Enthusiasm for Lean

Here is a preview of the Associated General Contractors of America Enthusiasm for Lean webinar which will be moderated by Sean Graystone and co-presented with Joanna McGuffey on May 7. The focus of our conversation will be the importance of and an approach to cultivating an enthusiastic commitment to lean practices. Even if you are […]

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Did You Really Get a Commitment?

Part of our coaching with project teams, organizations and individual leaders is teaching the practice of making and receiving reliable commitments. This single concept underlies most successful Last Planner® System Implementations, IPD projects, and organizational transformations. Without reliable commitments, these efforts often struggle and fade over time. When just one individual learns to make (and […]

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Lean Gratitude

For people unfamiliar or vaguely family with the term “lean,” the word is used to express a dynamic approach to work that seeks to continuously create more value with less effort. If you have not explored how this approach can radically improve your work you owe it to yourself and your organization to start that […]

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“Lean Conversations” Now Available

Lean Conversations reports on a workshop that immersed a group of artists in the fundamentals of Lean for three days, during which they conversed with some of the leading thinkers and practitioners of Lean and toured the Toyota factory in Georgetown, Kentucky. The workshop yielded important insights that address essential questions regarding how leaders can better […]

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#Lean Leadership: Reluctance, Stumbling and Embracing the B Player

A project team we are working with recently addressed two concerns related the to adoption of new Lean behaviors. Reluctance of some on the team to embrace Lean practices and behaviors. People will stumble, sometimes badly, as they learn Lean practices and behaviors. These are common and valid concerns. Without any coaching this team understood that their role as leaders was […]

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