Month: July 2017

Total 11 Posts

Why I Mow My Own Lawn

There are things you should do yourself and other things you should pay someone else to do It seems that, for many people, there is no uncertainty about which category lawn maintenance falls into.  This is why lawn maintenance companies are plentiful in most communities.  Let’s face it, there are

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GA 172 | How to Apply Lean Through Virtual Coaching with Karyn Ross and EKemp

This week we have three guests: Karyn Ross, Elaine Camm, and Oliver Thompson. Karyn, a past podcast guest, provides virtual coaching to Elaine and Oliver, who are UK-based. The group discussed their lean journeys and the nature of virtual coaching. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download

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The Horse, the Carriage and the Carriage Fee

The automobile has been with us for approximately a century. For the millennia prior to that, we had horses. Because horses were an important part of lives and civilizations for so long, they generated many idioms and proverbs. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it

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Practicing Lean Repairs a Leader’s Brain Damage

It’s a sign of how little power I pretend to enjoy these days when an Atlantic Magazine article’s  alarming title Power Causes Brain Damage made me more curious than concerned. In it studies suggest that given power, leaders act “as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less

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Drive Out Fear

Drive out fear.  Dr. Deming told us this many years ago when he published his famous 14 Principles. Most of us have heard these words. Most of us probably think we understand these words. And, I bet, most “actively practicing” lean thinkers probably think they’re doing a decent job at

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