Tag Archives: PDCA

5 Lessons Learned from Failure

Glenn Llopis wrote and interesting leadership article at Forbes titled 5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership some time ago.  It is uncanny how often general leadership articles seem to underscore Lean Principles and Lean Leadership.  The article is worth reading … Continue reading


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Team Involvement: Just Half of This Equation

The level of involvement in the change process for the operator on the floor has been an ongoing issue for years.  The operators are less likely to take ownership or even accept the new idea as a solution.  On the … Continue reading

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#4 – 2 Reasons to Do a Cause & Effect Diagram

The #4 Classic Lean Leadership post is a tool commonly used in Lean Six Sigma problem solving. That tool is the Cause & Effect (aka Fishbone) Diagram. You’ll notice that the illustration is a hand drawn C&E on a white … Continue reading

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Classic #5 – Change & the Pareto Principle

The Lean Leadership Classic #5 is Change Management and the Pareto Principle: This blog has been looking at change implementation which is a skill you need to be a successful leader in nearly any arena. We have already explored the 8 … Continue reading

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Classic Lean Leadership

We finished reviewing the top Lean Leadership posts of 2012 last week and as promised it’s time to look at some classic Lean Leadership.  These are the Lean topics posted prior to 2012 but still had a lot of traffic … Continue reading

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#1 – Issues with 5 Why’s

The top Lean Leadership post of 2012 is about a very popular topic, the 5-Why Root Cause Analysis.  You’ll notice that several of the top all time Lean Leadership posts are also on this topic.  This one is titled 4 … Continue reading

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#2 – Deming & Your Kaizens

The #2 post on Lean Leadership gives a nod to Dr. Deming titled Deming and Your Kaizen Success Have you created training for one of your teams before?  I am in the process of developing training material for a Kaizen … Continue reading

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Lean Goal Setting or Just Another Resolution?

Another year is through and the excitement and optimism of a new one is upon us. Many people like to make resolutions and it seems that almost as many don’t manage to keep their resolutions for long. You are more … Continue reading

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SMART Goal Setting in 2013

Happy New Year!  I trust that you have been enjoying your traditions of the holiday season and are looking forward to 2013 with optimism.  This blog traditionally starts the New Year by revisiting some of the most popular Lean Leadership … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Action…

  “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.  … Continue reading

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