Tag: Leadership

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...

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...

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...

Transforming Leadership: How to Shift from Blame to Systemic Improvement

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How often do you hear executives blaming employees, including frontline workers, for different problems or poor performance? I don't think that's a good look when...

Embracing Challenges for Success: Lessons in Toyota Culture and Kaizen from...

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I have been really enjoying this book, released in 2021, by Kiyoshi "Nate" Furuta, a retired Toyota executive: Welcome Problems, Find Success: Creating Toyota...

Lean from a General Manager and Executive Perspective: DeWayne Allen

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #502 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is DeWayne Allen, an executive,...

Turning Bad News into Building Blocks: Cultivating a Culture Where Mistakes...

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Embracing Imperfections and Learning from Mistakes: A Leadership Insight from the 2022 AME Annual Conference... In a riveting conversation between Larry Culp (at the time,...

Bring Me to Speak at Your Health System’s Quarterly Leadership Forum

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I recently spoke and facilitated at a health system's quarterly leadership forum event on the topic of "Psychological Safety as a Pre-Condition for Continuous...

My Piece for IndustryWeek: Boeing Executives Failed to Lead, Waved Off...

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I wrote this piece for IndustryWeek... it starts: "In January, passengers, crew and the public were stunned by the latest high-profile incident involving a...

Marcia Daszko on Leadership Lessons from Dr. Deming; Pivot Disrupt Transform...

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Scroll down for how to subscribe, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #501 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Marcia Daszko, a speaker,...

A Better Question Than “Do You Have Any Questions?”

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Recently, I've heard an idea a few times that I'd like to share and discuss in this post. As I'm writing this, I can't...

Instead of Urging Your Employees to Be Brave, Help Them Feel...

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It's 9 p.m. in an operating room, just before the last procedure of a long day that had been full of delays. A nurse...