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The 50 Most Highly Read Posts on LeanBlog.org:

  1. What is “Lean”? 53,877 views
  2. Podcasts – Interviews on Lean Leadership, Lean Healthcare, Lean Thinking & More 32,139 views
  3. Kaizen & Idea Boards Spotted at Society for Health Systems Conference 30,730 views
  4. Lean Quotes Collection 28,203 views
  5. The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable vs. Fixing the System [Updates] 26,745 views
  6. Links to Dilbert Cartoons on #Lean and/or #SixSigma 26,466 views
  7. Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?” 23,611 views
  8. The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM 22,686 views
  9. Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote 22,511 views
  10. A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong 21,870 views
  11. My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean 18,810 views
  12. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient (the Customer) “Pulls” 18,555 views
  13. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 16,854 views
  14. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 16,815 views
  15. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 15,539 views
  16. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 14,483 views
  17. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 13,476 views
  18. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 12,850 views
  19. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 12,421 views
  20. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 12,003 views
  21. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 10,880 views
  22. Picking on the PICK Chart 9,963 views
  23. What Happens to Leaders Who Don't Listen? 9,821 views
  24. Guest Post: The One Thing Lean Six Sigma Got Wrong About Lean 9,709 views
  25. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 9,302 views
  26. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 9,205 views
  27. Podcasts 9,009 views
  28. About Mark Graban 8,938 views
  29. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 8,482 views
  30. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 8,064 views
  31. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 7,552 views
  32. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 7,536 views
  33. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 7,505 views
  34. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 7,368 views
  35. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 7,095 views
  36. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 7,089 views
  37. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 7,082 views
  38. A Toyota Leader on Misunderstandings About the Toyota Production System 7,070 views
  39. Free Download: Process Tracking Letters for Lean Daily Management Boards 7,068 views
  40. Contact Mark Graban 6,846 views
  41. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 6,844 views
  42. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 6,841 views
  43. Blog 6,808 views
  44. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 6,561 views
  45. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 6,484 views
  46. Lean Comedy 6,308 views
  47. What's the Buzz on #Lean Certifications? [Be Sure to Read the Comments!] 6,296 views
  48. About LeanBlog.org 6,260 views
  49. Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 6,217 views
  50. Guest Post: Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 6,153 views