Today’s post marks a bit of a milestone for me, as this post is the 1,000th one since I started this blog back in May 2009.
This is a big milestone for me as I’ve never seen myself as a writer and when I started, I wasn’t sure where it would lead.
This blog is dedicated to sharing lessons and experiences regarding Lean thinking, improvement practices, and leadership. I started this blog to share my perspective of Lean and to chronicle my own “Lean Journey in the Quest for True North." I hope this has inspired, encouraged, and equipped you for your own journey.
This has been a labor of love and I enjoy the challenge of coming up with enriching content to share with all of you.
Here are the top 10 posts of all time:
- DOWNTIME and the Eight Wastes
- The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process
- Draw a Pig to Learn the Importance of Standard Work
- Ten Ways to Show Respect for People
- The "Hot Stove" Rule of Discipline
- Defining the Problem Statement
- Free Online Process Mapping Tool For Value Stream Maps and More
- Personal Kanban Kaizen - It's all Digital
- Personal Kanban Kaizen
- 10 Characteristics of a Good Measure and 7 Pitfalls to Avoid
Lean is not about the destination but rather the direction or path you take toward this idealistic place. It is about the constant, persistent, even relentless pursuit of improving your current situation. This improvement then brings you to the next current state and so on. ALeanJourney.com shares lessons and experiences along this journey to “True North” as a way to support learning and reflection, without which there can no lasting improvement. Lean is a "learning" process so sharing your lessons and opinions here are welcome.
A big thanks to everyone for your support so far, I appreciate every subscriber, reader and person who has taken the time to comment over the years.
You guys are a constant inspiration to me and I love hearing from you.