Leadership

Lean Thinking vs. Old Thinking: How to Embrace the Power of Change

By |2022-10-13T10:56:09-04:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Innovation, Leadership, Leading Lean, Lean Thinking|Tags: , , |

Lean Thinking vs. Old Thinking Every company, from small startups to major corporations, routinely hits plateaus in their company’s continued success. This is an opportunity for companies to analyze what’s working (or what to keep) and what’s not working (or what to change). The difference between companies who continue their success and those who don’t [...]

Four Women Who Left Their Mark in the World of Lean

By |2022-08-09T16:39:39-04:00October 11th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Leadership, Lean Thinking|Tags: , , , |

The Roots of Lean While the birth of Lean is attributed to Motorola in the 1980s, many of today's lean practices have roots as far back as the early 1900s. Lillian Gilbreth, widely considered one of the first industrial/organizational psychologists, was also one of the first female engineers to earn a Ph.D. in psychology. Using her [...]

3 Tips to Enhance Employee Motivation & Bolster Creativity

By |2022-10-12T14:11:43-04:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Creative, Leadership|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Employee Motivation The workplace is changing, and employee motivation is at the forefront of these changes. It wasn't long ago that remaining at the same company through retirement despite the work environment was the standard. Today, however, people want more. Where pay and benefits used to be king, people now require a company [...]

Fear & Creativity: Why Psychological Safety is Crucial for Success

By |2022-10-12T14:11:32-04:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Creative, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Creativity and Innovation are essential to business success. We need out-of-the-box thinkers who are willing and able to take risks and push ideas forward. These thinkers require a work environment that instills the hallmarks of psychological safety. Fear & Creativity Before we dive into psychological safety, let's begin with a thought experiment. It's late one Monday [...]

Why Lean Leaders Should Be Servant Leaders

By |2022-10-12T14:25:26-04:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

The most crucial aspect of any Lean process implementation is the collective adoption of a continuous improvement mindset. This is the idea that Lean is never truly ‘accomplished’ but continuously sought after over time, leading to more impressive results with each tick of the clock. However, implementing this kind of mindset can present a challenge, as [...]

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