The Toyota Engagement Equation: How to Understand and Implement Continuous Improvement Thinking in Any Organization [PDF]

The Toyota Engagement Equation: How to Understand and Implement Continuous Improvement Thinking in Any Organization [PDF]
The Toyota Engagement Equation: How to Understand and Implement Continuous Improvement Thinking in Any Organization by Tracey Richardson, Ernie Richardson
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781259837425 | 6.85MB

The formula for Lean success! Toyota veterans reveal how to build continuous improvement into your company’s DNA

Ever since Toyota introduced the revolutionary Toyota Production System (TPS), businesses have tried to replicate Toyota’s success. Few have succeeded over the long term. What businesses have failed to realize is that TPS calls for a fundamentally different way of thinking.

Now, at long last, here is a straightforward guide that make sense of the thinking culture behind Toyota’s phenomenal success. In its pages, authors Tracey and Ernie Richardson speak from the heart as Toyota employees who worked in the Kentucky factory when the company was first introducing its people-first approach in the U.S., and went on in the ensuing decades to teach Lean thinking around the world.

In The Toyota Engagement Equation, the authors take you through Toyota’s own journey of discovery. This deep dive into the company’s game-changing work practices reveals how employees were developed, how they were taught to spot and define problems through standardization, how they were coached to solve them, and how they were encouraged to improve their thinking as they moved forward.

And you’ll see how Toyota developed this simple but profoundly effective approach into an overall management system―and how you can achieve amazing results in your company through the same system.

In the world of Lean design and implementation handbooks, The Toyota Engagement Equation stands out as a fresh, unique, and authoritative guide to building your business into the Toyota of your industry. As the authors see it, TPS has now evolved to the “Thinking People System!”

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days [EPUB]

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days [EPUB]
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781524758844 | 6.59MB

The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE $100 STARTUP shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days.

For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it’s terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves.

But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle.

Chris Gullibeau is no stranger to this world, having launched more than a dozen side hustles over his career. Here, he offers a step-by-step guide that takes you from idea to income in just 27 days.

Designed for the busy and impatient, this detailed roadmap will show you how to select, launch, refine, and make money from your side hustle in under a month. You’ll learn how to:

  • Brainstorm, borrow, and steal to build an arsenal of great side hustle ideas (day 3)
  • Apply “Tinder for Side Hustle” logic to pick the best idea at any time (day 6)
  • Learn, gather, or create everything you need to launch; then set up a real life way to get paid (days 13-14)
  • Start raking in the money by channeling your inner Girl Scout (day 18)
  • Master the art of deals, discounts, and special offers (day 21)
  • Raise your game: improve, expand, or make more money off your hustle (days 24-26)

A side hustle is more than just another stream of income, it’s also the new job security. When you receive paychecks from different sources, it allows you to take more chances in your “regular” career. More income means more options. More options equals freedom. You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don’t have to have an MBA, or know how to code, or be an expert marketer. You don’t need employees or investors. With Chris as a guide, anyone can make more money, pursue a passion, and enjoy greater security – without quitting their day job.

Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change [EPUB]

Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change [EPUB]
Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change by Deborah Rowland
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119164920 | 3.7MB

Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change sets out an innovative approach for guiding organisations and indeed entire systems through ongoing, disruptive change. It combines Deborah Rowland's own rigorous research into change and its leadership with insights from her extensive field experience helping major global corporations including GlaxoSmithKline, RWE and Shell achieve lasting change with increased productivity, employee engagement and responsible societal impact. It is filled with helpful inspiring stories of leadership and change from the real world and, bravely, the author's own personal journey.

Challenging leaders to cultivate both their inner and outer skills necessary for success, Still Moving weaves together the “being” and “doing” of states of leading change and emphasises the importance of a mindful stance and deep systemic perception within a leader. With the goal of collaborative, sustainable change, the book delves into a variety of important topics, including present-moment awareness, intentional response, edge and tension and emergent change. Compelling and provocative, Still Moving questions the conventional wisdom of much change theory and asks that leaders first work on their inner source in order to more effortlessly change the world around them.

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