A Network of Commitments is Not Enough

What is the difference between a promise and a commitment? According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of a promise is a declaration or assurance that one will, or not, make a particular thing happen. In the domain of Language Action, a promise is one of the speech acts. A commitment is being dedicated to […]

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Skills for Effective Leadership: Listening

Walk through any bookstore today (if you can find one) or search Amazon for books on leadership and you will find thousands of books devoted to leadership and management.  Many are offering their take on leadership complete with the tips, tricks, diagrams and charts that accompany so many of the essays on leadership seen today. […]

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Building Better Leaders Program Announcement

LeanProject Academy is excited to announce the launch of our Building Better Leaders program. Building Better Leaders is a rigorous six-month program designed to quickly build leadership competency for leaders in project-driven organizations. The program teaches key leadership skills which you’ll practice in your current role, with the support of your peers and guidance of […]

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Fear of Looking Like A Beginner

One of the biggest obstacles to implementing the Last Planner System® (LPS) isn’t mastering the forms, time constraints, or even knowledge; it can be the fear of looking like a beginner. As a superintendent I initially started my use of the Last Planner System without the benefit of a coach or formal support.  I had […]

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Study-Action Teams: Learning Through the Power of Conversation

A Study-Action™ Team (SAT) is a unique approach to learning that creates an environment in which new possibilities emerge, disagreements are explored, and trust is built within a team.  A team that is engaged in the SAT process is exploring the real issues that are preventing change from happening and learning about new ways of […]

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