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  • Inept vs. Immoral Leadership in the group Lean Leadership

    It used to be that the leaders of companies, CEOs, and of state governments, Governors, would make cuts to avoid budget problems. But in recent times, they create budget problems to make cuts. In industry, companies spend hundreds of billions of dollars on mergers, acquisitions, share buy-backs, ...

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  • The Back Story – Lean Leadership Research in the group Lean Leadership

    This is the back story to seven of the more than 30 research papers that I have written about Lean management. These seven papers focus on Lean leadership and are grounded in my own experiences as a Lean leader while working in industry. Therefore, they are practical works despite having been pub...

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  • Reefer Sanity in the group Lean Leadership

    It is unfortunate that managers are not allowed to smoke marijuana at work. After all, they are not doing anything too important. If they were high, they might finally slow down, go for a “Reefer Walk,” and see what is actually going on. Here is the conversation between four managers,...

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  • 2016 Kaizen Calendar in the group Lean Leadership

    Click on the image to download a high resolution copy of the 2016 Kaizen Calendar.Original: http://www.bobemiliani.com/2016-kaizen-calendar/ By: Bob EmilianiPosted: November 18, 2015, 2:37 pm

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  • Additive Leadership in the group Lean Leadership

    You may be familiar with the term “additive manufacturing.” It refers to a new manufacturing process in which digital designs are used to create a 3-dimensional component by depositing material in successive layers. This is in contrast to “subtractive manufacturing,” where...

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  • Treating Management Psychosis in the group Lean Leadership

    Psychosis is a mental disorder in which an individual is disconnected from reality, and which can exist in both medical and non-medical forms. Management psychosis is a non-medical condition that afflicts most managers. How so? They view batch-and-queue processing as the lowest cost, highest qual...

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  • A Marker of Lean Success in the group Lean Leadership

    One of things I tell my undergraduate and graduate students at the start of the semester is: “Your success in this course will be determined by your ability to follow instructions.” Invariably, the students with the highest marks follow instructions, while those with the lowest marks ...

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  • Something Revolutionary Seen as Ordinary in the group Lean Leadership

    In my previous blog post, “The Lean Movement’s Strategic Errors,” I noted five strategic errors that were made in how Lean management was presented to business leaders and subsequent efforts over the last 30 years to promote and advance Lean management: Presentation of Lean as a...

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  • The Lean Movement’s Strategic Errors in the group Lean Leadership

    Company presidents and CEOs steeped in conventional management have proven to be nearly impossible to convert to Lean management. They have decades of experience with a type of business practice rooted in sellers’ market, batch-and-queue processing, complete with dozens of familiar met...

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  • Lean’s Midlife Crisis in the group Lean Leadership

    It seems to be common knowledge that the Lean movement is now suffering from a midlife crisis. Lean movement leaders are perplexed at the widespread continuing emphasis on Lean tools, narrow focus on cost cutting, and the slow uptake of the “Respect for People” principle over the last...

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