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Why Lean Works: A Three-Loop View of the Firm

A few years ago, Industry Week published a survey showing that although nearly 70 percent of all plants used lean manufacturing as an improvement …

Small Company Big Impact! Powerfully Engaging Your Employees to Change the World

How can a small company create the focus and capabilities to have a significant impact in the world? Three years ago, McCarroll Marketing, a …

Mobilizing a Values-Based Culture in a Nonprofit Setting

In 2008, two mature domestic abuse agencies merged to form Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse in Tucson, Arizona. The Emerge! staff and board envisioned …

Pea Beans in Ethiopia: Challenges of Creating New Business Models for Sustainable Livelihoods

Ethiopia is a wonderfully unusual place in Africa. It has never been colonized, only occupied by the Italians during World War II for about …

Southwest Airlines: Does the “Soft Stuff” Work with Tough Problems?

As we speak to people around the world about servant-leadership, a practical philosophy that encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and the ethical use of …

Making Better School Policy Decisions Using Computer Modeling

School superintendents, administrators, board members, and others involved in public education face a Herculean task — gaining enough understanding of an infinitely complex system …

Engaging Head, Hand, and Heart at the Carrollton Police Department

Carrollton, Texas, is a suburb of 115,000 plus citizens in Northwest Dallas. The Carrollton Police Department (CPD) has 161 sworn personnel, 78 civilian personnel, …

Minnesota Takes the Long View of Its Solid Waste System

In January 2000, Minnesota’s Office of Environmental Assistance (MN OEA) began to investigate creative solutions to the state’s growing problems with solid waste disposal.

“Staging” a Comeback at Unilever

Over the past couple of years, O some brave souls in the business world have started to talk about the link between personal growth …

Acting and Thinking Systemically

In the summer of 2006, a group of local foundations supported the leaders of Calhoun County Michigan (population 100,000), in developing a 10-year plan …