Why does your organization exist? Does everyone understand this? Are all decisions aligned with this?
What problems do your products solve for your customers? Do they want more than you’re delivering?
Does everyone understand what matters NOW? Do you have the will to say “no” or “not yet”?
How does work get done? Is it both efficient and effective? Is it continuously improved?
Have you created an environment that draws on every team member’s skills and creative potential?
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Our president, Karen Martin, speaks on a variety of topics, including content from The Outstanding Organization and Clarity First.
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Check out my latest @LinkedIn article: When Transformation Grows Tough https://t.co/zeepw9W7h0. If you like it, let's link!
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Eavesdropping on a common conversation I hear: "What are we trying to achieve?" "Why that versus something else?" "… https://t.co/7uv0rM63we
Great saying in @Delta SkyClub in ATL. Same with #Lean management! https://t.co/NFIUsTtwKk
It's a great time of the year to commit or recommit to an essential behavior for achieving excellence (personally a… https://t.co/NGqNAh6va3
I always love reading about new laws in the New Year. This one is interesting from Japan - reversing first name, la… https://t.co/pJIBPw9fGe
Good tip! Never thought of this. https://t.co/GX9RCEvpo7
Wonderfully simple and effective advice: learn more and laugh more. Oh, and work should be fun. AGREE!! https://t.co/ZzjGCHMYFj
@KarenMartinOpEx they have arrived! Weekend study is sorted! https://t.co/eBi46lXH5Y
Had a great chat this afternoon with @thedug of @voltagectrl re: the role of #clarity in #innovation and #NPD. We c… https://t.co/hMhxdvPiRE
And winning feels damn good. #ClarityFirst #lean #productivity https://t.co/WaMsEFl9YG
Value stream maps are even more powerful in office and service environments than they are in manufacturing. #VSM… https://t.co/hNHQwdQkgS
Biases are a close cousin to assumptions. Learn to recognize when you’re operating with one. #ClarityFirst #lean… https://t.co/8WY2adbGe7
Know thy data! #VSM #lean #business https://t.co/erRfrBL49Q
I hadn't heard about the @HarvardBiz article @dan_markovitz outlines here but I agree heartily. What are people thi… https://t.co/1Vdh6JaEaT
Specificity matters. In thought, word, and deed. #TheOustandingOrganization #lean #clarity https://t.co/q9hg6DsSWb
WONDERFUL to be having a nice evening with this powerhouse #Lean lady. Glad you have biz in #Dallas, @kgee_squared! https://t.co/U1EmMwkm16
Which is the opposite from how most of us operate. #ClarityFirst #lean #clarity https://t.co/FNixJvjZPB
Value stream maps are different from process maps. #VSM #ValueStream #lean https://t.co/LyoXEoJLm7
Just wrapped a good day facilitating a strategy deployment session w/ senior #leaders at a client in the Midwest. T… https://t.co/c7YFnXBXBE
It’s incredibly liberating to be in a position to say “no thank you” to a Fortune 100 company’s inquiry for consult… https://t.co/7HnhIXUyVd
Beautiful! The way all workplaces can and should function, whether manufacturing or service sector. #coaching Thank… https://t.co/vL4CaePbJ9
It's time to pull a @MarieKondo, clean out your closets, and never consume so many clothes again. While my closet i… https://t.co/UnB6WK3Ej6
Self-aware #leaders understand how to listen without emotional defense mechanisms drowning out the truth.… https://t.co/4eDzybMeYg
Great #leaders don’t need to have all the answers, they need to ask the right #questions. https://t.co/gALP4j7jzI
#ClarityLesson: #Clarity helps employees feel more confident their decisions. It reduces the risk of guessing or be… https://t.co/0wc8Na8BZR
4 Ways Your Non-Verbal #Communication is Telling a Different Story Than Your #Words by @salubriousdish via @INC… https://t.co/tkXDXISSXZ
It is an immutable law in #business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises—but… https://t.co/lGE9Do5JMQ
Thank you @robddube for the interview and shining a much needed light on clarity: Pausing For #Clarity: Mindful… https://t.co/bsYv7I3grG
You cannot remove yourself from the #clarity equation. Organizational clarity begins with you! https://t.co/CM7IKIT19s
The audiobook version of #ClarityFirst is out, and I'd love for you to listen. Get yours here:… https://t.co/tmfBwdM4sF
Great post on @Forbes by @FoutsMelinda: How A #Productive Mindset Will Lead To Your Own #Happiness. https://t.co/2C4OcMtO69
Help your teams erase these thoughts from their minds, all of which create barriers to #change: 1) That's not what… https://t.co/kiujgP4aRN
Are you responding with a well-informed answer, or a thoughtless response said out of habit? https://t.co/mcRNZtFkCC
People are often afraid to be direct. Asking clarifying questions leads to better #problemsolving and relationships… https://t.co/TqHphTbLwk
Does your organization operate with high levels of #clarity? Take my free #ClarityFirst quiz.… https://t.co/ACsPqLKuz6
Effective #problemsolving is not an innate skill that most people are born with. It must be developed.… https://t.co/UWXkgeSGnx
Good ideas to cultivate #curiosity within #teams. https://t.co/jgV7aUQdRr @Forbes
#Curiosity is too often presented as dangerous, childish, and something a person is supposed to grow out of. But it… https://t.co/zidCUI07Jw
#Mindfulness develops the areas of your brain responsible for self-regulation, allowing you to manage your response… https://t.co/VllBYSIJMS
#TuesdayThoughts: The problem you are avoiding exists whether you seek #clarity on it or not.
Not everyone has the same foundational experiences anchoring how they interpret subjective #words. Choose your word… https://t.co/GZz81ACpUG