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10 Easy Ways to Know You’re Not a Leader


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Interesting list, something for all of us lean change agents to consider. I'll admit “I messed up” (see #7) by thinking sometimes that “only if I were in charge of this department/factory, it would be better/more lean” (item #2).

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is the anthology 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. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

  1. Chet Frame says

    I have a personal affection for #6 – Our television news, our manufacturing floors, our government, our culture are filled with people who have decided that it is easier to blame others than to take responsibility. The major indicators for this are the number of lawsuits that are brought for personal injury in this country and the number of people who continue to try to make the annual Darwin List.

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