You’ve probably heard of the 5 Whys Method. It’s the exercise that has you ask 5 “Why” questions to help you get to the root cause of a problem. We typically use this method of questioning for troubleshooting issues, quality improvement, or process analysis. It goes something like this: Now, looking at purchasing an integratedContinue reading You’d Better Whys Up!
By now, you’ve probably heard the term “quiet quitting.” It also goes by the possibly more accurate and certainly more comical term “acting your wage.” Though these terms are new, the idea is not. We’ve gone through decades and decades of people doing their jobs. Nothing more, nothing less…just doing the job they were hiredContinue reading Dealing with Quiet Quitting
In our last post we looked at the first two parts of executing a Blue-Sky Paradigm – Determining what the particular cloud is and then moving to gain a new perspective. Today we look at the remaining three practices of the Blue-Sky Paradigm. Let’s get started. Make it RAIN. Sometimes your thoughts, feelings, and moodContinue reading Unlocking Clear Skies on Cloudy Days Part 2
We’ve all had them. Dark, dank, depressing cloudy days. And they always seem to come at the worst possible time. You wake up late, you have to skip breakfast, you run into heavy traffic, aaand you’re late for your important meeting. Ugh. Why does it all happen at once? Let’s face it, no matter howContinue reading Unlocking Clear Skies on Cloudy Days
You know that feeling that comes with completion of a task or a project? Yeah, that rush of competence and confidence. Feels good, right? We all love it and yet we don’t really get enough of it either, do we? All too often, we feel listless, lethargic, or let down. Mostly because we are theContinue reading Unlocking the Door to Done