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  • Toyota-Style Kaizen in the group Lean Leadership

    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 senior managers. Yet, the magnitude of cost reduct...

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  • Methodological Errors In Lean Government in the group Lean Leadership

    For some years now I have been both an occasional participant and ongoing witness to the practice of Lean management in State governments. I continue to see methodological errors in relation to how Lean is practiced in industry. Those in industry who practice Lean management correctly provide us ...

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  • One Down, 14 To Go in the group Lean Leadership

    There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently about a growing number of large companies that are doing away with traditional annual performance reviews (see for example, Why big business is falling out of love with the annual performance review, The Washington Post, 17 August 2015). ...

    Tags: lean leadership, bob emiliani, lean management, books, speaking, the lean shop, professor emiliani, real lean, fake lean, lean behaviors, behavioral waste, toyota, kaizen, value stream map, jeff liker, art byrne, wiremold, Continuous Improvement, Lean Leadership, Respect for People

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  • The Age Of Enlightenment in the group Lean Leadership

    The Age of Enlightenment was a period of Western civilization from the early 1600s to the late 1700s in which individual reason and analysis emerged in preference to entrenched societal institutions representing authority. Literacy, skepticism, and science became popular and revered. The age that...

    Tags: lean leadership, bob emiliani, lean management, books, speaking, the lean shop, professor emiliani, real lean, fake lean, lean behaviors, behavioral waste, toyota, kaizen, value stream map, jeff liker, art byrne, wiremold, Continuous Improvement, Lean Leadership, Respect for People

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  • Leadership Is A Repetitive Job in the group Lean Leadership

    We have heard much recently about how leadership behaviors consistent with the “Respect for People” principle are necessary if one wishes to become an effective Lean leader. New concepts and methods to improve leadership behaviors have been expressed in works such as: “Lean Beha...

    Tags: lean leadership, bob emiliani, lean management, books, speaking, the lean shop, professor emiliani, real lean, fake lean, lean behaviors, behavioral waste, toyota, kaizen, value stream map, jeff liker, art byrne, wiremold, Continuous Improvement, Lean Leadership, Respect for People

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  • Abnormal Conditions and Lean Oddities in the group Lean Leadership

    Some Abnormal Conditions vs. Normal Conditions Abnormal Condition Normal Condition VP of Continuous Improvement All executives engaged in kaizen Learn Lean using games and simulations Learn Lean by doing kaizen at the genba Creating value stream maps in a conference room Improve processes via gen...

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  • Winning Over Business Traditionalists in the group Lean Leadership

    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 Lean management and its advocates? Business trad...

    Tags: lean leadership, bob emiliani, lean management, books, speaking, the lean shop, professor emiliani, real lean, fake lean, lean behaviors, behavioral waste, toyota, kaizen, value stream map, jeff liker, art byrne, wiremold, Continuous Improvement, Lean Leadership, Respect for People

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  • Seddon’s Amazing Discovery in the group Lean Leadership

    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 ‘Lean’ (Womack and Jones 1996) movement is based o...

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  • Growing Tomatoes in the group Lean Leadership

    How do you grow tomatoes? If you are a backyard gardener, you buy plants (or maybe raise from seed), plant, tend, harvest. Simple as that. However, while the resulting harvest may be acceptable for one’s needs, it will surely be less flavorful and less bountiful than it could have been. Kno...

    Tags: lean leadership, bob emiliani, lean management, books, speaking, the lean shop, professor emiliani, real lean, fake lean, lean behaviors, behavioral waste, toyota, kaizen, value stream map, jeff liker, art byrne, wiremold, Continuous Improvement, Real Lean v. Fake Lean, Respect for People

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  • Searching For Lean Sustainability in the group Lean Leadership

    Lean people, understandably, possess a streak of idealism in how they would like the world to be: No waste, value propositions fulfilled, social well-being, economic prosperity, and so on. It is good to have a dream and strive, over the long-term, to achieve it. Yet, there is a tell-tale sign tha...

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