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Elevating the Constraint – Part 10 of 11

In the last OneThingLean Blog post, we talked about Step 3, or Subordinating every other decision to the Constraint. Today we will look at step 4, Elevate the Constraint. For context, lets review our Five Steps one more time. Identify the Constraint Exploit the Constraint Subordinate every other decision to the Constraint Elevate the Constraint Rinse…

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Subordination Consternation – Part 9 of 11

In the last OneThingLean Blog post, we talked about Step 2, or Exploiting the Constraint. Today we will look at step 3, Subordinate every other decision to the Constraint. For context, lets review our Five Steps one more time (I may repeat myself often as it relates to these 5 steps). Identify the Constraint Exploit the…

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Can Exploitation ever be a Good Thing? – Part 8 of 11

In the last OneThingLean Blog post, we talked about Step ZERO, or determining our Goal. Having already covered the first of the five step process in the two articles prior, finding or identifying the constraint, today we will look at step 2, Exploit the Constraint. For context, lets review our Five Steps one more time…

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The 5 Steps – Part 7 of 11

In my last OneThingLean Blog post, we talked about Finding Waldo, finding or identifying the constraint being the first of a five step process, so today we will take a step back and reveal The 5 Steps. I would suggest that these 5 steps are the steps to illumination. Each step you take builds upon…

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I Found Waldo – Part 6 of 11

Blogging is hard, and starting a blog post is the hardest of things, so here I go (I have snoozed my notification to write this blog post for two weeks now). In my defense, I have been extraordinarily busy as I and the team I work with are right in the middle of launching a…

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Where’s Waldo – Part 5 of 11

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I bet you thought I had abandoned this Blog. Well, in one sense you would be right, I definitely got distracted, and kept hitting the snooze button on my reminders to write a blog post on the next step in our journey of finding, or maybe a better way of stating it is, identifying our…

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Fixing One Thing Can Fix A Lot Of Things – Part 4 of 11

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In my last One Thingology Blog post, we talked about a couple different kinds of constraints. Physical Constraints and Policy Constraints. Now it’s time to look at the implications of breaking a constraint. Remember my original assertion that “One Thing Can Change Everything”? Well, let’s talk about the implications of breaking my delivery policy constraint.…

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What is a Constraint? – Part 3 of 11

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In my last OneThingology blog post, I asked this question: What if there was One Thing responsible for the majority of the bad things in your life and/or business? Would you see it? Would you recognize it even if it did not go boom, or have a flashing red light on top of it?  I…

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Houston, we’ve had a problem here – Part 2 of 11

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Houston, we’ve had a problem here. These now famous words echo in the minds of all of us old enough to have experienced the late 60’s and early 70’s, and now, even the younger and future generations will know the back story of these words because of the movie, Apollo 13. Alcoholics Anonymous has made…

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One Thing Can Affect Everything – Part 1 of 11

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Welcome to my new blog. A blog about how “One Thing Can Affect Everything”. Do you believe it? Can one thing really affect everything? I bet a dollar to a doughnut that you want me to prove it. A few big picture things might be a good start. In the beginning “God” created the heavens…

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