conflict and consensus

Conflict and Consensus

Arguing and debate (I don’t generally feel there is a difference – except, perhaps, that a debate consists of a series of arguments) goes back to the beginning of the ages, probably starting at the very moment mankind was able to communicate.  One of the most famous early debaters was Socrates, a philosopher from Ancient…

mount stupid

Lessons from Mt. Stupid

A few months ago, I was asked to conduct a Workshop, deliver a Keynote, and Chair a three-day Conference on Manufacturing Process Excellence in Europe, produced by the Process Excellence Network (PEX), a division of IQPC, and held in Munich, Germany.  Although that was a lot to ask of me, the line-up of speakers and content was pretty strong…