I’m NOT a Rat! Get With The Times

By Michael Timms | November 26, 2014

In 1931, while the great depression was taking hold throughout the world, Al Capone was put in prison, the Empire State Building was completed, and a relatively unknown psychologist named B.F. Skinner received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Over the next 30 years, Skinner, best known for his work with lab rats, would change the…

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Leaving Money on the Table

By Michael Timms | November 14, 2014

When companies start looking for areas where they are leaving money on the table, they typically look at quality management programs and supply chain systems and agreements. They invest in Kaizen programs and 5S initiatives to eliminate waste, improve standardized processes, and drive savings through efficiencies. Companies include non-performance clauses in their supply-chain agreements, consolidate…

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The Self-Enhancement Bias

By Michael Timms | October 30, 2014

Have you ever heard someone in a leadership position flat-out admit that they thought they were not a good leader? I haven’t. That’s because only 2% would actually admit it. A poll that surveyed a million people revealed that 70% of them thought that they were above average in leadership ability. What’s even more telling…

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