“Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.”

~~K A R I N   L I N D N E R, author of How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy?

How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy? is do out today (April 25).  I have started to read an advanced copy and like the theme of this book.  Karin Lindner is working to put manufacturing back into a positive light.  She uses quotes well and asks probing questions that will have you thinking.  The author promotes several concepts that are consistent with Lean Leadership:

  • Bring manufacturing back because we need it.
  • Tap into the individual (Lean Thinkers will recognize this as the principle of respecting the individual).
  • Cultivate the workforce and leadership.
  • Quality.
  • Manufacturers & consumers have a shared responsibility for the future.
  • Focus on improving one-self

You can click on the thumbnail of the cover to check it out if you are concerned about the state of manufacturing in North America.


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About Christian Paulsen

Christian Paulsen is an Executive Consultant with 20 years of Lean Manufacturing. Chris adds value to organizations by driving process improvement and bottom line savings. Chris intends to help others by sharing the lessons learned after a quarter century of operational leadership, marriage, parenting, and even longer as a Cubs fan. Your comments on this blog are welcome. You can also connect with Chris via LinnkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in the right sidebar. Chris welcomes your comments. Christian's professional services are available by contacting him through LinkedIn (right side bar)
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