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Friday, January 15, 2010

Lean Quote of the Day - January 15, 2010

On Friday’s I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

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"Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day." - Frances Hesselbein - The Key to Cultural Transformation, Leader to Leader (Spring 1999)
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1 comment:

  1. Here is a simple quote that one of my sensei shared with me about 15 years ago, "Charts talk, people don't." What was the context of this and what was the meaning?

    Well, he was giving guidance to a kaizen event team just prior to their report out. The point was that the "charts" - spaghetti charts, % load charts, standard worksheets, etc. were rich in data and tell the story of the waste within the pre-kaizen situation and the improved post-kaizen situation. Accordingly, we were to be color men and not play-by-play announcers during the report-out. We were to let the data lead us and speak for us.

    Mark R Hamel