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.

Throwback Thursday: Engaging Staff as Problem Solvers Leads to Continuous Improvement...

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I don't think I ever shared this article that I co-authored and had published in 2014... so it's time for another "Throwback Thursday." I'll share...

From Strategy to Execution: Webinar Preview with Karen Friedenberg

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Are you looking to transform your business strategy into actionable results? Join us for our upcoming webinar, "Leveraging a Strategy to Execution Framework: A...

Why Two-Year Comparisons in MLB Stats Fall Short: The Power of...

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Two-Year Comparisons in Major League Baseball Stats: A Strikeout, not a Homer It's just over halfway through the 2024 Major League Baseball season. Tuesday is...

Lean Whiskey #47: Decriminalizing Medical Errors, Mouse Jiggling, and New (to...

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Listen: In Episode 47 of the Lean Whiskey podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban attempt another experiment with our format, covering a range of quick-hit...

Executive Summary on Cultivating Psychological Safety and Continuous Improvement

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This post draws upon and summarizes content in my book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. Overview Senior...

Karen Martin on the Power of Mistake Proofing in Lean Management

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #510 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Karen Martin, Founder and...

My Shingo Webinar Recording on Learning from Mistakes and More

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I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar hosted by my friends at the Shingo Institute, where I presented on the topic of...

What Were the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the First...

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Thank you for your continued support of LeanBlog.org in 2024! As we reach the midpoint of the year, it's time to look back at...

Throwback Thursday: An Independence Day Post

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As we mark Independence Day today, the 248th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence from England, I'm sharing a "throwback" post that I published...

Leveraging Lean & AI in Optometry: Ankit Patel’s Journey from Dell...

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #509 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Ankit Patel, the founder...

Demystifying Toyota’s Andon System: How It Works and Common Misconceptions

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There's a common misconception about Toyota's "Andon" system, often expressed as: "When a team member pulls the cord, the line stops." But that's not entirely accurate,...

Why Two Data Points Don’t Show Trends: Understanding the Importance of...

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Two data points are not a trend. Two-data-point comparisons can be mathematically correct but practically meaningless. This is true in workplaces and news articles like...