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The first step of problem-solving – The 5 whys analysis

Darryl Bachmeier May 15, 2019 Strategy

Looking for easy problem-solving hacks isn’t always effective. Sometimes it’s necessary to really dive into the details and ponder on the root cause of it. Luckily, there are a wide range of techniques that contribute to good lean management. In this article, we’ll be discussing the 5 whys technique. And yes, it’s really as simple as it sounds. The 5 Whys technique is a simple yet effective technique that forces teams to beg the question: “Why did this happen?” It’s commonly used for unexpected events or challenges. So, who started the 5 whys anyway? Toyota Motor Corporation happens to be the pioneers of the 5 whys process. The architect of Toyota, Taiichi Ohno used this approach to get his team to ponder on the actual cause of the problem. Benefits of the 5 whys analysis? The 5 whys analysis works by team members asking ‘why’ about a particular problem multiple...

Benefits of Being an Active Listener

Darryl Bachmeier May 14, 2019 Social

At some point, we’ve been advocates of free speech. We’ve felt that it is our right to express ourselves or comment on issues that are of public concern. But have you heard of active listening? In reality, the people who want to voice out are the ones who want to be heard or listened to. The problem is that many people can find confidence in sending their message across but not everyone wants to be at the receiving end. Just look at the comments section of a controversial news article. It draws many comments, but we rarely find straight answers. Everybody’s clamoring to exercise their freedom of speech, but only a few listen actively to the story and propose solutions. Importance of Active Listening Active listening is important in fostering trust among relationships. It also builds up your credibility with people since they know that you listen to them with...

Benefits of Mind Mapping for Your Life

Darryl Bachmeier May 13, 2019 Strategy

Mind mapping can either be a tool for you or an exercise for your brain. And gaining a skill out of it brings tremendous benefits for you. Whether you are a student, a professional, or even a stay-at-home mom who is juggling tons of tasks, mind mapping can help you organize your thoughts better so you can give your day a better direction. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be creative to do mind mapping. In fact, mastering it can unleash your inner creativity. Mind mapping mimics how our brains work when brainstorming, and learning how to do it in the physical can help us jive with our brains. While everyone else is scrambling to get the most effective digital tools to help them become more organized and creative, I find that they underestimate the capacity of their brains that way. Learning how our brains work, that...

When you should Apologize

Darryl Bachmeier May 12, 2019 Social

Apologizing means feeling sorry for something wrong that you have done by intention or by mistake, and admitting your fault while making sure to not repeat the action. Words are not just enough when you say “I am sorry”, to apologize in a real sense you need to feel empathetic for the other person who suffered because of you. Apologies can take many forms in different situations. A person either apologizes when he/she wants to get out of a discussion and to avoid further chaos. In other cases, a person may feel burdened by doing wrong with others and will apologize just to relieve his guilt. Or an apology could be a sarcastic way of telling the opponent that you are no more interested in the deal. But the real apology should be from the heart, and a person should only apologize if he thinks his mistakes harm society and...

Amor Fati - The love of own fate

Darryl Bachmeier May 11, 2019 Life

Amor Fati is a two word phrase, Amor meaning to love and Fati is for fate, which makes it the love of your fate. Life is so unpredictable and fate puts us in many unfavorable situations, you may feel distressed looking at the problems you are facing, you may lose hope at the point where nothing is getting fixed, you may experience a huge loss in your business, you may get stuck in chaos giving you extra depression. All these situations will demotivate you, give you anxiety, and make you feel worthless if you keep overthinking about failure. But Amor Fati is a concept that makes you feel relaxed and think that what happened was meant to be and you should focus on what is coming. A concept to keep in mind Amor Fati is not just two words but a whole combination of concepts, it is a mindset that...

5 Tips To Help Teach Your Children Good Manners

Darryl Bachmeier May 10, 2019 Social

Good manners can open the doors that even the best education can’t. Good manners are priceless, classless, and ageless. When I was little, my mom demanded that I say “thank you” for every little thing she gave me. If I forgot, she would take back the gift. She would only return the gift to me after remembering I was supposed to say “thank you.” I had a voracious appetite for candies and cookies, so I remembered to thank her most of the time. And it’s a trait that has stayed with me over the years. Though good manners cost nothing, they can help you live a happy and fulfilled life. How to Teach Your Kids Good manners Good manners are sensitive knowledge of other people’s feelings. If your children gain that perception, they will have good manners. Most children understand that other people have feelings just like theirs at eighteen...

5 Simple Tips to Help You Be A Role Model to Your Kids

Darryl Bachmeier May 9, 2019 Social

Picture this. You are coming home after a long day at work. You are so tired that putting one foot in front of the other is almost torture. But the moment you hit the driveway, three little humans jump out of the house, chirping like little birds, running towards you. One grabs your leg, the other one clings onto your other leg, and the youngest jumps on your stomach and tightly wraps her cute little hands around your neck. The four of you embrace in a warm, tight group hug. And for a moment, they don’t care what you brought home for them. The children are just happy that mommy/ daddy is home. And you are so excited that the people you work so hard for are jubilant to see you. Saying that you love your kids is an understatement. You love them so much that you protect them with...

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