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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The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World while not written for Lean thinkers helps make the case that not only is there always room for continuous improvement and learning, but that no matter how much we improve and how well we learn to do things better we are still at the beginning of […]

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Regulatory Accumulation

An article in the March/April 2016 edition of Chief Executive discusses the challenges dealing with federal regulations. The current Code of Federal Regulations is now more than 116 times the size of the collected works of William Shakespeare. Think of these regulations as standard work intended to balance the interests of the public and the various […]

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