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How to Train Without Training

07.21.2011

This post is part of my column for Industry Week called Lessons from the Road and is now available. “Just because we don’t have training dollars to invest does not mean that we can’t develop our people. People development requires momentum; if we aren’t moving forward, we’re falling behind. There is no excuse big enough […]

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Jamie Flinchbaugh: “Lean won’t work in MY field”

07.08.2011

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. What is the hardest field to apply lean? It doesn’t seem to matter what field you’re in, they all think theirs is the hardest. And they can back it up with evidence. One of the most frequent questions […]

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Jamie Flinchbaugh: How would you measure lean success?

05.30.2011

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. The question asked was “what counts as ‘lean success’?” Albert Einstein once said: Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. I see most people making mistakes when trying to evaluate […]

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The Lean Edge: Capital is a resource of last resort

03.15.2011

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. The question asked was “what is the lean approach to capital?” In some ways, this is the wrong question. The reason is that the lean organization and the lean thinker is not looking to put capital to work. […]

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3 Key Skills that Enable Innovation

03.01.2011

I have a new post published on Blogging Innovation. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh Innovation is obviously a major attribute in the competitiveness of a company (or a government, or a school, or an individual). There are many ways to achieve innovation, and no one aspect will be enough. There […]

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Leading Lean: A Fond Farewell

02.18.2011

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. I have written “Leading Lean” for ASSEMBLY for over 5 years. This marks my 55th and final contribution. I still have plenty to say, but it’s time for me to move on from this particular role…. Continue reading….  

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Leveraging Constraints for Creativity

01.19.2011

I have a new post published on Blogging Innovation. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh Creativity remains one of the most nebulous and elusive capabilities for organizational performance. Yet there is more knowledge and science available today than ever to help us through the challenge. Creativity comes from more than just […]

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If you’re not frustrated, then you’re not working on the right problem

01.08.2011

I have a new post published on Blogging Innovation. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh In my coaching, many of my conversations begin with a source of frustration by the individual. The source of frustration could be rooted in another person, or a team problem, or in their own abilities. But […]

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Leading Lean: Driving Innovation at Every Level

12.01.2010

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. Every corporation wants to be innovative. But, being innovative is not a behavior. It’s not something on your to-do list between picking up dry cleaning and writing performance reviews. Innovation is the by-product of plans, processes, people and behaviors…. […]

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Setting objectives through lean

11.01.2010

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. How do you set objectives with lean? I won’t start from the beginning, because there are already so many quality posts here in response to the question. I will try to add to it with a couple of […]

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