Why Lean Manufacturing Principles Haven’t Always Worked

Many businesses love cutting waste and costs for profits by using lean manufacturing principles, but many global manufacturers have failed. The companies used the popular Six Sigma, Kaizen and Value Stream Mapping. Here’s why.

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Best Practices to Manage Your Global Brand, Web Reputation

As you no doubt know, the digital age has brought new challenges and opportunities. Best practices are critical in order to maximize your Web presence and to manage your online reputation.

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Need a Career Change? 10 Steps for a Career Makeover

So you think you want to change careers. Or perhaps you need a career makeover. You’re not alone. Professionals of all stripes have found they need to retool their careers or re-engineer themselves. There’s a myriad of reasons.

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Are HP’s Board and CEO Headed in Right Direction?

As HP’s CEO, Ms. Whitman needs to devise better strategies and communication than she did in her failed gubernatorial campaign and while at eBay.

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Why Many Healthcare Workers Cause Medical ID Theft

Medical identity theft is skyrocketing. It’s the fast-growing trend in ID thievery.

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7 Tips for a Young Professional to Become a CEO

For a professional to succeed at the senior-management level in the 21st century, it’s imperative to demonstrate seven core competencies.

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E-mail Marketing Goes Better with Social Media, Study

Small businesses are more successful in an e-mail marketing campaign if they combine it with social media, according to a study.

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Trends and Tips for E-mail Marketing

No wonder the U.S. Postal Service is in trouble. Three published reports show the developments in e-mail marketing. Website Magazine reported the most popular e-mail venues, e-mailing’s value, and tips for Q4 e-mail marketing.

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How You Can Leverage the News Media to Brand your Business

Social media is OK for promotion. But if you need blockbuster publicity, use the best practice in marketing — public relations with great press releases.

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Vital Budget Planning Tips for New Entrepreneurs

The most difficult part of launching a business is preparing financial projections. Nonetheless, budgeting is imperative for maximizing performance.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.