In separate posts, I’ve shared words of wisdom from Rakuten’s Hiroshi Mikitani and my own thoughts on “kaizen.” Well, as fate would have it, one of Mr. Mikitani’s recent LinkedIn posts also covers kaizen.
Check it out here:
So, how does this relate to my blog? Well, we can’t always improve by leaps and bounds with every presentation. We can, however, make significant improvements over time, by getting better, little by little, with each presentation.
For example, you might not have time to revamp an entire presentation before the next time you have to give it. However you can improve a single slide or activity. In my case, I discovered that simply adding two universal slides at the beginning of all my seminars made a world of difference in how my audience behaved.
If you are anything like me, sometimes outside forces (deadlines, managing internal and external client needs, etc.) prevent us from improving our work as fast or as much as we would like. That being said, I think there’s always room for bite-sized servings of kaizen.