Category Archives: Leadership

Discussion an examples of organizational leadership.

Develop, Manage and Motivate Beyond the Measurements

Hearing the phrase “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it’ always gives me a reason for pause. Too often it’s the beginning of MBC (Management By Charts) which many employees are accustomed. Lean practitioners everywhere will tell you … Continue reading

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Is your Lean Champion a Lean Soldier?

For any implementation to be successful it must be driven from the top. I know this isn’t a profound statement and quite obvious, after all it’s written in every modern day leadership manual. But think back to your lean implementation … Continue reading

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Profound Knowledge Is a Journey

W. Edwards Deming created a quality concept he referred to as profound knowledge. As a lean practitioner the study of Deming’s Profound Knowledge System is a must. I believe many practitioners are unknowingly retracing this journey.   There are four … Continue reading

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Do H.R. Departments Create Value in Lean Environments?

The last decade has been a period of incredible change. From the way we listen to music, communicate and transact business. The world is much more connected but much less personal. Watching the transformation of business has been quite fascinating. … Continue reading

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Don’t bring up a problem unless you can offer a solution – NOT

There is a business edict that has always troubled me as a manager. It was “don’t bring up a problem unless you can offer a solution”.  I hope lean practitioners don’t subscribe to this tenet. How many problems are not … Continue reading

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Push Systems Still Have There Place

In the past decade there been a substantial move from push to pull production systems. The standard MRP system is your typical push system. MRP simply explodes your bill of material and provides a time phased material plan. This is … Continue reading

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Lean Leadership Authentic and Bold

The term leadership has always intrigued me. The term is so nuanced. Organizations can appoint leaders but true leadership must be earned. Every organization has both formal and informal leaders. A formal leader has the power but the informal leaders … Continue reading

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