Tag Archives: 5-Whys

Newspapers, Company Policies and Corporate Culture

Several years ago a relatively new employee at a large British newspaper was curious why the papers were so big, so he asked one of the older executives. The reply came quickly. “All quality newspapers are big; customers would not want it any … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture Assessments . . . .Why?

  “To get to where you want to go, you must first know your starting point” Corporate Culture Assessments are definitely the rage in business at the moment.  There are over 70 different culture profile assessments on the markets, some … Continue reading

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Look Back to Move Forward

Dear God, my prayer for 2013 is a fat bank account and a thin body. Please don’t mix these up like you did this year. It’s January 1st, 2013.  The start of a new year and the time when most people … Continue reading

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“Oxbridge” Interviews . . . And the 5 Why’s

This past Saturday I spend a couple of hours at my daughter’s high school in London conducting mock interviews for senior students applying to university.  They call them “Oxbridge” interviews since many of the students are applying to either Cambridge … Continue reading

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root cause and Root Cause . . .

There seemed to be endless obstacles… it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. -Joanna Field One of the seminal tools in problem solving and process improvement is called Root Cause Analysis. I found the following useful definition on the … Continue reading

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