KaiZen the 1 minute Japanese practice of change management

Kai (change)  Zen (wisdom)

Kaizen, which translates roughly to “good change,” is a Japanese productivity philosophy that helps you organize everything you do. In short, it means “constant, continuous improvement,” and is a mindset you can apply anywhere, at any job.

The overall practice of Kaizen involves making changes or improvement in 1-minute increments. we take on the desired change each day for 1 minute.  Everyone has 1 minute to spare on a daily basis to change a habit or improve a skill.

Masaaki Imai made the term famous in his book Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success

The 10 Year Plan

I personally used this to create my 10-year plan for Sir Stag.  Starting with 1 minute each day I created a comprehensive plan. This plan will shape the day to day activities for my company & creations.

The wisdom behind the 1-minute philosophy is that you may start with one minute but that 1-minute duration does increase and you keep doing it each and every day because we all have 1 minute to spare.

I would highly recommend this for anyone wanting to improve any area of their life, whether it be relating to your health, business family really anything

Check out Leadership Inspiration to see how Kaizen can help you obtain the change you are looking for.

How do we create great Male Role Models in today’s World

This is really a case of the answer being simple and practical but the practice is extremely difficult.

Here are a couple of practices that we all might like to have a go at.

  1. Treat each other with respect (ouch) very much easier said than done. Let’s start a new habit today of trying courtesy over cursing.
  2. Now here is a big one; let’s show that a difference of view does not need to be resolved with violence. If we agree to disagree and “Respect” each other and the laws of the land in which we live, we might find that our differences make us stronger.

I was going to put a few extra points in this little post but quite frankly I believe these 2 are enough to start with.