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Are the requirements for learning and change part of your onboarding process?

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Change, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning and change are two necessary components of a lean company’s onboarding process for a new employee. If lean learning is defined as an ongoing journey toward personal and professional improvement, then every new employee will soon be familiar with the adage that “at the end of every success is another obstacle waiting to be perceived [...]

Knowing how we learn is just as important as what we learn

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During our formal school years, knowing how we learn probably takes a back seat to the process of just cramming the facts. Late night cram sessions before the big quiz or final exam are commonplace on every college campus. Now that you’ve earned your diploma, in retrospect (and in all honesty), how much of that crammed [...]

Lean Learning Center Selected for 2016 Troy Small Business Excellence Award

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Business, In the News|Tags: , , , , , |

In a January 18, 2017 press release,[1] the Directors of the Small Business Excellence Award Program announced the selection of the Lean Learning Center for the 2016 Troy Small Business Excellence Award in the Adult Education classification. The Award Program honors small businesses that demonstrate excellent marketing success, community involvement, and innovative business practices in the [...]

Powering the Lean Enterprise – Learning from Reflection

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a review of Powering the Lean Enterprise: Fundamentals of Lean for Super-Charging Your Company & Your Life, by Bill Artzberger, Beth Wonson, CEO of Beth Wonson Consulting and an author herself of a book on self-management, Wonson writes: Bill Artzberger captures and harnesses what is missing in so many faltering corporate improvement initiatives: 1) the [...]

Lean learning is a wake-up call for breaking old business patterns

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Book|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Most of us have experienced at least one wake-up call in our lives. Many of these alarm bells are sudden while others are slow build-ups that once they sound off can be catastrophic, catching us completely off guard. One thing we can safely say: most wake-up calls are triggered by the need to make changes either [...]

Lean is a game changer – Powering the Lean Enterprise, by Bill Artzberger

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Book|

“Lean is a game changer,” states Business Professor and Management Consultant Raymond Shea in his review of Bill Artzberger’s new book, Powering the Lean Enterprise: Fundamentals of Lean for Super-Charging Your Company & Your Life. “Many organizations keep ‘beating a dead horse’ and think that by working harder they can improve overall performance,” writes Dr. Shea. [...]

Powering the Lean Enterprise, by Bill Artzberger

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Book|

Bill Artzberger’s new book, Powering the Lean Enterprise: Fundamentals of Lean for Super-Charging Your Company & Your Life, may be exactly the medicine your CEO or business coach is looking for. Although the marketplace offers a generous selection of materials about lean learning and lean practices, Artzberger’s book offers a refreshing alternative to the standard linear [...]

Five Rules for Selecting the Best Key Performance Indicators

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

There’s no question that key performance indicators (KPIs) are needed to help drive operational improvements. KPIs are absolutely essential for organizations to present performance information for all levels of the organization. The key to success is selecting KPIs that will deliver long-term value to the organization. It’s problematic that the terms KPI and metric are used interchangeably within [...]

Don’t Get Too Comfortable Being Number One if You Want to Stay There – Part 2

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Business, Case Study, Corporate Learning|

In part one of this series, I focused on hard lessons learned by Kodak, who had the technology and capability for the first digital camera back in 1975, but was beat to the digital market by their competition because they became complacent with their monopoly in the 35mm camera market. It certainly was a sad lesson, [...]

Register for the Lean Experience Course in Wisconsin

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, The Lean Experience|Tags: , , , |

The Lean Learning Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering its Lean Experience ® course at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, WI from February 20th, through February 24th, 2017. Our Lean Experience ® course offers companies a unique experience unlike any other in the Lean movement. We provide our clients with perspective, [...]