I have been pretty busy lately and haven’t had much time to write. I hope you enjoy these blog posts because I think they are pretty great!
- Failure Isn’t Really Failure by Jeff Hajek: How to learn when things don’t go as expected
- Lean Healthcare Featured in Sunday NY Times Business Page & I Got Quoted by Mark Graban: Great analysis and link to NY Tiimes article about the Lean journey at Seattle Children’s Hospital and other hospitals.
- Lean Healthcare – My wife burned herself and that is considered a pre-existing condition by Jon Wetzel: A first-hand patient account of what navigating healthcare insurance is like.
- The CEO Drives the Brand and the Culture by Pete Abilla: A great example of how a CEO drives culture through behaviours
- Multi-Tasking vs Waiting by Mark Rosenthal: This is about the choice to tolerate work disruptions or do something about them.
- Starting Lean Not From the Top by Lee Fried: There is somewhat of a debate about where to begin your Lean journey. Start from the top or the middle?
- The Illusion of Knowledge by John Hunter: Certainty is risky. Click the link to read more about it!
- The 12 Herculean Labors of Lean Leaders By Jon Miller: I love how Jon takes takes the challenges that Lean leaders face to an epic level.
- Are your Kaizen events sustainable step function improvement, or merely recovery? by Gary Bergmiller: This reminds me of Demming’s quote about how putting out fires is not improvement but just returning things back to the current state.
- “Do” Only Gets You Half the Way There, or…“No Pie for You!” by Mark Hamel: This is a post I still talk about with my colleagues almost a month later. Outstanding perspective for Kaizen event pies.
- Lead From The Front and The Back by Simon Sinek: This article really points out how to practice the Respect For People principle.
- 5 (Other) Reasons To Go To The Gemba by D. Mark Jackson: I always enjoy having more reasons to inspire people to go see the problem with their own eyes.
- Transparency – Crucial to Engagment by Matt Wrye: Contains a great metaphor for how to be transparent.
Keep on improving!