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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Knowledge is Not Capability

The feline in the photo is my daughter’s cat. The cat is reaching for the door knob because she has learned through observation that humans in house can open doors by doing something to that knob. But when she places her paws on either side of the knob nothing happens. Her paws cannot grasp the […]

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