An Ounce of Action…

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions.


~~Ralph Waldo Emerson


This quote is courtesy of A Lean Journey blog.  Tim McMahon has some great advice there.  I’d add that some talk about what could be or complain about problems.  Others pour over data and generate graphs and Powerpoint presentations.  There are even those who analyze the options but are unable to spring into action (analysis paralysis).


Lean Leaders involve the team, study the data, analyze the problem, and take action…


…using good methodology like the Deming Cycle of course.


About Christian Paulsen

Christian Paulsen is an Executive Consultant with 20 years of Lean Manufacturing. Chris adds value to organizations by driving process improvement and bottom line savings. Chris intends to help others by sharing the lessons learned after a quarter century of operational leadership, marriage, parenting, and even longer as a Cubs fan. Your comments on this blog are welcome. You can also connect with Chris via LinnkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in the right sidebar. Chris welcomes your comments. Christian's professional services are available by contacting him through LinkedIn (right side bar)
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2 Responses to An Ounce of Action…

  1. great quote……´s all about action – on the floor (not the meeting rooms) !
    Action means : talking and working with the employees

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