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2015 Lean Transformation Summit

We are happy to announce that we have now opened registration for the 2015 Lean Transformation Summit that will be held in New Orleans on March 4 & 5, and if you register soon you can take advantage of the $300 Early Bird discount, which expires on January 31, 2015.

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The Lean Post NEW!The Lean Post
The Angry Team Member and the Changing Organization
Toyota veteran and lean coach Lesa Nichols reflects on one of the most challenging and ultimately rewarding conversations she had with a team member.
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Lean Education

Train for Sustaining Lean

Save on a Pilot Workshop with LEI CEO John Shook! Understanding Lean Transformation: Learn the five fundamental dimensions.
Dec. 11 at LEI, Cambridge, MA. Enroll Now.


New! Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin: Connect people to the company's purpose.
Dec. 9-10, at LEI, Cambridge, MA. Enroll Now

Lean Bookstore

MTL Learn How to Develop Business by Developing People

Our latest business novel, Lead With Respect,shows you how developing people's capabilities as problem solvers is the ultimate sign of workplace respect and a decisive business advantage.

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Knowledge Center

Sea Change in Supply Chains

Making the leap to lean management in warehouses or distribution centers requires the same kind of cultural shift and change in management behaviors as other operational areas. Here's how to do it from lean thinker and distribution professional Dave Graham.

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Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata

10 Golden Rules for Failing with Toyota Kata

Looking for tips to successfully practice the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata in your organization? This month's Kata SlideShare shares ten pitfalls to watch for, presented by the experienced IK/CK practitioners Karsten Seydel and Mark Rosenthal.

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John Shook
The Essence of Developing People and Yourself
John Shook Jane Delaney is the CEO of a medium sized software company in the UK. As her company faces crisis upon crisis she finds herself forced to reexamine everything. Herself. Her role as a leader. Her own learning throughout a career that has led her to this point successfully. As she faces the fact that she has much more to learn in order to solve her company’s messy problems, Delaney realizes that the nature of the learning she needs has more to do with her than with the company. Ouch – company crisis becomes personal crisis.
Gemba Coach
Is momentum loss normal during a lean transformation?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, One of our outpatient wards reduced waiting time by 75% and got an award for their lean improvement project. But then momentum was lost and waiting time is now worse than it ever was. Is this loss of momentum normal?
A3 Dojo
Don't Present Your A3: Share Your A3
A3 Coach Eric Ethington explains why he encourages people to share rather than present their A3s--and explains the reasons why this distinction helps foster productive teamwork and learning.
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Most of our 30+ workshops can be taught at your facility by our faculty of lean management professionals, who have years of experience implementing what they teach. Call 617-871-2900 for more information about tailoring on-site workshops to your specific needs.

Webinar Archives
Q: How Do I Get to Everyday Improvement?

A: By connecting the science and culture of problem solving. Get how-to tips in this archived webinar plus a Q&A with Lean Enterprise Institute faculty members Judy Worth and Beau Keyte.