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Why Change is Difficult

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Change|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’ve ever wondered why change is difficult, consider how many times you’ve heard the adage, “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” Take a company with a stellar management team, outstanding line of products and enviable bottom line. Maybe the issues calling for change are subtler than those we can easily point to. Could this [...]

Don’t be Afraid to Experiment

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Automotive|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Late last year, I finally traded in my trusty Ford Focus for a new (to me) lightly used 2014 Ford Focus. (It has 18,000 miles on it) It is a great car, I really like it. But that is not what I wanted to tell you about. This Focus happens to be a Flex Fuel car. [...]

Companies That Embrace Innovation Will Succeed

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Innovation|Tags: , , |

The Lean Learning Center reviews organizations that have embraced change and stood the test of time. In our article about the importance of innovation and creativity to an organization’s success, we discussed the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company: The average lifespan has declined from 61 years in 1955 to 18 years in 2014. However, [...]

Baggage

By | June 15th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

I spend at least 50% of my time teaching classes for people who for various reasons are interested enough in lean to spend a week immersed in experiences designed to cause them to understand and apply lean principles to what they do.  The focus of the week is creating breakthrough thinking that will shift beliefs about [...]