Mark Graban

Mark Graban
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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.

Memorial Day – A Day of Remembrance

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Originally posted a few years ago, I'm reposting this for the holiday here in the U.S.

Art Byrne: Lean from the CEO’s Perspective, the Lean Turnaround Answer...

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #505 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Art Byrne, who was...

Preventing Surgical Errors: Effective Strategies Over Warning Signs in Operating Rooms

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This is a Chat GPT / Dall-E generated image: It's silly, right? I've never seen a sign like this in an operating room. And I'm...

Lean Whiskey #46: AI (ChatGPT) Takes Over Lean Whiskey, Including the...

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Listen: In Episode 46, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh spend a lot of time talking about AI, but that still, as always, begins with the...

Celebrating 100 Years of Shewhart’s Control Charts: A Century of Quality...

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"A 'special cause' for celebration." Brian Buck, on LinkedIn TODAY marks the centennial of one of the most significant innovations in quality management: the control chart....

Webinar Preview: Enterprise Excellence is Inclusive Excellence with William Harvey

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I'm really excited to host and moderate the latest webinar in the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Webinar series, which will be presented by my friend...

LinkedIn Poll on Barriers to Speaking Up: Fear and Futility

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Research by Ethan Burris shows that the top two reasons employees choose to keep quiet in the workplace are:1️⃣ Futility2️⃣ FearFear of getting in...

Do We Need Another Share in the See, Solve, Share Model...

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I love Steve Spear's emphasis on a Toyota-based Lean model of: "See, Solve, Share" See problems, solve problems, and share what worked as countermeasures. That's the ideal,...

Japan Study Trips: A Voyage of Leadership Discovery with Katie Anderson

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #504 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Katie Anderson, author of...

Uncovering Root Causes: Beyond the Conference Room – The Lean Approach...

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You don't find the root cause of a problem in a conference room. OK, so we've gotten away from the whiteboard. Now what? You might not...

Lean Transformation at GE Aerospace: How Larry Culp is Revamping a...

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I've already written one blog post about this excellent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article about the Lean transformation at GE Aerospace, a post that focused on...

Rewriting the Management Gospel: Lessons from Hayes, Abernathy, and the Frontlines...

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Professors Robert H. Hayes and William J. Abernathy have harsh words about a common, if not typical style of American management: "...an overdependence on analytical...