Tag: Imai

How Do You Share & Spread Ideas? Plus a @KaiNexus Update

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It has been right about  three years since I was introduced to Dr. Greg Jacobson via a reader of this blog. It was great...

Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson on Continuous Improvement

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There's a great piece, currently available for free on the HBR website, about continuous improvement: The Culture to Cultivate The author, George Halvorson, is the recently...

Japan Trip: Going to Gemba and Seeing 5S at a Japanese...

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I've been going back through my notes and pictures from my first trip to Japan in November... my goal is to blog about something or...

Guest Post – Words Matter: Why I Prefer PDSA over PDCA

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Mark's note -- today's guest post is by my  friend Karen Martin, my guest for Podcast #151 where we talked about her latest book The...

Start 2013 with “The Spirit of Kaizen”

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As we enter the new year, it's a great time to reflect back on 2012 - what worked and what didn't work... what do...

Guest Post: Kaizen and Passion

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Mark's note: Today's guest post is from a friend of mine from The Netherlands. I had a chance to visit Marc and his hospital...

Guest Post: Reports of Kaizen’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

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Mark's note: Today's vacation post is from my good friend Dan Markovitz, who normally blogs here.  Listen to my podcasts with him here...

Updates on Japan Lean Healthcare Study Trip – November 2012

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I first  blogged about the possibility in March - doing a weeklong study trip to Japan with Lean Healthcare professionals, in partnership with Kaizen...

Dr. Donald Berwick – Ahead of his Time on Kaizen in...

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I've blogged before about Dr. Donald M. (Don) Berwick, the founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the former administrator of the Centers...

ASQ Influential Voices: Quality & Social Responsibility (& Lean)

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In this month's ASQ blog post, their CEO Paul Borawski writes a new post "The Intersection of Quality and Social Responsibility," where he defines...

Notes from Meeting Masaaki Imai and Hearing Him Talk about Kaizen...

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What a great time on Thursday with Masaaki Imai! We were hosted by a non-profit organization, SightLife, that has used Lean to improve the...

Excited to Meet Masaaki Imai Today in Seattle

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Today is an exciting day for me, as I'll get to meet a famed Kaizen guru  - Masaaki Imai. We are in Seattle for...