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Inside Quality Digest Live for August 17, 2018

Thoughts equal reality... or do they?

Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:00

Dirk is on vacation, so I had the show all to myself this week. To celebrate, I picked stories that resonate with my own personal perspective of quality—revolving around team building, innovation, apprenticeship, and thinking. Let’s take a look:

“Fight to Win: How a Little Friction Sparks Innovation”
Shane Snow, author of the new book Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart (Portfolio, 2018), describes how great teams use disagreement to move organizations forward.

“Tech4 Innovation: Partnerships and Scouting Conference”
This event from the Marcus Evans group, occurring in Boston, Oct. 24–25, 2018, offers attendees the opportunity to learn innovative strategies from thought leaders across industry.

“Are Apprenticeships the New On-Ramp to Good Jobs?”
There’s no question that aggressive strategies are needed to overcome graying workforces in a number of industries. This piece examines how apprentice programs can be effective even in service and transactional sectors.

“Thinking About Thinking”
Kevin Meyer is one of my favorite writers on the topic of continuous improvement. In this piece, he talks about three recent books he’s read, and what they mean for organizational quality, overcoming bias, and the nature of reality.

You can check out our next episode of Quality Digest Live on Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, either via our home page or our dedicated player page. See you then!

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