Tag Archives: 5 Whys

Failed 5-Whys

You may have noticed that a couple of recent Lean Leadership posts have been illustrated public examples where someone tried to fix a problem but did not really get to the root cause.  While those well-intended people working on these … Continue reading

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C’mon! Fix it Right.

One of my clients has some great perks, even for those of us who are not full-time staff. I really enjoy the hot cup of tea that I can get after a few hours on the production floor. They provide … Continue reading

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C’mon Man! Let’s Get It Right!

It was a beautiful day last spring.  Winter seemed to still have it’s grip on Chicago but much nicer days were in the forecast while heading south.  I was on my way to work with a client and had just … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Need to Do a DMAIC

[tweetmeme]John, the Production Manager of a food manufacturing plant is having a good day.  At least until the Quality Manager bursts into his office:  “John, I can’t believe that your operators can’t put a seal on a jar.” John is … Continue reading

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Half of Your Team is About to Quit….12 things to do about it

[tweetmeme] A recent survey of over 30,000 employees including 2400 US-based employees had some grim results.  One-third of US employees are considering leaving their current company – it’s even worse with younger employees.  There are also those who are so … Continue reading

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Top 10 for 2010

Those who have been following this blog lately realize that we reviewed the most read posts of 2010.  The links to the top 10 follow so you can have them readily accessible in one place: 1.  Implementing Change – Get … Continue reading

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The #2 Post: 7 Steps to 5-Why

7 Steps to 5-Why ranked as the second most read post on the Lean Leadership blog in 2010.  It originally ran in October.  I decided to run a second post on the topic of 5-Why’s based on the feedback received … Continue reading

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Complex 5-Why’s – the #3 Post of 2010

We continue to look at the top posts on the Lean Leadership blog from 2010. Complex 5-Why’s originally ran in November of last year and came in at #3. *************************** [tweetmeme]Our Production Manager, John, is heading out to the production … Continue reading

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Simple 5 Why’s

[tweetmeme]It’s a cold and rainy night in late October. You hurry out to your car in an effort to keep dry and because you are running late. You are not too wet as you get in and put your key … Continue reading

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