Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 06DEC10

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus:  business execution

My superb traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturist and herbalist, Dr. Mark Wilson, helps me when I am ill. It is his job to identify and clear what we kiddingly refer to as “stuck qi (chee),” a blockage in an energy system or meridian impacting the health of the entire body. Boeing and Airbus might benefit from his services.

The new Boeing 787 test flights are on hold pending understanding why there was a fire in a power distribution unit. This is an example of “stuck qi”–the whole system is out of service until this problem is understood.

An Airbus 380 suffered a catastrophic failure of a Rolls-Royce engine shortly after take-off that, amazingly, did not result in the plane crashing. Until the design problem in the Rolls-Royce engine is identified and corrected, this is an example of “stuck qi.” Some airlines prudently grounded their fleets while the investigation continues.

We see choke points or blockages in systems and processes all the time yet “learn to live with it.” This is not a best practice.

Companies that thrive identify and clear potential blockages or choke points in systems and processes to ensure health. Unstick that qi!

Thought for the week:

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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