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Six Sigma vs. Innovation

Authored by Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. When it comes to innovation, like improvement, there are two basic types; namely, breakthrough and incremental. While breakthrough innovations are great, they don’t happen every day; however, incremental innovations can be realized every day … Continue reading

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Do You Want a Quality Business or Be in the Business of Quality?

Personally speaking, I find that by defining the idea of quality in a conventional way (conformance to standards) serves no end other than to set a negative mindset.  For example, its well known that when people mention the word “quality,” … Continue reading

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Where Innovation is Concerned, Should Common-Sense be Encouraged or Discouraged?

On the surface, this question may appear somewhat irregular, or even stupid. However, upon deeper examination, you might discover that common-sense is often not so common. Maybe common-sense is actually uncommon and; therefore, extraordinary. Seemingly, the world often confuses the … Continue reading

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Capturing the Voice of Society

Introduction and Overview Since the time of Plato, people have curiously debated many things and explored numerous paradoxical questions — like how to make known the unknown.  For example, the human race has long debated whether or not people are … Continue reading

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Socionomics and Business Performance

  Have you ever had the opportunity to experience a work situation in which the company is doing well, but things just don’t feel right — they just don’t add up — something has changed? Many now believe this is … Continue reading

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Q & A with Dr. Mikel J. Harry

Introduction and Overview What are companies looking for today?  They are questing for top and bottom line growth.  Executives are constantly looking for ways to reduce their total cost structure while concurrently growing the top line.  These business leaders want … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Great Leaders

Have you ever asked yourself what makes for a great leader?  Over the course of human history, how many times would you dare suppose others have asked the same question? At least a bazillion or two?  When I Goggled “what … Continue reading

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