Tag: Leadership

Total 21 Posts

Engaging Partners and Suppliers on Your CI Journey

In my first blog on the subject of Continuous Improvement, I highlighted the proverb, “many hands, make light work.”  The concept of a culture of continuous improvement is to orient everyone in the organization toward one common goal — Operational Excellence. You may have also heard of the psychology term,

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Developing Leadership Through Tours

In my last article, we had a great discussion, in our continuing series, regarding Continuous Improvement Development for Leadership and Professionals. Leadership development is extremely important if you are trying to change or create a new culture in your organization.  Many times, the leadership wants to see culture change, but

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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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Ensconcing Paranoia in Rules

Silly boy you got so much to live for So much to aim for, so much to try for You blow it all with, paranoia You’re so insecure you, self-destroyer paranoia, they destroy ya It’s been over a week since the United incident where Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed

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The Liberating Lessons of Less

By Kevin Meyer My twenty plus year Lean journey has changed my life in many ways, but perhaps none as significant as a creating a pervasive recognition of and disdain for waste. Coupled with respect for people, this has changed my career, leadership style, and personal life. Observing waste has

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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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5 Thoughts On Dealing With Leadership Resistance

By Steve Kane Gemba Academy recently conducted a one-question survey. The question was “What are you struggling with on your continuous improvement journey?” The most common response was related to dealing with leadership resistance or reluctance. It was abundantly clear from the survey results that many people deal with the

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