Pulled in Many Directions

This year’s opening keynote speaker at the LCI Congress in Fort Worth was Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism. He displayed the image on the left to illustrate the distinction between being pulled in multiple directions and being able to focus on one essential concern. Several people I spoke with later those two days mentioned they […]

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Overcoming Design and Planning Challenges Begins with Culture

  Bryan Wahl of Bostwick Design Partnership, Rocco Gallo of Karpinski Engineering, and I will be discussing the importance of culture in a presentation at the Lean Construction Institute Congress on October 17. The presentation will feature how people can apply our observations and experiences toward developing productive work relationships. The primary focus of the […]

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Are You Really on a Lean Journey?

In 1872 Reno-based tailor Jacob Davis developed a method for reinforcing stress-points on pants, such as at pocket corners. He partnered with San Franciscan Levi Strauss to patent an “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” in 1873. The jeans Levi Strauss & Co. sold following the patent were worn by farmers, cattle ranchers and hands, factory workers, […]

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Courageous Leadership

Along with the strategic and tactical elements of implementing lean practices such as the Last Planner® System, Choosing-by-Advantages, and A3 Problem Solving, LeanProject also focuses on helping people strengthening the leadership capabilities needed for shared responsibility and collaborative work. One leadership offering we provide is Courageous Leadership, a two-day workshop we recently delivered in Boston. […]

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