“Because I Said So” is Destructive TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I had a conversation with a friend this weekend who was telling me about his little boy. He’s enlightened by his son’s curiosity and ability to ask questions and interest …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #2: Continuous Flow TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This image, used as a depiction of a process with minimal waste, was first examined last week with regard to defining what lean is. This timeline shows an ideal state …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday we brought forth a bit of a visual depiction of what lean is and how it can impact a small business or sports organization. Hopefully we demonstrated the level …Continue reading →

The 14 Principles from The Toyota Way TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started the Lean Blitz blog, I jumped right into the Lean wastes and initial discussion of the Lean tools. Looking back, what I should have done was …Continue reading →

The Importance of Competence in Lean Leadership TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m a little bit ashamed to admit this, but I’ve never really had a Lean mentor or had any great Lean leadership ahead of me in my career. There hasn’t …Continue reading →

Lean and Corporate Strategy TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve had the chance to talk to with a few companies during my current trip to Georgia and South Carolina about lean programs, implementation, and strategies. Each one was in …Continue reading →

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