Year in Review: What are the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of 2018?

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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 December 22.

You can also see a list of posts or pages have the most views, all time.

Posts Written in 2018:

#1 – 2261 views

The Making of an MLB Phenom, Shohei Ohtani: Looking at The Harada Method

#2 – 2123 views

What's Going on with Lean at ThedaCare?

#3 – 1901 views

One Way to Improve Your Lean Daily Management Board: From Lists of Numbers to Process Behavior Charts

#4 – 1696 views

Toyota is Admired for Good Reason… But About Those Rotating Job Shifts…

#5 – 1506 views

The Response to the Hawaii False Alarm Can't End With Firing Someone

#6 – 1337 views

Remembering and Honoring Samuel Selay

#7 – 1296 views

Lessons from Tesla “Schooling” Toyota: Did You Get the Memo?

#8 – 1112 views

When “Resistance to Change” Is Really Something Very Different

#9 – 1094 views

Can You Answer “Yes” to These Three Important Workplace Questions?

#10 – 1009 views (by Jess Orr)

How 200 Jobs Were Saved by Engaging Employees in Continuous Improvement


Older Posts That Were Popular this Year

Older posts are often more popular than recent posts, thanks to Google searches, etc.

#1 – 5487 views (From 2014)

The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM

#2 – 4010 views (2012)

Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?”

#3 – 3198 views (2013)

Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote

#4 – 3135 views  (2013)

Kaizen & Idea Boards Spotted at Society for Health Systems Conference

#5 – 3113 views (2014)

#Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient “Pulls”


The One I Always Like to Share

Usually, this post (and its video) are very popular – 2890 views in the past twelve months. I get more “fan mail” about this video (over 217,000 views all time) than anything:

A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong

What was your favorite post of the year? What should I write about in 2019?

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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.

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