Las Vegas Lean Six Sigma

Principle of War #7 – Unity of command

Unity of Command: For every objective, there should be unity of effort under one responsible person. This is probably the most frustrating principle…

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Principle of War #6 – Concerted action

Concerted Action: Unify and bring all elements to work simultaneously in the achievement of your objectives. This is the principle of coordination and…

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Principle of War #5 – Intelligence

Intelligence: Use every method possible to gather and accurately interpret information that will enable you to prepare and be successful.  Making optimal decisions…

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Principle of War #4 – Maneuver

Maneuver: Move and position resources in a way that furthers the accomplishment of the objective. You can think of maneuver as the principle of…

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Principle of War #3 – Mass

Mass: Concentrate powers at a decisive time and place The ability to focus and concentrate is essential for success in any endeavor. We as Lean…

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Principle of War #2 – Offensive

Offensive: Seize, retain, and exploit the initiative. This is the principle of courage – willingness to move forward under conditions of uncertainty or danger with…

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Principle of War #1 – Objective

Objective: Direct all efforts toward a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective.  Clarity of the objective is essential to success. In military units…

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Principles of war and Lean Six Sigma – Overview

This is the first of a series of posts that were originally published in 2019 to highlight the connection between the 12…

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Brown M&Ms

I recently came across a great example of using visual management as a check on compliance from the 1980s rock band…Van Halen….

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Inspect what you expect

As summer vacation comes to a close, many of us have little (and not so little) ones who will be going back…

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