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  Certifying as a Black Belt is a journey. Here I have explained in details that What it takes to be a certified ASQ Black Belt. For most it is a mystery on how to certify. In this article we try to shine some light on...

LAUNCHING THE IMPROVEMENT NERDS PODCAST Having Faith Getting this idea out of my head and out into the Universe has been about faith. Having complete trust in someone or something. Accepting the things you cannot control. This has  been about making a decision on how you want...

HOW CIRCULARITY CAN CREATE VALUE BACKSTORYThanks to my struggle with the time zone change after flying back from the West coast, I have found myself awake at 1 AM here in the Midwest. Perfect time to write a LinkedIn article. Although, I likely won’t post the...

Visiting Mammoth caveMy wife and I have a goal of seeing all the National Parks before our boys graduate High School. The twins are 4 and our oldest is 6, so we have 12 years. Which might seem like a lot of time, but let’s...

In this article we discuss three (3) ways to help organizations dealing with VUCA. I recently learned about an acronym VUCA. Which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. I stumbled across the acronym while preparing an organizational change management plan for a healthcare organization. Below...

Focus on setting your frequency, share your energy, and it will attract the things you desire. Don’t believe me? Try it for a few days. Allow your authentic self to shine and speak openly about your passions. The response will overwhelm you. I’d like...

When combined with other improvement methods and when directed in a strategic way, I have seen Design Thinking help teams be more creative and sincere in the improvement ideas the create. This past week I led a Design Sprint for an amazing organization that was trying...

About the Green Dot In improvement, the green dot suggests that the activity is value added. This concept is where the name of our organization comes from. And yes, our logo is a green sticker. When we place the logo on our content we always ask...