Tag Archives: #lean

Orlando Massacre: How do we solve such complex problems?

I guess my point in all of this is that given the increasing frequency of these types of acts, when will our leaders at all levels put politics aside and just solve the problems in a logical and structured manner leveraging the resources and tools that drive open, honest and transparent conversation instead of agendas to get to the root cause....

When the Lean Leader Desires to Become the Coach – Part II

my objective at the pacemaker was to lead him to solve a problem. As a coach, much of what we do to lead people through discovery is experimental. I had no idea if this would work, but to my surprise what followed was simply beautiful....

When the Lean Leader Desires to Becomes the Coach

I had been asking my client to stop calling their production reporting morning meetings a gemba walk. Well needless to say, they continued to call them gemba walks until last week. I decided that I would incorporate a team gemba walk during my visits to begin to coach them instead of just with the managers. My objective was for them to learn by doing. A long time ago, I decided that I was not going to be in the business of convincing by discussing theory, and opinions. I thank Mr. Yamada, my sensei for that lesson....

Internal vs. External Lean Consultants

Would you recommend an organization bring in external lean consultants or use internal people to drive the transformation? ...

Does 5S REALLY fail?

We can continue to blame leadership, culture, lack of desire or accountability for 5S failing. However, I would say that 5S does not fail. We fail to teach our students....