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The Key to a Successful Lean Journey? Leadership!

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A friend of mine, Kurt Woolley at Intel, has written an article for Industry Week that is quite popular. I thought I would share it here. It's title is:

The Key to a Successful Lean Journey? Leadership!

Kurt talks about some of my favorite topics in leading lean. He focuses on 4 key roles of a lean leader:

  1. Removing ambiguity by teaching the organization to structure and standardize its activities;
  2. Reinforcing and working on the system by helping people identify and solve problems;
  3. Constantly setting the vision and ideal state… which creates healthy tension in the system; and
  4. Practicing new learnings through application, application, application.

I encourage you to enjoy Kurt's article and experiences.

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Jamie Flinchbaugh is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success spanning finance, manufacturing, automotive, and management consulting. Leveraging extensive operational experience, Jamie is an invaluable asset for a company seeking expert guidance with process improvements, lean strategies, and leadership coaching in order to transform operations, reduce costs, and drive profitability. His areas of expertise include continuous improvement, entrepreneurship, coaching and training, process transformation, business strategy, and organizational design.

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