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Make Every Employee An Owner
When an organization’s leadership team sets in motion processes that trigger and sustain line worker involvement in process improvements, when managers interact with employees on the line, and when supervisors see their primary function as being catalysts,...
- Posted March 29, 2016
Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure
When a leadership team “Walks the Lean Walk” great things happen. When they only “Talk Lean”, nothing happens. And Lean fails. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Lean for Leaders is an antidote for failure.
- Posted March 9, 2016
Three Careers On Their Way To Being Wasted
Three careers on their way to being wasted. Tom who assumed that managers and supervisors thought he was too stupid to have any good ideas. Kim who doubted that she really had the ability to come up...
- Posted April 14, 2015
Henry Ford’s Great and Simple Gift: “You can do better.”
“We are trying to link all processes—from the final consumer back to the raw material—in a smooth flow without detours.” The beliefs at the heart of Lean must animate any Lean transformation if it is to be...
- Posted December 16, 2014
Lean: The Power of Simplicity
The thinking process that Lean builds, Kaizen thinking, is a simple process. It is also an incredibly powerful process. It transforms those who practice it into expert waste spotters who engage in tenacious searches for all forms...
- Posted December 3, 2013
Use the Idea Board for Lean Manufacturing Success
Nothing is more crucial to the success of Lean manufacturing than employee engagement. This short video contains interviews of employees at Hydromat and Edge Technologies, RugDoctor, and GSI Diversified talking about the ways in which the Idea...
- Posted October 10, 2012
Making Lean Stick – Starting on the Road to Lean
This is what you need to understand before starting on road to Lean.
- Posted September 13, 2012
Making Lean Stick – Just What Makes Lean Stick?
Studies conducted on the rate of Lean implementation failures suggest that it’s between 60 and 70%. It’s my firm conviction that it is far better to never start down the Lean journey than it is to begin...
- Posted August 17, 2012
Making Lean Stick – The Core Beliefs of Lean
The people best qualified to improve work processes are the people who do the work. Learn the core beliefs at the heart of Lean and their operational implications.
- Posted July 9, 2012
Leadership for Life – Communicating with Employees
Regardless of titles and rank, people in organizations, who share the same mission, who pursue the same vision, can succeed in carrying out their mission only when they communicate clearly and frequently. Leaders have to take the...
- Posted April 1, 2012