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Disciplined Execution Through Lean

Disciplined Execution Through Lean

I believe that execution is practical leadership.  It consists of the daily routines that drive layered accountability, stability and improvement.  The capability of an organization to execute well is essential to its long term success. As I read the book The 4... read more
“No…They Just Cancelled”

“No…They Just Cancelled”

The lessons that were taught by Dr. Edwards Deming are principle-centered ideas that have transcended industries and innovations over time.  Dr. Steven Covey compares true principles to lighthouses—they shine a guiding light of direction and they do not move. I was... read more
A Simple Approach to Aligning Values

A Simple Approach to Aligning Values

What happens when you believe your values are not the same as those being propagated by a newly adopted Lean initiative?  Recently a colleague, who is an executive coach, shared this apparent disconnect a client of his was experiencing.  Indeed, his client was... read more
Lazy is a Process Problem

Lazy is a Process Problem

Recently, I was facilitating a 5S activity at a hospital.  After reflecting on the good outcomes that had been achieved that week, the Lean director said to me, “If this type of work is what you do every day, your house must be insanely organized.  Everything is... read more
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