Success Thought of the Day – 3/22/21

The fact is that the system people work in … may account for 90 or 95 percent of performance. – W. Edwards Deming

 

“Are you working in the system or on the system?”  That was one of the best questions a team member asked me several years ago.

As a leader, it is easy to get our hands into everything, as we want to help others be successful, drive results and pursue the organization’s purpose.  However, there is a difference between the individual, in the moment efforts, and operating systems.

I liken it to a glass of water spilling on a table; if it happens once or twice, it is acceptable to grab a towel and clear it up.   However, if this will be a repeated act, you need to address the real need, fix the spill’s cause, or install a “system” of trenches to catch and dispose of the water.

Give some thought to the systems you have stewardship responsibility for and make them better.

Good questions outrank easy answers. - Paul Samuelson

Success Thought of the Day – 10/21/21

Resources are the enemy of imagination. - Zoo

Success Thought of the Day – 10/20/21

Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered. - Colin Powell

Success Thought of the Day – 10/19/21

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  – Albert Einstein

Success Thought of the Day – 10/18/21

If you're too big to serve, you're too small to lead. - Rich Wilkerson, Jr.

Success Thought of the Day – 10/14/21