Blog Holiday: Christmas Week, “Gemba Claus is Comin’ to Town” Song


I'm taking a few days off from blogging. Best wishes to you and yours for the holidays. I'll be back sporadically next week maybe and I'll be back for real in the new year.

Here's a look back to the song “Gemba Claus is Comin' to Town” that I wrote and my friend Steve Sholtes performed last year. Click play in the player below or click here for the full text lyrics

MP3 File

gramma's hearth
Creative Commons License photo credit: popofatticus


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

  1. Ron Pereira says

    Wow, I somehow missed that song last year… it’s BRILLIANT! Wishing you and yours a Merry and Blessed Christmas, Mark!

  2. Mark Welch says

    Now THAT’s an angle on Christmas and lean that totally blew past me! ;-) Have a nice Christmas!

  3. […] if you haven’t already  heard  it, I’d recommend you check out “Gemba Clause” over at the Lean Blog!   Enjoy and God Bless! Related Posts:Merry Christmas and Happy New […]

  4. Chrismaclaus says

    How is that a lean mantlescape? Or is that your idea of 5S-claus?

    1. MarkGraban says

      The picture was just a picture. Meant to represent Christmas more than it would represent any Lean concept…

  5. Endrio Di Nardo says

    Just heard (tree week late). It’s a very nice jingle and I’ll send to all my colleagues. The picture is fascinating, too.

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