Why Integrating Lean Coaching with Owner’s Project Representation is Long Overdue

The Role of a Lean Coach Lean construction coaching began as a relatively narrow skillset, focused on the development of stable, productive workflow leveraging the practices developed into the Last Planner® System. Developing Last Planner skills was an effective starting point for project teams, as the benefits of shared planning and responsibility for rapidly adjusting […]

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Why LeanProject Offers the Courageous Leadership Experience

by Tom Richert with Joanna McGuffey “Courage is the main quality of leadership.” – Walt Disney This past year LeanProject has been providing people with an experience designed to help them enhance their capability to be present and engage others toward enthusiastic commitment for professional growth and team achievement. The program integrates the latest understanding […]

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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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