A Winning Season

On the shop floor, you don’t often talk about seasons. You have days, weeks, months, and periods of...

The Scoreboard, Part 1

We’re in football season, and I’m partial to some good NCAA ball on a fall Saturday with a...

The Power of One, Part 3

Archery is a game of skill and strength. Just looking at the size of those bow strings and the...

The Power of One, Part 2

We’re talking about the power (and weakness) of a single individual in your organization. This team...

The Power of One

There are still diseases that modern medicine will fail to heal; those are, perhaps, the most scary...

Airline Travel - DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you remember air travel when you dressed up, it was a completely different experience. In the...

Where Mustard Went Wrong

I’m all for innovation. I am an entrepreneur and I know that, sometimes, you have to go where no...

The Drawbridge

I love drawbridges. They always fascinated me as a child. While I don’t know of any in the...