A Network of Commitments is Not Enough

What is the difference between a promise and a commitment? According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of a promise is a declaration or assurance that one will, or not, make a particular thing happen. In the domain of Language Action, a promise is one of the speech acts. A commitment is being dedicated to […]

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Enthusiasm for Lean

Here is a preview of the Associated General Contractors of America Enthusiasm for Lean webinar which will be moderated by Sean Graystone and co-presented with Joanna McGuffey on May 7. The focus of our conversation will be the importance of and an approach to cultivating an enthusiastic commitment to lean practices. Even if you are […]

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Passion and Lean

What are you passionate about? I sometimes ask workshop audiences to answer that question. Answers usually include: Family Travel Sports Pets Music Cooking (and Eating) Hunting Recreation Health Life Work Note that “Family” is cited most often, by a very large margin, outpacing all other passions combined. What all of these passions have in common […]

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