Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lean Roundup #120 – May 2019



A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of May, 2019.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Akio Toyoda Gets Real – Jon Miller shares some highlights from Akio Toyoda’s New Year message which embodies the basics of Lean.

How Soft Skills Impair Problem-Solving – Bob Emiliani explains why those with good social skills may be poor problem solvers.

Lean, Leadership & Ethics, Part 1 – Pascal Dennis reflects on the relationship of leadership and ethics on Lean.

Ask These 4 Questions During Your Next Coaching Call – Ron Pereira shares four, specific, questions when asked at the right time and with the right intention are extremely value added.

The Problem of Profit as a Purpose – Kevin Meyer explains why profit should be a byproduct of doing the company’s purpose not their primary purpose.

An Introduction to Kaizen – Jon Miller shares a ten-point summary of kaizen principles that not only are the way we improve but the way we should do everything.

Lessons Learned as a Kata Coach – Steve Kane explains what the coach’s role is and how he had it all wrong before.

The 4Cs of Building Trust [Lessons From the Road] – Jamie Flichbaugh shares the systems he uses to build trust-based cultures.

How PBCs (Process Behavior Charts) Can Enhance the Practice of OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) – Mark Graban goes into detail about Process Behavior Charts (PBCs) and how they can be incorporated into the practice of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) in healthcare or any setting.

Stop Asking Your Leaders to "Support" Your Lean Transformation – Lisa Yerian shares key ways that have been found to help lean leaders with shared work tied to broad improvement goals.

Sometimes Less Lean is Mo' Lean - Brent Wahba reflected on some lean principles embodied after seeing a great concert by blues legend Keb' Mo'.


Ask Art: What Incentives and Bonus Programs Best Support Lean? – Art Byrne advises that bonus and incentive plans work best when they boost teamwork, learning, and strategic lean goals.

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