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Avoid the Ambush

As I’m writing this, I’m attending the Toyota Kata Summit in Atlanta.  The early keynotes of the conference touched on several important aspects of Lean leadership.  Among them were the general topic of respect for people; and the more specific topics of quick wins; and the overlap of thinking, behavior,

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Big Decisions Don’t Lead to Results

The Big Idea January’s the month for resolutions–big decisions to make significant changes in one’s life.  Celebration of the new year offers a sense of renewal and opportunity for change.  While the month of January is often the time for resolutions to do good things, it’s also the month of

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Happy Thanksgiving

During this time of Thanksgiving we would like to express to you our sincere appreciation to each and every one of you for reading our blog, listening to our podcast, and watching our videos.  Because of you, we are able to do the work we love.  We are deeply thankful

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I Feel Better Already

A customer recently contacted me to let me know that business conditions had changed and he would be unable to put his Gemba Academy subscription to use.  He was consumed with several business problems to solve at once and was working to find his way through a field of obstacles. 

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Lean Outside of Manufacturing

By Steve Kane There are so many examples of lean in manufacturing that it can be easy to understand how well suited the methodology is for that industry.  Folks in other types of organizations and roles often comment that it is difficult to translate lean for non-manufacturing environments.  Here’s a

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