Resources for Personal Lean Leadership

Lean, and continuous improvement in general, isn’t just for the professional world. The tools and concepts can also be used to clean your garage (5S), organize your pantry (kanban), set direction (hoshin), or reduce the time it takes to make toast in the morning (seven wastes and quick changeover). But,

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GA 262 | The Next Generation of Lean with Tyler Athey

This week’s guest is Tyler Athey. Tyler is at the beginning of his career but has accomplished a lot in just a few years. Ron and Tyler touched on a lot of different aspects of lean, including kanban systems, flow, culture, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode

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Building Lean Habits, in a Lean Way

Our podcast with Atomic Habits author James Clear posed some interesting questions that we can ask ourselves when striving to practice and become Lean. Chiefly among them is, “Who is the type of person who could be Lean?” One of the main ideas in the book is to build identify-based habits. The

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Breaking the Weak Link in the Value Chain

In the lean way of thinking, the value we deliver to the customer increases in proportion to effort when we connect processes and keep the activities moving along smoothly. Instead, Harvard Business School professor Thales Teixeira writes that “decoupling” is what has helped many startups succeed by disrupting established businesses.

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GA 260 | The Secret to Excellence with Oscar Roche

This week’s guest is Oscar Roche, Director of the TWI Institute in Australia & New Zealand. Ron and Oscar discussed the humanity of lean, the components of TWI, and more.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that made

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Avoiding the Productivity Paradox

Lean thinking and practice have the potential to improve outcomes in healthcare, software development teams, government services, business performance and even individual growth and well-being. For something that is so powerful and effective, Lean has many ways in which it can fail. This is because contrary to popular belief, Lean

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