Mindset

When I was a practicing psychologist, people often brought their children to me for intelligence testing. Ostensibly, they said they wanted their children to be in the “right” program at school.  Of course they were talking about the “gifted” program.  Some parents,...

Executive Waste

For numerous reasons, the most critical ingredient in a successful transformation from a traditional organization to a Lean organization is executive leadership.  Yet we frequently hear the executive team saying they simply don’t have the time to align, learn, review...
People Do What Gets Reviewed

People Do What Gets Reviewed

“People seem to have only enough time to do what gets reviewed.”  This classic quote from William Oncken, Jr. points toward a practice essential to achieving a successful Lean transformation, continual improvement at all levels and the persistent adaptation so needed...