This is the third of four posts reviewing blogs for the Annual Management Improvement Carnival. The two previous reviews covered Jamie Flinchbaugh and Gemba Tales. Today, I will highlight the Gotta Go Lean Blog by Jeff Hajek. Last year I also reviewed Jeff's Blog for the carnival.
I first met Jeff online after coming across his resources online. Jeff has compiled a comprehensive Lean dictionary called The Continuous Improvement Companion which he consistently updates with new terms. If you are looking to learn more on Lean this is a good place to start.
Jeff and I started a steady dialogue at the beginiing og this year. That lead to a podcast on frontline leadership and a Featured Lean Thinker post. In the last few months Jeff and I have been doing a live webinar show where we talk about Lean concepts using everyday examples like making coffee or buying milk.
The reason I enjoy Jeff's posts and most likely the reason we work well together is we think alike. Out of all the bloggers I follow I think Jeff's style and approach is most similiar to mine. To give you an example I am going to highlight a couple of my favorite post from Jeff here:
9 Tips to Make Your Kaizen Process More Effective – Jeff Hajek shares tips on making your next kaizen event more effective.
7 Tips to Build Good (Lean) Behavior – Jeff Hajek shares 7 ways to create positive lean behaviors on any team.
Lean Leadership Soft Skills – Jeff Hajek lists some of the greatest challenges—and opportunities—for many Lean leaders.
The Secret to Successfully Running a Lean Office: Daily Management – Jeff Hajek talks about a proactive, systematic approach to balancing work load in an office.
How to Overcome 24 Common Lean Excuses – Jeff Hajek talks about various reasons people resist change and how to overcome them.
Find a Factory Whisperer – Jeff Hajek shares 7 ways to find a mentor, someone who really understands the behavior of a production system.
The 18 Principles of Lean Leadership – Jeff Hajek shares 18 principles to guide you when leading in a Lean environment.
As you can see from this list Jeff, being the service provider that he is, is always offering practical advise that everyone can use in their organization. I continue to learn a great deal from Jeff's posts and know you will too.
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