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Why Skill-Based Learning is Harder Than You Think
Author: Joel Gross
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Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 8/1/2014
Lean practitioner Joel Gross explains why skill-based learning (like learning how to problem solve using PDSA) requires active, hands-on practice with consistent, meaningful, and timely feedback from an outside source.
How to Coach a Person Who Doesn't Want to be Coached?
Author: Lex Schroeder
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 7/31/2014
How do you coach someone who doesn't need your help or who thinks they know everything? This was one of several interesting questions raised during Open Space at the Lean Coaching Summit in California this week. Check out all conversation topics here and contribute your thoughts in the comments.
Learning from John Wooden: Everyone Is a Teacher & a Coach
Author: John Shook
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 7/30/2014
John Wooden was arguably the most successful, probably the most influential, and certainly the most studied coach in the history of US sports. Learn why his coaching was so effective and what it means for lean thinking and practice.
Standardization is a Countermeasure, Never the Goal
Author: Mark Graban
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Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 7/29/2014
"If you're excited about standardized work and standardization, especially if you're new to Lean, please stop and think about the problem that's being solved and confirm that there is one before you move forward," writes Mark Graban. Read more.
What's new in your new novel "Lead With Respect"?
Author: Ballé, Michael
Summary
Media Format: eLetters
Publish Date: 7/29/2014

Dear Gemba Coach,

I see that you have a new lean management novel out called Lead With Respect. What's new in it?

Lead With Respect: A Novel of Lean Practice
Author: Michael Ballé and Freddy Ballé
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Media Format: Books
Publish Date: 7/28/2014
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Lead With Respect: A Novel of Lean Practice
Author: Michael Ballé and Freddy Ballé
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Media Format: Books
Publish Date: 7/28/2014
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Doing Lean Versus Becoming Lean
Author: Jim Luckman
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 7/25/2014
"We know from experience that Lean is fundamentally driven by a change in company culture," writes Jim Luckman, "not a methodological 'application' of the Lean tools." Use this piece to find out if you're "doing" Lean or truly becoming lean.
Summer Reading
Author: Tom Ehrenfeld
Summary
Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 7/24/2014
LEI Senior Editor Tom Ehrenfeld picks his favorite lean books you might want to take to the beach with you this summer.
Too Much Information Can Destroy Effective Management
Author: Boaz Tamir
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Media Format: Articles
Publish Date: 7/23/2014
"A lean organization minimizes the amount of unnecessary 'junk' information and increases the amount of 'gold' (value-producing) information that is necessary for knowledge creation," writes Boaz Tamir.