Accountability is a Beautiful Thing

Accountability is a Beautiful Thing

We love to play games at the Chapin house. We realized that we had outgrown our small game table as our family had grown. So recently, we got a new table that will accommodate more people, more games and allows more room for the puzzles that the Pandemic has given us...
Lean vs Thrifty

Lean vs Thrifty

At Willmar Electric, we try to use Lean Principles in our day to day operations and one of our core values is being Thrifty. Often people equate lean with being thrifty.  A few days ago, somebody did it in front of me, and I lost it. Let me explain why. Lean is the...
Leading by Inclusion

Leading by Inclusion

To protect the people involved, I have changed the names of those involved to Tom, Dick, and Harry.  (Consideration was given to Huey, Duey, and Luey, as well as Larry, Curly, and Moe, but in the end, I went with the less insulting route). Last week when touring a...
Thumbs Down To Reading Instructions

Thumbs Down To Reading Instructions

I don’t like instructions. Don’t get me wrong.  I understand the role of instructions in our world.  I also understand people should use them. I just struggle with them.  But, not in a rebellious way.  It isn’t like I am pining to do things my own way, I just don’t...
Reckless or Righteous

Reckless or Righteous

In 1972 Stealers Wheel’s Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan wrote, “Stuck in the Middle with You.”  In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, claimed the song was a parody of Bob Dylan paranoia.  The chorus says, “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, (but) here I...