lean journey

If You Want to Learn More About Lean–Quit Reading Books About Lean

By |2012-05-07T12:52:44+00:00May 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the surface this really sounds like a dumb thing to say particularly coming from someone who has co-authored a relatively successful lean book.  It is also counterintuitive.   Shouldn’t you always read books specifically about the subject you are trying to master?  What I recently discovered is that I’m learning more about lean by reading seemingly [...]

Making the Transition from “Lean Is Extra Work ” to “Lean Is How I Work”

By |2017-12-08T18:31:33+00:00March 8th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

At some point on the lean journey you must have looked at your “lean work” as just that, an extra task on the list or another project on your list that earned its place based on the fires you had to fight and immediate pressures. Many times lean begins as work done in 3-5 day events, as the work that is done early in the morning or at the end of the day or by someone else such as a lean co-ordinator– extra work. There is a point in time that you and those you work with truly integrate lean into how you work.

Promoting Employee Engagement–A Cautionary Tale

By |2017-12-08T18:31:34+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those of you who know me are aware that I have been slow to embrace the power and value of social media.  Fortunately my friend and partner, Jamie Flinchbaugh, has convinced me of the error of my ways.  This is my 1st foray into the blogosphere and I hope to be a valuable contributor. Although it [...]