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  1. Lean 101: Understanding the Basics of Lean Thinking and Methodology — What is Lean? 61k views
  2. Podcasts – Interviews on Lean Leadership, Lean Healthcare, Lean Thinking & More 43.6k views
  3. Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?” — Understanding the Origins of the Term 39.1k views
  4. Continuous Improvement in Healthcare: Kaizen Idea Boards at the Society for Health Systems Conference 36.3k views
  5. The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM 34.1k views
  6. Lean Quotes: A Selection of Inspirational Words from Lean Thinkers 30.7k views
  7. Download Now: Free Process Tracking Letters for Lean Daily Management Boards 30.6k views
  8. Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote 29.9k views
  9. Links to Dilbert Cartoons on #Lean and/or #SixSigma 29.6k views
  10. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 29.3k views
  11. A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong 29.2k views
  12. The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable vs. Fixing the System [Updates] 27.2k views
  13. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient (the Customer) “Pulls” 26.7k views
  14. Toyota's Lean Philosophy: Understanding the Role of Respect for People in Driving Improvement 25.9k views
  15. My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean 21.6k views
  16. Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 19.7k views
  17. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 18.9k views
  18. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety: Understanding the Problems and Errors that Cause Harm” 18.6k views
  19. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 17.6k views
  20. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 16.1k views
  21. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 15.8k views
  22. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 15.5k views
  23. Picking on the PICK Chart 14.9k views
  24. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 14.7k views
  25. What Happens to Leaders Who Don't Listen? 12.9k views
  26. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 12.7k views
  27. Lean Blog Interviews Podcast: Insights and Strategies for Continuous Improvement 11.7k views
  28. The One Thing Lean Six Sigma Got Wrong About Lean? 11.6k views
  29. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 11.4k views
  30. About Mark Graban 11.3k views
  31. 10 Common Problem Solving Mistakes 11.3k views
  32. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 11k views
  33. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 10.7k views
  34. Lean Comedy 10.7k views
  35. Toyota is Admired for Good Reason… But About Those Rotating Job Shifts… 10.5k views
  36. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 10.2k views
  37. Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 10.2k views
  38. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 10.1k views
  39. Chernobyl: Data Without Context is Dangerous 10.1k views
  40. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 9.4k views
  41. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 9.4k views
  42. Doctors Bash Taylorism and Lean in the New England Journal of Medicine: Separating Fact from Fiction 9.4k views
  43. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 9.3k views
  44. A Toyota Leader on Misunderstandings About the Toyota Production System 9.3k views
  45. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 8.9k views
  46. “Stop the Line” in a Hospital 8.9k views
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  48. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 8.3k views
  49. Blog 8.2k views
  50. A Gemba Walk Example 7.8k views

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