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2015 Lean Transformation Summit

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How To Get Out of the Habit of Telling
How do we get out of the habit of just “fixing” the immediate problem at hand ourselves (or telling others how we think they should do something), and replace it with the habit of developing others to solve a problem? Lean coach Katie Anderson weighs in.
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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 in Cambridge, MA. Enroll Now »


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Lean Bookstore

MTL Managing to Learn Gets to the Heart of A3 Management

Master the thinking behind the A3 tool. The unique format and layout of this popular book by LEI CEO John Shook captures the keys to a powerful problem-solving thought process.


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Knowledge Center

Success Story: Engaging People in Problem Solving

O.C. Tanner develops recognition and reward programs. So its lean transformation had to show that the company appreciated people's problem-solving ideas.

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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
How is standardized work different from the Taylorist one best way?
Michael Ballé How is standardized work different from the Taylorist one best way?
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
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Creating a Lean Management System for Healthcare

Author and lean healthcare practitioner Kim Barnas describes how her team created a lean, stable management system that supported a culture of continuous improvement.