Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Keep Moving Forward

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Let's commemorate today's national holiday for Dr. King with a look back at my post from 2012:

A Lean Lesson from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

And here is a quote that should remind folks of Kaizen and continuous improvement:

If you can't fly, then run.
if you can't run, then walk,
if you can't walk, then crawl,
but whatever you do,
you have to keep moving forward.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(hat tip to Allison Meyers)

If you can't fly, then run.
if you can't run, then walk,
if you can't walk, then crawl,
but whatever you do,
you have to keep moving forward.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I also invite you to check out the “Root Cause Racism” website that my friend Deondra Wardelle has put together, as we take a day to reflect…


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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Passion for something manifests itself in a willingness to never give up, even when it seems you’ve hit the wall. Continuous improvement is a relentless pursuit, a mindset that difficult problems can be solved. Great post!

  2. The main waste Dr. King was committed to eliminate, was that created by a non-inclusive society.

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their ski n, but by the content of their character.”

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