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4:06 pm
July 14, 2011
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My Take: Taking Up The Flag

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By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor

It was the 4th of July, 2000. George Scofield, an elderly resident of Columbus, NC, stood silently and respectfully as the “Stars and Stripes” and other flags were carried past him in the town’s Independence Day parade. Sadly, despite the solemnity of the moment, he noticed that most of his fellow spectators continued talking—and he saw none of them standing to honor the passing flags and what they represented.

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4:02 pm
July 14, 2011
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Uptime: Making More Sense — Innovation & Standardization

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By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor

Question: “Through our process of improving, we’ve been placing heavy emphasis on standardization of work practices and work execution. At the same time, we expect our best ideas for improvement through innovation will come from the very people we are molding into compliance with standards. Intuitively, these are opposing forces. I’d like some insight from people who found success in managing opposing forces such as this.”
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3:56 pm
July 14, 2011
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate!: The Three Orders Of Innovation

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By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor

According to Webster’s, “innovate” means “to make changes, to introduce new practices, to renew.” The synonyms for “innovate” are even more powerful and include authoritative action words such as “revolutionize,” “invent,” “modernize” and “transform.”
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