On Friday’s I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.
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"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else." ~Lawrence J. Peter
It is important to remember as you start this New Year you start with a vision of what you want to accomplish. Whether it is a personal New Year's resolution or a new business objective you need to set a goal or target condition. From this a plan can be made to achieve your goal. You can then monitor your progress toward your goal and adjust accordingly. In 2010, think Lean, have a vision, and use PDCA otherwise it is anyone's guess where you'll end up.
Jamie Flinchbaugh wrote a nice post on New Year's Resolutions. He recommends forgoing the resolution in favor of planning and action. Check out his advice on goal setting before you tackle your own.