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Doug Hall on Using Systems Thinking to Power Strategy, Innovation and Growth

In this podcast (download), Doug Hall, CEO and founder of Innovation Engineering and Eureka! Ranch shares his approach for taking Dr. Deming’s ideas systems thinking and applying that to strategy, innovation and growth. Doug shares the story of how his father introduced him to Dr. Deming and systems thinking in the late 1970’s. Doug’s father […]

Deming Podcast with Dick Steele, Chairman of Peaker Services

This podcast (download) features Dick Steele, Founder and Chairman of Peaker Services and member of The Deming Institute Board of Trustees. Dick discusses his company’s transformation and their continuing application of the Deming philosophy. Peaker Services remanufactures locomotive engines and designs electrical control systems for large power applications. Dick shares how attending a Dr. Deming’s […]

Support of Top Management is Not Sufficient

Support of top management is not sufficient. It is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are committed to — that is, what they must do. These obligations can not be delegated. Support is not enough: action is required. – W. […]

Nobody Gives a Hoot About Profit

Deming’s First Theorem: Nobody gives a hoot about profit People spend a great deal of time worrying about profits and claiming credit or diverting blame for profit results. So why did Dr. Deming say “Nobody gives a hoot about profit?” He looked at the actions senior executives take and he looked at the actions that […]