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wise person once told me, “You are either moving forward, or you are falling
behind.” This quote is so true in today’s highly competitive world
If you are seeking knowledge on how-to transform your business into
a Lean profit-generating machine, Beyond Lean will provide you with a common
sense approach to that end. However, I would caution you to remember
that common sense is not always common practice, as you will see in the
Written in a fictional setting with fictional characters, Beyond
Lean is the story of a young man named Leon, a Continuous Improvement Manager
at Hardwood Floor Systems, who accepts the responsibility of leading an
organizational change process called Lean Manufacturing. As
Leon struggles with obtaining support from others, he discovers that there
is more to implementing Lean Manufacturing than meets the eye. Leon
turns to his grandfather for advice during a daylong fishing trip, and
collectively they discover powerful lessons in leading organizational change.
I invite you to join in, as Leon’s story will take you through the
do’s and the don’ts of a Lean transformation.
About the Author:
Specializing in mixed model value streams, and with clients in the
upper mid-west and western United States, Darrell Bender is a Lean Enterprise
business consultant who possesses both High Performance Work Systems implementation
and Lean Enterprise transformation experience. Prior to starting
his own business, Darrell was the Continuous Improvement & Lean Manufacturing
Manager for a privately owned corporation whose multiple manufacturing
plants had annual sales revenue that exceeded $100 million. Darrell
has also held several management positions within a publicly traded fortune
100 corporation. Over the past 10 years, Darrell has led numerous
organizational improvement teams, from small focused problem-solving teams
up to and including complex multi-functional strategic planning and manufacturing
ISBN 1-59630-016-7 Beyond Lean—Lessons for Leading Organizational
Change, Darrell Bender (2006). An easy-reading odyssey revealing
the do's and don'ts of lean transformation by an expert in the area. 5¼X8¼,
123 pp. $16.95
50 Things You Didn't Learn in School–But Should Have: Little known facts
that still affect our world today
On what is covered in history class...
"Some high school students also get a year of world history, but that
is usually contained in a "World Cultures" class, which goes into great
detail about village life in the Amazon jungle, but does not tell you a
lot you need to know to understand the sweep and grandeur of world history."
"The Romans, always stealing from the Greeks their best ideas, came
up with the Roman Republic, which had senators representing the interests
of groups of voters. This, of course, worked great until Julius Caesar
came along and made the place a dictatorship."
"Corporations respond to demand for what they sell. If there is
greater demand, they hire more workers. When demand lessens, they
lay off some workers. It's called the business cycle, not "the evil
corporate plot to abuse America's workers."
Read this, and you'll learn:
The US is not a democracy.
Electric cars pollute.
Corporations don't pay taxes.
The United States did not lose the Vietnam War.
All the important world news used to be covered in 15 minutes.
Deaths in the US: Ted Kennedy's car - 1; US nuclear
power plant accidents - 0.
Guns in civilian hands save many more lives than they take.
It's meant to be provocative; it's meant to be an education.
But mostly, it's meant to fun to read. So have fun, enjoy, and learn
something you probably didn't know.
ISBN 1-888725-49-4, 50 Things You Didn't Learn in School–But Should
Have: Little known facts that still affect our world today by John
Naese (2005). 50 Things will let you in on the stuff that your high
school teachers did not have time to teach you - or did not want you to
know. 5½X8¼, 200 pp, illustrated. $16.95
Hints on How to Avoid Mistakes in Design and Interpretation--By T.L.Brink,
PhD, MBA (2004)
Buy this book before you implement that expensive survey!
Questionnaires is a practical guide to questionnaire design
and interpretation with a problem-solution format.
This book is different from others on this topic in that it is
designed to be immediately helpful for people who have real-world constraints
of budgets and deadlines. It focusses on eliminating costly errors in design
rather than extensive theoretical aspects.
The book is for people who have a need to design questionnaires: those
who work in marketing research, public relations, opinion polling, and
human resources. Questionnaires will be of practical use
to executives in business, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations
who have to make decisions based upon data from surveys.
While it is not designed primarily for scholars and professors of research
methodology its straightforward explanations should be immediately useful
to students in graduate programs requiring a thesis for degrees in Business,
Public Administration, Public Health, Psychology, and Sociology.
T.L Brink holds a doctorate in psychology from The University of Chicago)
and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He is known worldwide for development
of psychometric instruments for the assessment of psychopathology (e.g.,
the Geriatric Depression Scale), and has taught research methodology to
psychology, sociology, business, public administration, and public health
students at U.S., Mexican and Spanish universities.
Brink is the author of several hundred articles and reviews in journals
such as American Journal of Psychiatry, Academy of Management
Contemporary Psychology. He has several dozen encyclopedia
articles on topics such as qualitative methods, management theory, measurement
of religiosity, and has authored, co-authored, or edited nine previous
Table of Contents
ISBN 1-888725-74-5, 6½X8¼, 280 pp, $18.95 Questionnaires--Practical
Hints on How to Avoid Mistakes in Design and Interpretation--By T.L.Brink
Value Centered Leadership—A Survivor's Strategy for Personal and Professional
Growth—Captain George A. Burk (2004) Principles of Leadership &
Total Quality Management applied to all aspects of living. ISBN 1-888725-59-1,
5½X8¼, 120 pp, $16.95
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