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  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Improving Leadership Processes
    Improving Leadership Processes
    The purpose of a company is to satisfy customer’s needs by making products and services. To do this, humans must to have knowledge. Knowledge comes from learning. However, learning alone is insufficient. Skills must be developed, which...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Toyota-Style Kaizen
    Toyota-Style Kaizen
    The leaders of organizations adopt Lean management in the hope of achieving desirable outcomes such as higher quality, shorter lead-times, lower costs, and so on. In most cases, cost reduction is a major objective and is of particular interest to...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Motivations and Aspirations
    Motivations and Aspirations
    The feedback I have received recently about some of my controversial blog posts (here, here, here, and here) have led some people to question my motivations. In particular, accusations about advancing a personal agenda and financial gain. So, let...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Executive Labor Efficiency
    Executive Labor Efficiency
    The efficiency of executive labor in 2016 is about the same as it was in 1885. Leaders, in this respect, are laggards. That can’t be good for people and companies.Business leaders have spent the last 130 years getting workers to...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Criticizing Lean
    I have received a fair amount of criticism for blog posts that I have written over the last few years criticizing “Lean,” the MIT studies that resulted in “Lean,” the work of James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, and the work...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Teaching Lean Leadership
    Teaching Lean Leadership
    Pens I give to students at the end of the course, as a reminder to apply what they learned to their job.I have been teaching Lean leadership to graduate students for 15 years. They are mostly full-time working professions ranging from individual...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Evolving Out of Need
    We owe a debt of gratitude to the MIT researchers who introduced the world to Lean, led in part by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones. Their work changed lives in important ways, ranging from developing a stronger, more...
  • Prof. Emiliani’s A4 Failure Analysis Method
    Problem StatementSurvey data from various sources (Industry Week, Lean Enterprise Institute, McKinsey&Company, etc.) over the last 10 years indicate that Lean transformations typically fall well short of expectations, which indicate failure to...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Lean Transformation Failure Analysis
    Lean Transformation Failure Analysis
    Click on image to read the open letter (.pdf)Organizations that promote Lean management teach people how to focus on the process, think scientifically, do experiments, observe, engage in problem-solving, identify root causes, respect people,...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Lean Can Learn from History
    As you may know, I am a serious student of the history of industrial management, specifically the origins and evolution of Scientific Management and its linkages to the origins and evolution of Toyota’s Production system (TPS, popularly known...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post How Economics Disrespects People
    Recently, I have been re-reading some old books that I bought years ago to gain deeper insights into the relationship between economics and the prevalence and persistence of Fake Lean. By that I mean, the narrow use of Lean management by business...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Visceral Disdain for Lean
    One of the many interesting phenomena of modern progressive management is the negative gut reaction that workers have towards it, ranging from suspicion to outright disdain. This, in turn reduces the appeal of progressive management and one’s...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post Lean’s Bad Timing
    The Gilded Age was an era between 1870 and 1900, marked by industrialization, mechanization, economic growth, the rise of large corporations, build-out of railways, urbanization, and immense wealth creation among business owners. It also included...
  • Bob Emiliani published a blog post What is Lean Management?
    What is Lean management? Many people offer definitions, but efforts to define it, while well-meaning, serve only to disable people’s ability to understand it which, in turn, impairs their ability to practice it (the same is true for the...
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