“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions.”
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quote is courtesy of A Lean Journey blog. Tim McMahon has some great advice there. I’d add that some talk about what could be or complain about problems. Others pour over data and generate graphs and Powerpoint presentations. There are even those who analyze the options but are unable to spring into action (analysis paralysis).
Lean Leaders involve the team, study the data, analyze the problem, and take action…
…using good methodology like the Deming Cycle of course.