Category Archives: Top 10 2011 Blogs

The Top Lean Leadership Blog of 2011….

The Fishbone diagram is also known as the Cause & Effect (C & E) diagram.  It is also known as the Ishikawa diagram referring to its originator, Professor Kaoru Ishikawa.  The C & E diagram is a good tool when you … Continue reading

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#2 – The Lean Learning Cycle

The #2 Lean Leadership Blog post of 2011 was The Lean Learning Cycle: Lean Manufacturing is much more than a set of tools.  Lean is a way of thinking that can and should result in a culture change.  Part of … Continue reading

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#3 – Procedures?

Our march through the top 10 Lean Leadership blogs of 2011 continues with #3, Why Don’t People Follow Procedures: It’s a cold and rainy morning as John, a new Production Manager, is driving to the plant.  He implemented a new … Continue reading

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#4 – Can You Avoid Lean Failure?

We are looking at the top 10 Lean Leadership blogs of 2011. After two contributions by guest bloggers, Mark Hamel and Tim McMahon we are moving on to a post created to answer a reader’s question.  Here it is: A reader … Continue reading

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#5 – The Best or Nothing

The following was the #5 post Lean Leadership of 2011 and is written by guest blogger Mark Hamel.  Mark is the author of the Shingo Award winning Kaizen Event Field Book.  Mark full bio follows his article below. Recently, Mercedes … Continue reading

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#6 – Single Point Lessons

This post on Single Point Lessons is #6 on the 2011 Lean Leadership Blog.  It is one of two guest posts to make it into the top 10 and was originally posted as Using Single Point Lessons as a Training … Continue reading

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#7 – 5 Reasons for 5S

John, a young production manager, makes his way onto the production floor to see how an important changeover is progressing.  He wanted to make sure everything is moving along as planned because orders are heavy this week and his team … Continue reading

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#8 — 6 Quick Leadership Lessons

We are continuing our review of the top Lean Leadership blogs of 2011. Today we are looking at 6 Quick Leadership lessons provided by Terry Starbucker.  I’ve provided a brief perspective on how these lessons apply to Lean Leaders.  Here’s #8: … Continue reading

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#9 — 5S in the Real World

We are recapping the top posts on the Lean Leadership blog for 2011.  Today we are looking at #9 which looks at the real world benefits of 5S: It’s Saturday morning and the production crew is clocking in for another overtime … Continue reading

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#10 – 6 Leadership Tips from the Toast Guy

2011 was a fun year for blogging. I learned a lot through professional and personal experiences in addition to blogging here and reading some great Lean Thinkers’ blogs. The Lean Leadership blog started 2011 with a review of the most … Continue reading

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