All posts tagged "Lean"

  • Good Team Members are Like Swiss Army Knives
    Good Team Members are Like Swiss Army Knives

    How would you describe a good team member? Most responses described characteristics like cooperative, reliable, honest, friendly, knows how to communicate.” And then there was Ted. His response to my question was unique. He thought for a...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belts Prove Their Importance in The Workplace

    Students find Lean Six Sigma accelerated programs a valuable resource to advance their careers. The next class starts February 13. To register or find more information, please visit stlcc.edu/ce or call 314-984-7777.

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Elon's opening of the Tesla Annual Shareholders Meeting by Steve Jurvetson, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
    Elon Musk, Tesla, and Lean Leadership

    The three characteristics of Lean leadership, Elon Musk style, were what made it possible for Tesla to meet a challenge to its very survival. What was called for was a very creative, out-of-the-box method of meeting this...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Belief-Based Lean Transformations
    Belief-Based Lean Transformations

    A large percentage of attempts to successfully implement the very powerful tools of Lean manufacturing fail. There are three basic mistakes leadership teams make which cause Lean failure.

    • Posted November 27, 2018
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  • Making Process Improvements Stick
    Workforce Development News – November 5, 2018

    This week: Making Process Improvements Stick, Millennial Men Leave Perplexing Hole in Hot U.S. Job Market, Strong Hiring Equals More Workers Coming Off Sidelines, Striking Facts About the State of Women in the Workplace, Employment Outlook for...

    • Posted November 5, 2018
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  • Voices from the Front-Line
    Voices from the Front Line

    A way to measure the value and sustainability of a manufacturer’s Lean transformation: What do line workers say about the impact of what’s happening on their work and on their lives?

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Great Processes = Great Results
    Great Processes = Great Results

    Great processes carried out by engaged workers drives great results. Use this six-step process to achieve a shift from a focus on results to a focus on work processes.

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Fallacy of a Focus on Results
    The Fallacy of a Focus on Results

    The absurdity of trying to drive results by focusing solely on results should be obvious to all of us. Unhappily, it isn’t. Results don’t happen because a company is focused on them. Good results are driven by...

    • Posted September 27, 2018
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  • Yes, I Do Want to Come to Work
    Yes, I Do Want to Come to Work…

    A worker at a sheltered workshop once shared with me what I think couldn’t possibly be a better reason for coming to work. This one said it all. Wanting to do a good job. Wanting his company...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Why Do You Come to Work?
    Why Do You Come to Work?

    I’m sure we all agree that it’s very important to have employees who want to come to work and who take pride in the quality of their work. So how do we make it happen?

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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