Monthly Archives: July 2011

A McKinsey survey I’d like to see . . .

As I wrote in an earlier blog posting, it seems to me like McKinsey & Co. is morphing into a publishing and survey company.  Nearly every other day I get an email and a new McKinsey article based on their … Continue reading

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Flyfishing with Jack Hemingway

“Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It’s thin current slides away, but eternity remains.”         … Continue reading

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An example of “leadership perspective” . . .

In my last posting I started a discussion on Total Quality and how it is time to expand the focus of quality onto Total Quality Leadership, or as a reply from a reader termed it: TQM 2.0 (I like that!). … Continue reading

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Total Quality Leadership . . .

“Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.”   – Phil Crosby In the early 1980s the US was losing the quality race to … Continue reading

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The “other side” of Autopilot . . .

I’ve been on autopilot too long.  -Ken Campbell As I mentioned in a previous posting, the Autopilot is an important element of safe long distance air transportation.  In the human being, the ability to be on autopilot while performing repetitive and often mundane … Continue reading

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George and Harry take a trip . . .

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  -George Bernard Shaw One of the marvels of modern aviation transportation is the autopilot which on a long distance flight effectively and safely guides the jumbo … Continue reading

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Celebrating talent and hard work . . .

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.   -Aldous Huxley This week we are in the south of France where we are sponsoring a classical music festival.  For the past four years we have organized classical … Continue reading

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