I’m prepping for a presentation I’m giving next week on Lean leadership styles and I ran across tihs great quote that John Shook shared at his presentation at the Global Lean Healthcare Summit earlier this year. I wanted to share it:
“It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.”
If you’re struggling with the idea of “how do we learn about Lean?” Reading helps, but you have to go and try something. Run experiments, learn from your experiences. Hopefully, you work in an environment were “smart failures” are OK. Have a great weekend.
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please scroll down to post a comment. Click here to receive posts via email. Learn more about Mark Graban’s speaking, writing, and consulting.