Management By Results: Like Driving Using Your Rearview Mirror

Management By Results: Like Driving Using Your Rearview Mirror

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! American Engineer W. E. Deming was know for consulting and teaching about quality improvement. Deming helped organizations develop simple key performance indicators (leading indicators) for managing the business. Using outcome indicators - Management by Results - is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror! "Management by results is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror."W. E. Deming Are you using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage your business or just looking in the rearview mirror? Our Personal Kaizen post this week will summarize a book Deming…
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Leaders Know the Way and Show the Way

Leaders Know the Way and Show the Way

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! The best leaders set a clear vision for the team and then lead by example. Leaders must know the way, go the way, and show the way! “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”John C. Maxwell Consider this: Do you have a clear vision for your team?Have you shared the vision?If asked, would your team know the vision without looking it up?Do you lead by example?Is everything you do consistent with your vision?
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Morning Routine Habits to Get Your Day Started Right

Morning Routine Habits to Get Your Day Started Right

Last week we explained the importance of establishing a morning routine. This week we are sharing morning routine habits to get your day started right. I continue to test these routines daily. Everybody is going to have their own goals for the morning and differing amounts of time available before responsibilities kick in. This post will share a 60-minute routine with some shortcuts to make it into a shorter 30-minute routine. We hope this post provides you with some improvement ideas and inspires you to either improve your current morning routine or begin a morning routine that gets your day…
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Smile Every Morning and Improve Your Mood

Smile Every Morning and Improve Your Mood

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Begin your day with a positive, optimistic outlook on the world. Have gratitude for the many good things in your life. Smile every morning! “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”Yoko Ono Did you know that a smile every morning will improve your mood? Try it right now. Enjoy your day!
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Get Your Day Started Right with a Morning Routine

Get Your Day Started Right with a Morning Routine

Our Personal Kaizen posts over the past few weeks have all covered different ways to get your day started right with a morning routine. We have shared tips for effective meditation, two versions of a brief morning stretching routine, a 30-second change that can help you feel better and more awake, and tips for an effective bedtime routine so you wake up on time with the sleep you need. Some of you may ask: why is a morning routine so important to your day? Here are three reasons for every member of the Personal Kaizen community to get your day…
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Some People Dream of Success

Some People Dream of Success

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Some people dream of success but success in life begins by getting up every morning to make it happen. Take action! “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”Wayne Huizenga Happy New Year! Last week we suggested some simple morning stretches. Our next few posts will wrap up our focus on winning your morning. See you soon!
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Feel Better with Morning Stretching

Feel Better with Morning Stretching

Our current focus is all about morning effectiveness – winning the morning so that you win your day. So far we have discussed effective bedtime routines, the surprising benefits of a cold shower, and ways to begin a simple meditation practice. This week we help your body get started by spending a few minutes of your morning stretching your body. I’m keeping this basic since many of you in the Personal Kaizen community are already stretching regularly and are more experienced than me in this area. The key is to make stretching a regular habit. Start Stretching with an App…
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A Drink of Water and a Stretch

A Drink of Water and a Stretch

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! We are sticking with our focus on winning the morning - and our quote this week suggests a great first step for us all. “Begin your day with a tall glass of water and a quick stretch.”Steve Musica We hope all of you enjoy the end of your year. Look for more morning hacks later this week.
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Surprising Health Benefits of a Cold Shower

Surprising Health Benefits of a Cold Shower

The Personal Kaizen team is always searching for life hacks - simple behaviors you can adopt that improve your life. Here is a simple daily habit you can adopt that will take only 30 seconds - finishing your bathing routine with a cold shower. Read on to learn the many benefits of a cold shower. There is science behind the health benefits of a cold shower. A study from the Netherlands split a group of people into four groups. One group was asked to end their daily shower with 30 seconds of cold water, another with 60 seconds of cold…
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Improve and Enjoy the World

Improve and Enjoy the World

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! The late author E. B. White said these words from his farmhouse in Maine. He is famous for children's works including Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.”E.B. White We continue our series on lessons and hacks related to morning routines for the Personal Kaizen community. Check out our first post about how to Win The Morning with an Effective Bedtime Routine and our post last week about Minimum Effective Meditation. We encourage you…
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