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Friday, June 10, 2011

Lean Quote: Lean Requires Patience, Practice, Sharing

On Fridays 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.

"The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society." — Lawrence Lovasik

The other day I saw this video on TV that had a compelling message that relates to the approach we need to take when implementing Lean.

Based on a true story, this poignant moment in a concert hall reminds us how even the most embarrassing situations can be turned around with a little patience and encouragement.

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From Values.com Patience, Practice, and Sharing can be defined as:

Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. 

Practice is a learning method that can lead to perfection.

Sharing is having a portion of something with another or others.

The Foundation for a Better Life began as a simple idea to promote positive values. They believe that people are basically good and just need a reminder. And that the values we live by are worth more when we pass them on.

Lean thinking is difficult transition to make in many organizations.  From dealing with naysayers to finding early supporters to help convert the rest the challenge is the same.  If you can reflect back on this video's message and that of the quote it will help you in this transition.  Lean thinking requires patience, practice, and sharing to be successful.  Build confidence through encouragement.

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1 comment:

  1. I can't add anything to that. That was well said. The video is a great example. Great share.