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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Lean Roundup #143 – April, 2021

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of April 2021.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Two Lean Journeys – Bob Emiliani describes 2 Lean Journeys that many are on and which one you should be on.

Respect, Standards and Jidoka – Mark Rosenthal takes a look at first step of Jidoka, detecting the problem, and how organizations fall down on respect for people.

Why Lean in Sales? – Pascal Dennis talks about Lean in Sales process and some of the differences in seeing waste from that of a factory.

Setting Goals, and the One Minute Leadership Lesson – Jamie Flinchbaugh shares a 1 minute lesson on goal setting by asking 3 key questions.

Addition Still Beats Subtraction – Bob Emiliani talks about management’s encouragement to add things instead of subtracting and how kaizen shows us the value of subtraction.

Managers: Are You Responsible “To” or “For” People? – Johanna Rothman explains the behavior differences when a manager is responsible to a team and when they are responsible for a team.

Uncovering New Perspectives – Kevin Meyer shares an opinion on how to expand perspectives and understanding like how language and information can shape our thinking and improve of understanding.

The Coaching Cycle Is Not a Judgement-Free Zone – Jon Miller discusses why good coaching needs to occur in a judgement-free zone to be effective.

Break the Habit of Breaking Good Habits – Steve Kane shares a simple strategy to prevent new practices from failing form the start.

What are the Origins of the Term SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die)? – Mark Graban discusses with Ritsuo Shingo the history of SMED at Toyota.

Zoom Out For The Whole Picture – Brian Buck explains that perspective matters in everything we do and how zooming out can give you the perspective you need during challenging periods.

Form A Bold Strategy For Uncertain Times – Jeffrey Liker explains that Hoshin Kanri is more then just a tools for connecting goals.

Development Is A Team Sport – Jim Morgan explains how collaboration is vital to new product, process, and services development.

Coach's Corner: The Four Critical Elements of Collaboration – Eric Ethington tells us that collaboration requires a clear purpose, a clear process, clear expectations, and clear support.  

Learning By Doing with Art Byrne – Art Byrne shares his knowledge and expertise about the need for people learning to lean to do so not in a classroom but hands-on at the gemba.

Who, or What, Is Your Company Investing In? – Josh Howell asks will technology work for your people, or other way around?

What are the Three A's of the A3? - John Shook & Lisa Yerian explains the three A's of the A3.


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