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.

Upcoming Shingo Webinar on Learning From Mistakes and Psychological Safety

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I'm excited that the Shingo Institute asked me to present a webinar on June 18th: Click here to register for the webinar They've also published an...

Flashback Friday: My First Video Podcast with Jamie Flinchbaugh in 2009

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Wow, time flies! 15 years ago, Jamie Flinchbaugh and I embarked on our first-ever video podcast adventure as part of my Lean podcast (a...

The Pitfalls of Safety Bonuses in Lean Factories: A True Story

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I was talking recently with a trusted friend in the Lean community. He told me a story. It's certainly believable, even if it's second...

Tim Hobbs: AME Keynote Speaker and Passionate Problem Solver

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #506 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Tim Hobbs, the founder...

Mistakes and Errors: A Circular Definition; Leadership Matters

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When writing or speaking, I use the words "mistake" and "error" interchangeably. The definitions in some dictionaries are comically circular. Dictionary.com defines an error as: "a...

Recorded Panel Discussion: Preview of the Future of People at Work...

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View the free live stream on LinkedIn -- the recording is now available also via YouTube. Next Tuesday, join me as I host a panel...

My New Mistake-Proofing Course for TKMG Academy: Available Now!

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I'm very happy to announce the release of my new Mistake-Proofing course, available NOW through Karen Martin and TKMG Academy. Well, it's a mistake to...

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....