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3 Tips To Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

The year is just beginning and it wasn’t too long ago that we set our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you wanted to read more, break bad habits or get into shape, you probably still have your New Year's resolutions on your mind. However, you’re also probably worried about following through with these resolutions. Research conducted [...]

By | 2017-06-02T10:57:06+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Michael E Parker|Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Michael E. Parker | Living a “Lean” Life

Far before I became an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and public speaker, the Lean Management philosophy was attractive. It spoke to me because it's a systematic long-term management practice that thrives on support and continuous growth. Borrowed from the Toyota Production System (TPS), Lean Management enables incremental achievement through quality and efficiency. Looking at the man [...]

By | 2016-01-25T15:33:31+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Lean Management, Michael E Parker|Comments Off on Michael E. Parker | Living a “Lean” Life

Finding the Push and Pull Within Lean Management

While there are many components to lean management and value centered solutions that make these management and operations styles unique, one of the central components is the idea of “pull systems”. In Value Centered Solutions, and lean management alike, this management and production style is based on the needs of the customer. A “pull system” [...]

By | 2017-06-02T11:01:06+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Lean Management, Michael E Parker, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding the Push and Pull Within Lean Management

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear : Leadership Myths

Leaders Work Smarter Not Harder. While part of this is mantra may be true, it is somewhat misleading. Great leaders know their strengths and their weaknesses. That means they find people who excel in areas that they don’t and focus on the things that they are best at. Strong leaders are great at prioritizing and [...]

By | 2015-08-13T17:06:42+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Michael E Parker|Comments Off on Don’t Believe Everything You Hear : Leadership Myths