August 2015

    Meetings – Timewasters, or Timesavers?


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    Meetings – Timewasters, or Timesavers?
    August 28, 2015 - Here is one of my personal pet hates. The meeting that adds absolutely no value to anyone involved. A few weeks ago, one of my clients asked if we should set up a meeting but when I asked what exactly would be the purpose of the meeting, so that I...

    Lean Conference Brazil 2015


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    Lean Conference Brazil 2015
    August 24, 2015 - I’ll be one of the key note speakers in Brazil this month at a major lean conference in Sao Paulo. The conference theme deals with improving during slow economic times. There will be a mix of attendees from various industries and service...

    What is Gemba Management?


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    What is Gemba Management?
    August 21, 2015 - A Client once asked me why he needed to leave his office to go to the workplace to carry out this ‘Gemba thing’. After a little persuasion, the client, (Who was quite new to his role as a senior Manager at one of the major banks)...

    People Need You


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    August 20, 2015 - Last fall, at one of our iPEC Dialogue Among Coaching Leaders events, I met a fellow wellbeing coach when we spoke on an expert panel together. During the Q&A, a newer coach asked for tips on how to move through the fear that can come up when...

    Office 5S


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    Office 5S
    August 19, 2015 - For anyone who has spent much time on the Lean journey, 5S is one of the first tools taken out of the toolbox. There are many practical and cultural benefits of applying 5S concepts to your manufacturing space, but people seem to...

    The 20 Words Most Often Spoken in a Lean Organization


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    The 20 Words Most Often Spoken in a Lean Organization
    August 19, 2015 - CustomerValueProblemWhyStandardProcessSeeCauseTeamHowExperimentWhenDataCheckResultLearnBetterSustainablePurposeThanks…The post The 20 Words Most Often Spoken in a Lean Organization appeared first on Gemba Panta Rei.

    Can Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans Strategy Really Build Me a Six-Figure Business?


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    August 18, 2015 - Recently, a colleague cited the research of Kevin Kelly and an article titled 1,000 True Fans. The premise of his research is very simple: If you develop a business based on 1,000 people who buy only $100 / year from you, you will earn $100,000 /...

    Lean Drives Innovation at Goodyear


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    August 17, 2015 - I often hear the fear from right-brained functions, staff, and executives that Lean kills creativity. In the watershed book titled Lean-Driven Innovation: Powering Product Development at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, author Norbert...

    Owning Numerical Ignorance


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    Owning Numerical Ignorance
    August 16, 2015 - Earlier this year I discussed the value created by writing by hand.  By writing on whiteboards or scribbling in a notebook, ownership, learning, and understanding is created.Similarly, truly understanding numbers creates ownership,...

    Change The Culture And You’ll Change The Organisation!


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    Change The Culture And You’ll Change The Organisation!
    August 14, 2015 - Many of my clients and colleagues are forever asking the question “How do we assure sustainability for a Lean Six Sigma Project”. This is by far the most difficult part to achieve and it is all about the people.Based on my personal scars...

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