martin luther king

What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Can Teach Us About Continuous Improvement TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy (observed) birthday, Dr. King. I was not alive to bear firsthand witness to Dr. King’s participation in and leadership of the civil rights movement but the effect of his …Continue reading →

MLB Umpires Instant Replay

Around the Bases: MLB Instant Replay Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because there are so many individual examples of Lean thinking either being used or being applicable in sports – based on my overflowing bookmarks queue the latter clearly takes the …Continue reading →

Frank Dancevic Australian Open Heat

Playing Australian Open In Extreme Heat Shows No Respect For People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So when it’s winter here in the states, it’s summer in Australia and right now it’s the peak of summer heat in Melbourne, where the Australian Open is playing. It’s …Continue reading →

Hitting the Reset Button for 2014 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | As I posted in late 2013, 2013 was both a good year and a pretty tough year. There are three reasons behind why 2013 was difficult: – One was a …Continue reading →

Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins, and Respect for People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins coverage has been going for about a week now and I’m not going to jump into all of the details of what did or did …Continue reading →

Guest Blog Post at LeanBlog.org – “What Do You Think?” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today I contributed a guest blog post for Mark Graban‘s Lean Blog at LeanBlog.org about a lesson one of my continuous improvement mentors provided to me – a question we …Continue reading →

carl nicks MRSA

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and MRSA Outbreak Strikes Again TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Three players for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) this season, including one player who has been hit twice with the infection. Kicker …Continue reading →

junior seau chargers

Is the NFL Concussion Settlement Enough? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the biggest elephant-in-the-room topics related to sports AND safety is concussions and other forms of brain damage caused by playing football. There’s so much new information, so much …Continue reading →

cam mcdaniel notre dame gauntlet

Revisiting Notre Dame’s Gauntlet Machine Fiasco and Respect For People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Not too long ago we covered the gauntlet machine snafu with the Notre Dame football team during practice. More information has come forward in the story that shows Brian Kelly …Continue reading →

golds gym weight rack dumbells

What The Gym Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean muscle. Lean meat. Lean production. Surely they have a lot in common, yes? I get asked all the time what it means to be Lean. It astounds me that …Continue reading →

aaron hernandez arrested jersey new england patriots

Defects and the Aaron Hernandez Jersey Exchange Fallout TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Very quickly, one of the strongest NFL position groups – New England Patriots’ tight end – is becoming a weakness. First, Rob Gronkowski had another surgery earlier this week, and …Continue reading →

Mark Emmert NCAA

The NCAA and Auditing of Processes vs. Enforcement of Rules TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports lays out the dire situation in the NCAA enforcement division. The NCAA enforcement division – the most scrutinized, controversial and perhaps vital part of the …Continue reading →

Mark Graban leanblog headshot

Guest Post: A Clown Post About Bryce Harper and Warnings TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today we have another guest post, this time from fellow blogger Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org, one of the top-read blogs about Lean today. Mark is a Lean consultant in healthcare …Continue reading →

Chad Mom Mother's Day

What Your #Mother Can Teach You About #Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out in the world – if it wasn’t for your mother, you wouldn’t be here to read this. It’s an understatement that my …Continue reading →

hose water earth day

#EarthDay 2013 and Conservation of Resources TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today is Earth Day 2013, and the Earth Day mission is to promote actions toward environmental protection and conservation. The focus of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change. …Continue reading →

Get Lean Blitz in your Inbox!

Subscribe to a daily digest of Lean Blitz posts by clicking here!