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Practicing Lean

04.28.2017

The idea that just as doctors practice medicine we must practice lean is the premise of a book I contributed to called Practicing Lean which was edited by Mark Graban. We must be wiling to evolve our practices and learn as we move forward.   Order a copy of the book today on Kindle or paperback.  You […]

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Forget the New Year’s Resolution..

01.03.2016

6 years ago, I wrote this post Forget the New Year’s Resolutions. As many of you are busy preparing your goals for 2016, or setting New Year’s Resolutions, I wanted to share this for your consideration along with a few additional thoughts. My key additional thought is that as you develop either goals or resolutions, […]

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The relationship between trust and lean

04.07.2015

Lean doesn’t happen just because you want it to. There are enablers that make it possible. Trust is one of those enables. In this brief conversation between Andy Carlino and myself, we explore the relationship between lean and trust.  

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The Lean Strategy Video Series Summary

01.14.2015

A few years ago I develop a short video series on Lean Strategy. Given my last post challenged you not to start the year without a clear strategy and purpose, I thought it was worthwhile to dust off this video series and re-release it. I had a lot of offline comments about it, and I’m […]

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First Steps Video: More Questions as Standard Work

10.04.2010

As promised each Monday morning I am posting a video that explores how someone can start the lean journey even if they are only willing to invest 15 minutes. This is the First Steps Video Series. Last week I talked about using standard questions as a form of standard work in your one-on-one meetings. I […]

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First Steps Video: Standard Questions for Your One-on-One Meetings

09.27.2010

Do you meet with the members of your team one-on-one? Does your boss do it with you? The one-on-one meeting is a staple practice in effective management. How can you make it more effective? By developing a list of most-effective questions that you can use. This is the next topic in our First Steps Video […]

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First Steps – Improving Your Meetings

09.20.2010

As we continued our First Steps video series, I remind you of our purpose. Many organizations apply lean to their collection processes. But many individuals don’t apply lean to their own work. Sometimes all we need is a small push, a first step. That’s what these videos are meant to demonstrate – a small step […]

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First Steps Video: Stay Out of Your Inbox

08.30.2010

Each Monday we are releasing small ideas that require only 15 minutes of effort to try, but they can still serve as your first steps on the lean journey. The First Steps Video Series is meant to make it easier to begin the journey – get some improvement, and some learning, and then take another […]

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First Steps Video: Improving Email

08.23.2010

Our First Steps Video Series continues this week with thoughts on email. People spend so much time in email, that even minor improvements can have a big impact. Do you have standard work for how you manager your inbox? Here are some thoughts on getting a quick start. [viddler id-7a6b8542 h-288 w-437] If you can’t […]

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First Steps: Understanding Value

08.16.2010

As promised, this is our first video in the First Steps series I introduced last week. In our first video where we look for 15 minute investments in our own personal lean journeys. This installment focuses on how you can get closer to your customers inside the organization and understand value more clearly. [viddler id-abe5a62a […]

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