July 2015

    The Back Story – Kaizen Forever


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    July 27, 2015 - This is the back story to the book Kaizen Forever. In the spring of 2014, I was approached by Rudy Go, a retired colleague from Pratt & Whitney and kaizen consultant. He was working for Shingijutsu USA and asked me if I would be interested in...

    Terrific Blog Posts!


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    July 21, 2015 - Lean Big Shot: “Please keep writing those terrific weekly posts.” Bob Emiliani: “So you like my weekly blog posts? They seem to be upsetting some people. Why not you?” Lean Big Shot: “Of course your posts upset people...

    Effective Managers Spend Little Time in the Weeds.


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    Effective Managers Spend Little Time in the Weeds.
    July 15, 2015 - Effective managers know one thing, spending time in the weeds (aka – being too “hands-on”) is counter-productive and can sabotage their ability to lead and provide direction. A manager who spends too much time in the weeds by...

    Winning Over Business Traditionalists


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    July 15, 2015 - We all know that Lean must be led from the top. That means we must engage top leaders and convince them of the merits of Lean – REAL Lean. Progressive leaders might listen, but have you stopped to think about how business traditionalists view...

    Seddon’s Amazing Discovery


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    July 8, 2015 - John Seddon has made an amazing discovery: Lean is failing! In a paper much anticipated by few, “An exploration into the failure of Lean,” Seddon and co-author Brendan O’Donovan “…show that the...
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