Month: December 2015

Total 11 Posts

Lessons from 2015 on Lean Coaching

Looking back on 2015, it was a career transition year. After 20+ years of being in the travel-based lean consulting and training field, I decided to take the travel out of the equation. It was a self-imposed constraint, forcing me to explore new ways of working while closing the door to certain

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Gaming Our Way to Lean Management

Gamification is a relatively new buzzword for the application of features of game-playing such as point scoring, competition with other players and so forth, into business activities. Game-playing involves rules, scoring, opportunities to be spontaneous and creative, and social interaction through competition with others. Gamification started out as a way to

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Now, at the Gemba

By Kevin Meyer If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. – Thich Nhat Hanh Many people have a problem with letting go of the past – whether painful or pleasant. Not me. I’ve always been able to let go of the past almost

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Reflections on Hoshin

Over the past two of weeks I have had six unrelated conversations about hoshin planning. In contrast, this number is zero to one in any typical two-week period during the year. Perhaps this is because of the end of year interest in better strategy deployment for the new year, or just coincidence. In

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