Better Building Distributed at the LCI Congress in Orlando

It’s been a few weeks since Better Building was distributed at the LCI Congress in Orlando. Thanks to everyone who reached out with their positive feedback. I’m so excited that owners, designers, and contractors are finding value in the ideas and stories in the book. Several organizations are planning to use the it for a […]

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Better Building

In the building industry, owners, contractors and designers can find it difficult to get lean thinking to take root. The challenges of temporary teams, customized workflow, and lots of variability in each project can make an orchestrated change in culture seem impossible. Traditionally, the industry has been built on a mindset of isolating parties into […]

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Building Better Leaders

We’re excited to announce a new offering from LeanProject. In September we are launching Building Better Leaders 2018. This 6-month program combines two in-person leadership workshops with regular lessons and remote coaching via video conference. Participants will work in small teams to develop leadership skills and practice these skills in their daily lives. The ideal […]

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Smaller Batches ALWAYS Move Faster

Lean manufacturers know that working in small batches speeds the pace of work through any process and increases throughput. In project work, it can be difficult to see the batches, let alone think about making them smaller. A carpenter hanging drywall in the rooms of a hotel project does not put their completed work on […]

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Respect for People; a Leadership Concept or Behavior?

One of the two pillars of the Toyota Way and central to lean culture, respect for people is often misunderstood by outsiders. Many think that respect is only about listening to peoples’ ideas, empowering them to have a say in how the work should be done, and creating personal autonomy in the workplace. These concepts […]

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