Tag Archives: United States

The Medal of Honor and Leadership

Many of you saw tales of heroic deeds over the recent Memorial Day celebration in the United States.   We take the time to learn of heroes and the stories of their unselfish and personally risky actions that we taken … Continue reading

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2 More Visual Management Examples

Some of you may recall that my wife and I had a great time in Maine over the summer.  It was fun to go to such a beautiful area.  It was also fun to share a humorous experience from that … Continue reading

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Lincoln on Lean Leadership

The battery to my laptop seemed to die instantaneously on a recent flight.  My travels were taking me nowhere near an Apple store and I was unable to have one delivered before the return flight.  Out of desperation for something … Continue reading

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Where liberty dwells…

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~~Benjamin Franklin

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4 Leadership Lessons from a War Hero

4 Leadership Lessons from a War Hero originally posted on Lean Leadership in November 2012. It’s being reposted in honor of all those who have served in our armed forces. Happy Memorial Day! The phone rings. Colonel Walter Smith is … Continue reading

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Does Rising Labor in China = Reshoring at Home?

The rise of manufacturing in China has been impressive and has made a major impact throughout the world.  China has become the number two manufacturing nation behind only the United States.  Many expect that it is just a matter of … Continue reading

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We will always be grateful….

We will always be grateful that freedom has found such brave defenders. ~~President George W. Bush

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America The Beautiful — Independence Day 2011

America the Beautiful O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

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Running Lean

Lean Manufacturing helps New Balance keep production in America!  Yes, of shoes.  At a time when most shoes seem to come from Indonesia, China, and Vietnam, a quality running shoe is produced in the USA. There are several advantages of domestic … Continue reading

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Will Volkswagen’s New Factory Help the US Maintain It’s Edge?

[tweetmeme]A significant event happened this week in the world of manufacturing.  You may recall a post titled US Factories Maintain Edge? where we discussed how the United States is still the world’s #1 manufacturer but many project that China will overcome the US … Continue reading

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