What Were the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the First Half of 2017?
Thanks everybody for reading my blog here in 2017! It's been an interesting year on the blog, as usual, and I appreciate you taking time out of your busy lives to read and participate in the discussion. I hope this site will continue to be a part of your life in the second half of 2017.
Here are the ten most-read posts of the year, according to Google Analytics (popularity doesn't imply quality, but it's interesting to see what people are reading and sharing) — data through June 28.
You can also see which posts or pages have the most views, all time, since I started the blog in 2005.
I'm happy that one of the Top 10 posts is from a guest author on the blog, as I've always enjoyed bringing different voices to the community here.
Posts Written in the First Half of 2017
Here are the top 10 most-read posts:
- The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable vs. Fixing the System [Updates] – 20,560 views
- The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement – 5,655 views
- Lean is Not Just Process Improvement – 2,031 views
- This Apple Store Sign Seems to be a Sign of Apple's Broader Troubles – 1,796 views
- What Does It Mean to Have a “Lean Management System?” – 1,649 views
- Why You Shouldn't Call Yourself “Sensei” Or Make Others Call You That – 1,444 views
- A Lesson From Toyota: Thanking Employees for Pointing Out Problems – 1,276 views
- My Visit to Cleveland Clinic: Seeing Leaders Engaging Staff in Meaningful Improvement – 1,153 views
- Visuals vs. Visual Management, Revisited with More Examples – 1,017 views
- Better Metrics & “Understanding Variation” – An Important Topic for Healthcare – 854 views
Most Popular LinkedIn Posts
I also enjoy continuing to write occasionally for the LinkedIn Influencers series.. and here are some of my posts from the first half of the year, many of which were summaries of my Lean Blog Interviews podcasts:
- Your “Lean Daily Management” Approach Would Be Even Better with Some Simple Statistical Methods (7,416 views)
- A Chief Nursing Officer's Views on Nurses Improving Healthcare Through Lean Thinking & Methods (3,063 views)
- “We've trained a gazillion [Lean Sigma] belts in healthcare. Why aren't things any better?” (2,217 views)
- Supply Chain Matters – at the Oscars® and in Hospitals (1,593 views)
- How an Engineer's Lessons Learned at Toyota Lead to Better Healthcare Today (1,544 views)
- This CEO Asks if Lean is “Just a Freakin' Hobby” or a Way to Transform Your Business (1,456 views)
- How to Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Healthcare (1,176 views)
I've continued doing some “Lean Blog Audio” podcasts where I read blog posts, like this one:
And I'm still doing my Lean Blog Interviews. I've taken a bit of a break, but will ramp these up again in July.
Some recent episodes:
If you can think of people you'd like to hear me interview, please contact me.
Older Posts That Were Popular
Some of these posts are habitually popular, appearing on this list every six months:
- Kaizen & Idea Boards Spotted at Society for Health Systems Conference (3,073 views)
- The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM (2,673 views)
- Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? (2,520 views)
- Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote (2,248 views)
- Lean Quotes Collection — see quotes in the comments area (2,032 views)
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