LeanBlog Podcast #38 – Bob Emiliani, “Practical Lean Leadership”

bobHere is LeanBlog Podcast #38, our guest today is Bob Emiliani of the Center for Lean Business Management and, most recently, the author of Practical Lean Leadership: A Strategic Leadership Guide For Executives. It’s a workbook-style guide that forces you to think through your own leadership approach and your own situation, a book I enjoyed very much. In this podcast, we talk about “lean leadership,” “value added behaviors,” and some pitfalls to avoid in lean implementations.

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LeanBlog Podcast #38 Key Points & Key Words

  • How Bob first got involved with Lean and, especially, the leadership component.
  • What’s different about this new Lean book?
  • What are some examples of “non-value-added” management activities or behaviors?
  • A definition of kaizen that emphasizes that kaizen cannot be sub-optimizing, you must look at the whole
  • Some errors to avoid in Lean implementation, avoiding “fake Lean”

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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