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Apr 25, 2023

In this episode, Bill and Andrew discuss variation, the impossibility of true interchangeability and why we need to apply "shades of gray" thinking at work. Bill shares the key question that will take your organization beyond "meets specifications" and help improve your processes, so you can delight your...


Apr 18, 2023

In this third discussion in a series on the Role of a Manager, David and Andrew discuss how a manager should view, and treat, people. Deming wrote, β€œIt’s just not ranking people, it is instead recognition of differences between people and an intent to put everybody in position for development.” David applies this...


Apr 11, 2023

Education is often touted as data- or evidence-driven. But in this discussion, John Dues contends that educational data is often fiction, given how easy it is to distort, both via the inputs and outputs and through manipulation.

0:00:02.6 Andrew Stotz: My name is Andrew Stotz and I'll be your host as we continue our...


Apr 4, 2023

What is quality? Does it mean always meeting specifications? What if the calculus for specifications means little and tells managers almost nothing about the process or its potential for improvement? Dr. Bill Bellows discusses the negative consequences of this kind of black-and-white thinking and what to do about it.