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Just Own It

By Kevin Meyer In addition to having implemented lean in several companies, I’ve been fortunate to have been able to visit a large number of unique organizations where continuous improvement methods have taken root.  Although for the most part they’re all different, they also have a few things in common: A

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The Engaging Value of Risk

By Kevin Meyer Humans tend to abhor chaos, and love to invoke rules to supposedly create order. We like rules because they make us feel protected, aligned, and perhaps operating on a fair playing field. At the same time we dislike rules because they can protect us to the point of being

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The Mindful Ohno

By Kevin Meyer Mindfulness has become all the rage in personal and professional leadership these days, which is good and bad. Understood and done right, it is a very powerful concept. But as with most concepts it is also often misunderstood, therefore sometimes maligned, and even misapplied. Somewhat similar to lean,

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Value Stream Mapping Overview

Update (4/4/14): We recently released an excellent podcast with Karen Martin on the topic of Value Stream Mapping.  You can listen to it by clicking here. One of, if not the single most powerful lean tool available to us is value stream mapping (VSM). The reason it’s so powerful is

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