Join us at the 2020 Lean Summit April 6-7
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Rooted in Purpose, Process, and respect for People, lean is about creating the most value for the customer, while minimizing resources, time, energy, and effort used.

Frame the Work For Safety and Learning
The most important skill to master as a leader is that of framing the work, says Harvard Business School Professor Amy Edmondson. Frames consist of assumptions or beliefs that we layer onto reality. All of us frame objects and situations automatically. Great leaders understand this and manage frames intentionally.
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Stories to inspire, learn and teach others

Books on lean thinking and practice, management, instruction, and stories of transformation.

Publications like Managing to Learn, Learning to See, Gemba Walks, and Lead With Respect have become industry standards.

LEI summits and conferences raise consciousness, generate enthusiasm, and explore new frontiers in Lean Thinking.

You'll learn from leading lean practitioners and colleagues who have faced the same challenges you face now. You'll also enjoy the industry's best networking to build (or continue to build) your own network of lean thinkers. 

Invest in creating a learning culture

In-person, in-depth training at LEI build skills in fundamental and advanced lean principles. Enroll yourself and your team today!

James P. Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund

LEI established the JPW Fund to advance how lean thinking is taught in schools and learned through practice at the Gemba. 

The JPW Fund will fund creative learning experiences in partnership with schools and foundations focused on education and training and community-based social service organizations willing to provide Gemba-based learning experiences focused on improving the delivery of social services to those in need.

Isn’t flow the ultimate aim of lean?
Michael Ballé Dear Gemba Coach, Isn’t flow the ultimate aim of lean?
Know someone who needs a compact introduction to Toyota Kata? This Summer's 40-minute Kata video is exactly that.

Good introduction to what Toyota Kata is about, to share with anyone who needs it. Captured at the 5th annual North American KataCon conference in Savannah, GA on February 18, 2019.