Tag Archives: lean

2 More Visual Management Examples

Some of you may recall that my wife and I had a great time in Maine over the summer.  It was fun to go to such a beautiful area.  It was also fun to share a humorous experience from that … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee and the Ideal State

Christian always has good quotes from historical people that seem to relate to lean.  I thought it would be fitting then to center this post on a quote. “A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves … Continue reading

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The 7 Sins of Lean Software Development

Waste elimination is one of the Lean principles and one of the most effective ways to increase quality and reduce cost. While products and services differ between industries, waste or muda – everything that does not add value from the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging Week

Welcome to Lean Leadership’s third annual Guest Blogging Week.  I am particularly excited as the list of contributors has been growing and the guest posts seem to be popular with you.  Last year’s guest blogs accounted for two of the … Continue reading

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Management Improvement Carnival

I am pleased and excited that John Hunter asked me to host this edition of the Management Improvement Blog Carnival.  Carnivals are blog posts that serve to provide links to posts on a number of blogs on a related topic. John’s … Continue reading

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Visual Management on the Exercise Trail

Have you ever found an unexpected pleasure when you least expect it?  I was very pleasantly surprised on a recent road trip.  Most of the hotels I frequent are nestled near the freeway or a shopping center and are not … Continue reading

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Standard Work on Your Packaging Line

Beyond Lean has a series of blogs on the subject of Standard Work that ran last week.  Matt Wrye was kind enough to ask me to guest blog.  This post originally ran there: Our new team is coming together for their … Continue reading

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Standard Work Week at Beyond Lean

Our new team is coming together for their 7 a.m. work session.  This team is working through the steps of Autonomous Maintenance and is working through their agenda when the area supervisor approaches the team.  His support is a welcome … Continue reading

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Lean Principles for Complex Times

When is the last time you did not feel like discretionary time was not a luxury?  It seems that most of us are rushing through the day from one meeting to the next taking hits from all directions with little time … Continue reading

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7 Habits to Better Leadership in Under 300 Words

[tweetmeme] We have been reviewing “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. Yesterday’s post on Sharpen the Saw or investing in yourself was the most popular post of the week so I wanted to add a few more … Continue reading

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