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David Verble

David Verble

Lean Transformations Group

David has been a performance improvement consultant and leadership coach since 2000. Prior to that, he worked for Toyota in North America for 14 years, first as an internal change agent and later as a manager of human resource development at the plant and North American levels. He has been on the workshop faculty of the Lean Enterprise Institute for eleven years and has done presentations and workshops to support a number of the LEI affiliates in the Lean Global Network. David has worked with clients in manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and higher education in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His work focuses on supporting clients in process improvement, development of lean management systems and practices, strategic thinking and problem solving, and leadership coaching for managers and executives.  David is a partner in the Lean Transformations Group and is based in Lexington, KY, where he works through Verble, Worth & Verble. 




Articles by David Verble
How Wrong Assumptions about PDCA Problem Solving Destroy the Effectiveness of Lean Coaches
Problem solving based on the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle is very different from what we typically call problem solving. Here's why, according to lean coaching expert David Verble, who provides some important tips on how to improve as a lean/ continuous improvement coach. More »
Lean Coaching: Helpful Coaching is in the Eye of the Customer
In this free webinar by Lean Frontiers, LEI faculty member David Verble helps you apply a customer-supplier relationship to coaching someone. For example, he asks how often do you listen to the voice-of-the-customer after sharing your ideas by asking the person being coached if his or her needs were met. Learn more from David Verble about being a mentor and your other roles in creating a learning environment. Check the dates for the workshop Developing People with Capability for Lean.   More »
Helpful Coaching? Part One: Who Says What’s Helpful?
David Verble, a lean practitioner and Lean Enterprise Institute faculty member, offers advice for what kind of coaching is helpful for people with problem solving responsibility -- and what isn't. More »
What Exactly Is The Problem You Are Trying To Address?
A3 coach David Verble asks a key question about getting started: do you know exactly what problem you are trying to address? And he shares why having a questioning mind engenders productive A3 work.    More »