Lean as a Superhero?

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What people often think Lean is — a superhero there to “save them” or to “make them Lean.”

As illustrated below:

 

How people should really view Lean:

The asterisk text reads “warning: requires effort and leadership (not a silver bullet).”

Superman might have been “faster than a speeding bullet,” but Lean is no “silver bullet.” Lean is an amazingly powerful methodology… but only if you're willing to work at it and provide quite a bit of leadership.

(Illustrations copyright Mark Graban, photo purchased from iStockPhoto.com)

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2 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    I want to nominate this post for a Shingo Prize.

    Best post to use so few words….

  2. […] out that Lean is not for everyone, that it requires time and leadership.  This is consistent with my position that people shouldn’t view Lean as some sort of silver bullet superhero who is here to magically save the […]

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