Top Five Lean Manufacturing FAQs

By |2021-11-22T09:49:31-05:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Lean Lingo, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , |

Unfortunately, this 15 point “FAQ” doesn’t appear in the official Scrabble dictionary (I looked it up).  Fortunately, we are here to help with the five most common lean questions.  While the concept of lean isn’t new, it’s easy to get lost in the mountain of rules and strategies surrounding the topic.  Sometimes, it helps to get [...]

Chief Learning Officers Can Set the Tone for Effective Change Management

By |2017-12-08T18:31:00-05:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Change, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Change involves learning, and change management requires leadership skills coupled with a firm grasp of the dynamics of learning.  An experienced Lean Leader often becomes the change agent and forecaster as well as the navigator for a company that is committed to following current trends and adapting to a changing marketplace. As we discussed last week, [...]

Culture Is Not the Culprit

By |2017-12-08T18:31:24-05:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: |

The April issue of Harvard Business Review features an article “Culture Is Not the Culprit,” by Jay W.Lorsch and Emily McTague. I recommend spending some time reading this. The authors interviewed current and former CEO’s who have made major changes in their companies. The leaders interviewed “…say that culture isn’t something you ‘fix’…culture change is what [...]

Baggage

By |2017-12-08T18:31:31-05:00June 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 [...]

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