Tag: Leadership

A Good Quote (from 1882!)

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I'm prepping for a presentation I'm giving next week on Lean leadership styles and I ran across tihs great quote that John Shook shared...

Dare to Wear this Button?

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I've written before about the "Ask Me" campaign that runs in many hospitals, usually in context of "ask me if I've washed my hands."...

Leading Lean A-Z

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by Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to LeanDecades of knowledge in lean have been passed on, written down, turned into curriculums and...

Worst. Employee Handbook. Ever.

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FTD.de - Business English - Business English - I've found the worst employee handbook ever The title of this post comes with apologies to Comic...

Practicing the "Basics of Management"

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By Bryan Lund, guest contributor to the Lean Blog:I posted the following question on LinkedIn.com as Mark noted in a previous blog entry:"How important...

"5 Whys" Survey Results: Demographic Breakdown (Q2)

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Here is another look at the "lean obstacles" survey questions, again breaking it down by some key demographic factors (more details here).Looking first at...

Bosses Gone Wild?

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Bad bosses get promoted, not punished? This story is a few weeks old and isn't strictly Lean related, but it's interesting: How do people get ahead...

Leadership Transformation

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DailyKaizen » Kudos to our VPHere's a great story about a VP transforming their leadership style. If you're in the manufacturing world,...

Stop Demotivating Me, Lean Style

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CIO Magazine Article Hat tip to Curious Cat for finding this and blogging about it first. I couldn't resist chiming in. The author...

Management’s Job is to be Proactive

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Running a hospital: Our Joint Commission Report The headline is my modification of a Deming expression, that management's job is prediction. Statistical process control was...

A Gemba Walk Example and Question: Strengthening Lean Leadership

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This is from a blog reader, Mike, in response to an earlier question about the role of senior leadership in a Lean effort. I'm...

Not Cutting Their Way to Greatness

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CEO's cost cuts feared too steepRadio Shack's best days are long behind them, apparently (that's not exactly breaking news). The most recent CEO,...