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Karen Wilhelm
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Retired blogger, editor, writer.
Retired blogger, editor, writer.

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Lean Reflections is on vacation...
It has been a while since I wrote a post for Lean Directions, but I have not been idle. You can keep up with my thoughts every three weeks on the Gray Blog . Be sure to check out the articles from my co-bloggers while you're there... Thanks, Karen
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Leadership style and neural networks - Part 3
A three-blog collaboration continues as Jeff Hajek hosts part 3 of our series on brain research and leadership style choices on his Gotta Go Lean blog. Co-blogging with Matt and Jeff has been rewarding because of the reviewing process before publication and...
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Neuroscience is finding neural networks involved in leadership. This research can help us in our daily leader work by deploying the right communication style that resonates with out team minute by minute. I've written a three-part update shared on three blogs: Lean Reflections http://www.leanreflect.com/2014/06/leadership-style-and-neural-networks.html, Matt Wrye's Beyond Lean https://beyondlean.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/guest-post-leadership-style-and-neural-networks-part-two/, and now Jeff Hajek's Gotta Go Lean. Thanks, guys - This has been a cool experiment in blog collaboration.
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Leadership style and neural networks - part 2
Matt Wrye is hosting Part two of our neuro-leadership series  on his blog, Beyond Lean . Thanks for sharing it with your readers, Matt. And if you don't know Matt or his blog, you are in for a treat.
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Thanks to Matt Wrye for giving me a spot as a guest blogger on his blog, Beyond Lean.

The brain's neural networks control more of our leadership behavior than we realize. But we can take our awareness of them to learn more about leadership effectiveness as neuroscience reveals how they work.

And thanks for the kind words, Matt.
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Leadership style and neural networks - Part 1
You’re probably familiar with the two leadership styles: task/objective-oriented leadership, sometimes called Theory X, or human/emotional-oriented, Theory Y. The American MBO model with its financial and quantitative goals leaves out the human dimension. P...
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Cost of paperwork violations at Toyota vs. cost of safety violations at GM
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What do you do about bad employees? How about looking for a root cause? Subcultures, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors intertwine.
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Bad employees
As I discussed in my last post , the article, “Bad to great: The path to scaling up
excellence” in the  McKinsey Quarterly  evoked my ire. In it, the authors discussed how to identify “bad
employees” and get rid of them -- the old “bad apple” theory. Let’s ...
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McKinsey proves that today's management culture has a long way to go
The first issue of the McKinsey Quarterly for 2014 was
entitled, “ Shaping the future of manufacturing .” Proof that management culture, however, is still rooted in the past, is made plain in the article “ Bad to great: The path to scaling up excellence .” ...
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