December 2011

4th Annual Management Blog Roundup: Brad Power in Harvard Business Review blog

12.29.2011

In continuation of my participation in the 4th Annual Management Blog Roundup, where we have previously reviewed  John Hunter’s and Bruce Hamilton’s blog, we will look now into Brad Power posts in Harvard Business Review blog.  Brad Power is a consultant and researcher in process innovation. His current research is on sustaining attention to process […]

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4th Annual Management Blog Roundup: Old Lean Dude

12.28.2011

I have already reviewed John Hunter’s blog for the 4th Annual Management Blog Roundup. My next installment is of the blog Old Lean Dude. Old Lean Dude is from the funny and knowledgable Bruce Hamilton, head of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership and best known as the “toast guy” for his role in a video […]

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4th Annual Management Blog Roundup: Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog

12.27.2011

I am again participating in the Management Blog Roundup, created by John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. You can see all the blog Carnival activity here. I will be reviewing 3 blogs, starting with John Hunter’s. John’s blogging is very open, comes with a sense of curiosity about topics, adds a bit […]

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Lean is about waste elimination, or is it?

12.21.2011

Review any company’s slide decks on lean and you’ll likely find a definition for lean. They’re all a little different, but almost all of them center around one common theme: the elimination of waste. So, at least by consensus, this is the definition of lean: the elimination of waste. Of course some are more traditionalist […]

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My internet wanderings

12.20.2011

It has been a very busy end of year, and that has unfortunately affected my writing time, in addition to a goal of writing (in general) fewer but more substantive blog posts. My last post generated some interesting conversations and was forwarded by many throughout corporate conversations: 4 myths about the principle of “Respect for […]

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4 myths about the principle of “Respect for People”

12.07.2011

The principle of Respect for People has received greater attention in the lean community over the past several years. Books, blogs, and speeches have all given attention to its importance. Both companies and customers are made up of people, and the best profits and processes in the world are not worth it if they lay […]

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