Category Archives: Creativity

Turrell, Guggenheim, Wright, and Wrong.

My family and I love the unique art of James Turrell.  When I learned that the Guggenheim museum in Manhattan was participating in a national retrospective of Turrell’s work, and featuring a new site-specific transformational piece, I went online and … Continue reading

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Up on the Ridge: A Journey Alone, Together

Over the past few days I had the pleasure of joining a small group of remarkable people.  The group included a South African living in Australia, an American living in London, a Hungarian also living near London, and several Americans. … Continue reading

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Whose Q? GM’s New Quest for Quality

Recently, Laurel Nelson-Rowe of ASQ, interviewed Terry Woychowski of general Motors.  Terry is GM’s recently-appointed VP for Global Quality.  In the interview’s video segments at  http://asq.org/blog/2011/09/the-ps-and-qs-of-the-new-general-motors/ we get a clear discussion of Mr. Woychowski’s vision for General Motors. One thing particularly … Continue reading

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Leadership for Turbulent Times: the changing role of leaders

“. . . competition, we see now, is destructive. It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of … Continue reading

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The “EX” Factors: Ford’s Quality Journey

Last month I attended the annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Pittsburgh.  It was an exciting time for me, as I supported the publication of my Primer on Complexity and Quality, and gave a very well-attended session on … Continue reading

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Q U: The Quest for Quality in Education

In his monthly blog, “View from the Q,” ASQ Executive Paul Borawski dreams of a day when the methods of quality improvement will be the norm in improving education outcomes. Paul points to 2010 Baldrige winners, Montgomery County Schools (Maryland), … Continue reading

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Practical Radicality: Bill Taylor inspires change

Through the wondrous connections of the Twitterverse, I got a free pass for the g5Leadership webinar with William Taylor. Bill is the author of “Practically Radical,” which I have not yet read. This webinar was one of the rare ones … Continue reading

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