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Brutal Truth that Makes Most People In Leadership Positions Hate Dr. Edwards Deming

Maybe you are wondering, “Who is Dr. Deming, and why should people in leadership in positions listen to him?” 

Allow me to introduce you to Dr. Edwards Deming if you don’t already know him. If you already know him, please skip the next bullet points. 

Here’s the rundown. 

 Enough said. Let’s get to the brutal truth.

What people in leadership positions hate to hear

As the father of quality control and Continuous Improvement, Dr. Deming said, “I should estimate that in my experience most troubles and most possibilities for improvement add up to the proportions something like this: 94% belongs to the system (responsibility of management) 6% special.

 Put differently, systems (or management) are responsible for 94% of companies’ troubles, shortfalls, and failure. What does that mean for folks in leadership positions? Everything… 

Making employees take all the training in the world (time management, diversity, harassment, compliance, ethics…) is a waste of time and money unless folks in leadership positions create systems that produce and promote desirable results and behaviors. 

One more thing. Spending money on employee training in broken systems is like putting lipstick on a pig. 

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Coach Teddy Edouard is a lifelong learner, public speaker, writer, blogger and vlogger. He is the founder of Coaching for Better Learning, where he helps people and institutions build systems that lead to lasting improvement, growth, and success. He also teaches professionals how to protect their careers and use artificial intelligence (AI) as a career improvement ally.

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