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Monday, December 2, 2013

Lean Round-up Edition #54 - November, 2013

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of November, 2013.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Cash is, in fact, king – Bill Waddell describes why optimizing cash flow is the ultimate goal for business.

Detect Instead Of Inspect – Brian Buck explains the difference between inspecting and detecting when it comes to defects.

Math Assisted Decision Making – Michael O’Connor shares a productivity tool to help prioritize tasks for maximum benefit.

CREATING AN EMPOWERED TEAM – Mark Rosenthal explains how clarity and competence are important to creating an empowered team.

How to Engage People – Jon Miller discuses engagement in the workplace and why to remove fear so employees can do their best.

The Power of Asking “What Do You Think?” – Chad Walters talks about proactively challenging operators with a simple phrase.

Curiosity – Mark Rosenthal talks about the importance of leaders to be intently curious to succeed.

8 Bad Mistakes New Managers Make – Alexanda Levit highlight some mistakes that managers new and old alike make.

Making Celebrations A Habit – Liz Guthridge talks about the benefits of celebrating our achievements.

Lean as Decoration – Bob Emiliani writes about fake Lean by looking at management where Lean is decoration and not way of doing business.

Initiative: Employee Empowerment  - Tony Ferraro describes how great leadership can motivate employees and create success.

Taking the Next Steps in Lean Healthcare: What to do After the Harvest of Low Hanging Fruit – Tom Stoffel suggests three steps to drive continued problem solving and guide you as part of a Lean Transformation strategy.

One Simple Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Coaching – Tracey Richardson says it’s the little things that make the difference in how we communicate and understand each other.

Build the Lean Management System and the Behaviors Will Come. Not Exactly. – Talks about Lean Management and Lean Behaviors relationship to improvement.

Why the Only Way to Think is Long-term – Jon Miller describes what long term thinking means and why it is the hard part of improvement.

Making Problems Visible Is More Difficult Than It Sounds – Gregg Stocker illustrates two areas where it is important to make problems visible are dashboards and meetings.

Kaizen Coaching - Avoid the Shut Down  - Joe Swartz talks about the role leaders have to encourage and support kaizen if they want improvement.

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