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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 Agile Leader's Dashboard
What does a leadership team really need to know in order to do their job well, and how can teams provide that information without wasting valuable time preparing reports?
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Lean Education

Reach the Next Level of Lean Practice in 2015

Key Concepts of Lean: Learn how to align lean philosophy and tools to create a sustainable culture of continuous improvement. Feb.11-12, Cambridge, MA, at LEI


Managing to Learn: Apply sound A3 thinking and management as you work through an A3 that addresses a real problem at your job.  March 24-25, Cambridge, MA, at LEI


Go and See the Lean Supply Chain: Understand how to apply lean principles in supply chains and warehouses – then see them in action at LeanCor. Feb. 3-6, Florence, KY

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

Q & A on Lean Logistics

Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor, and Kevin von Grabe, vice president, answer your  questions about a practical approach for extending lean concepts to logistics and supply chains.


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Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
& Coaching Kata

How Kata Fits In

With this month's SlideShare Mike Rother and Jeff Liker address a common question in the Lean Community: "How do the Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata fit with our existing improvement process?" Answer: Kata is about developing the essential scientific thinking that underlies Lean practices and Lean results. Check it out.

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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
How Do Lean Concepts Apply in an Office Environment?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,How does lean apply in an office environment? I’m excited by the ideas but can’t figure out learning to see when there’s nothing to see.
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.
Learn from the Lean Community
Looking for some inspiration or guidance on your lean journey? Not sure how to figure out takt time or want to learn how lean is being applied in government? Check out LEI's forums.
On-Site Training
Bring Lean Learning In-House

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.