Category: Lean

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Preparing for Reflection

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey I’ve written before about how I’ve worked hard to develop a practice of reflection… daily, monthly, and annually.  In doing so I’ve become convinced it is one of the most effective tools of effective leaders. 

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GA 192 | How to Use Visual Management with Julie Lushbough

This week’s guest is Julie Lushbough. Julie works for Hallmark and shared her lean journey with us, including her experience using visual management. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A quote that inspires Julie (2:42) Julie’s background (3:59) What Julie

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GA 191 | How to Reflect on the Roles of Fear and Love in Continuous Improvement with Renée Smith

This week’s guest is Renée Smith, a Lean Transformation Services Director for the State of Washington. Renée shared her fascinating findings on fear, love, and their roles in continuous improvement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires

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Applying the 6 Laws of Tech to Lean

Melvin Kranzberg, a professor of the history of technology at Georgia Institute of Technology, came up with six laws to explain society’s unease with technology’s growing power and presence in our lives. This was in the 1980s and his laws were based on historical examples taken from the Cold War. A

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GA 190 | How to Use Lean in Software Development vs. Operations with Tom and Mary Poppendieck

This week’s guests are Tom and Mary Poppendieck. Tom and Mary discussed the role that lean plays in software development, versus in more traditional operational contexts. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Tom and Mary (2:16)

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Wishing Everyone a Granular Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. The football, the food, the time with friends and family. Part of the tradition is to remember and name things that we are thankful for. It’s an occasion to stop and reflect on our blessings. We should have more holidays in appreciation of gratitude.

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