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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 $600 Ultra-Early Registration discount, which expires on October 31.

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Happy Halloween
The lean leaper shows us his scariest idea for a costume yet.
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New! Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin: Learn how to effectively connect people to the company's purpose, Dec. 9-10, at LEI, Cambridge, MA. Enroll Now


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MTL Practical and Provocative: Gemba Walks, Second Edition

You'll be surprised as well as informed by Jim Womack's insights into the role of lean in management, healthcare, economic recovery, re-shoring, and other areas. Expanded and updated!

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Knowledge Center

Get to Know Your Warehouse or DC

Most warehouses or DCs have nowhere near the level of detail about the business that's needed for a lean transformation. Find out what key data you absolutely must have.

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Improvement/Coaching Kata Improvement Kata
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European Lean Educator Conference Remarks

This month's IK/CK SlideShare is composed of the slides and comments Mike Rother presented at the closing of the recent 'European Lean Educator Conference' in Stuttgart, Germany. This SlideShare is relevant to anyone who wants to teach or learn scientific thinking!

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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
My boss has asked me to take on the sensei role for the company. What does that mean?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach,How do I become a sensei? My boss has asked me to act in the sensei role for the company but I’m not sure what that means – any advice?
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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How to Lead With Respect

Lead With Respect co-author Michael Ballé gives you 7 specific steps that make leading with respect a daily habit. New: Read the follow-up Q&A.