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Learning to Teach the Soft Side of Lean
If there’s one common theme among virtually any failed effort, it boils to a failure to engage people in the purpose, says Tracey Richardson. That's why before any industry or functional area attempts (beyond manufacturing) to learn lean thinking, the people leading the work must gain the mutual trust and respect from your workers by walking the walk.… More »
Changing High School Culture with Lean Coaching
Nearly eight years ago, headteacher Tony Lamberton of Christleton High School was struggling with poor reviews of his school. After reading and studying The Toyota Way, he launched an initiative to bring something brand new into his school’s operations: lean coaching. This is the story of that remarkable turnaround.… More »
You Can't Learn Lean by Talking About It
Larry Navarre, instructor at Kettering University with 20 years experience in industry, shares what he's learned about teaching lean thinking.… More »
Developing Students, Improving Universities
"Today, lean thinking in higher education is uncommon," writes Theresa Coleman-Kaiser of Michigan Tech University. "As a rule, institutions that teach lean continuous improvement in their academic curricula or that have centers or institutes to educate the public struggle themselves to be practitioners in their own administrative processes." Learn more about how Michigan Tech is working to change this.… More »
“Learning from Manufacturing” Versus Learning To Think Differently
Beau Keyte talks lean thinking and practice in non-manufacturing settings. "The big challenge now isn’t to learn lean thinking the way any other company learned it," he writes. "It’s to understand how to effectively grasp the problems you and your organization are trying to solve."… More »
Just-In-Time Roundup: Great Lean Reads from Across the Web (Vol. 2)
Check out our editors' picks for great lean reads you may have missed, featuring stories from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, and our friends at Lean Enterprise Academy (UK) and Planet Lean.… More »
Teaching Lean Concepts to Future STEM Professionals in New Philadelphia Ohio
Joe Pry, Intro to Engineering teacher at New Philadelphia High School in Ohio, is bringing lean training for STEM professions to his students with a grant from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Here's a story of four organizations working together to teach lean engineering concepts and connect students with manufacturing and engineering jobs in their communities.… More »
Game On! Maybe Lean Can Be Fun
Lean is counterintuitive for most of us, and learning a new way of working at all is just challenging, no matter what. What do we do? LEI graphic designer Lory Moniz suggests playing more games if we want to get serious about lean learning.… More »
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Leadership Q&A: Dr. Jack Billi, associate dean and associate vice president for medical affairs
From the LEI senior executive series on lean leadership: Jack Billi, M.D., associate dean for clinical affairs, University of Michigan Medical School, professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Educa… More »
Fisher Offers Nation’s First Master’s Degree in Lean Management
The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University announced that it has developed the Master of Business Operational Excellence degree, the first master's degree in lean management in… More »
Lean Beyond Production
Read how Lean Thinkers, using the same lean tools that worked in production, now are making improvements and benefits off the plant floor, in environments as diverse as an insurance company, academia,… More »
Lean on Campus: Lean Education Academic Network (LEAN) to Advance Lean in Academia
Educators have been playing hooky from the lean movement -- until now. The Lean Enterprise Institute has joined with professors who want to incorporate lean thinking into curricula to form LEAN, the L… More »
Developing People with Capability for Lean
Learn about a supportive management environment for lean performance. Explore the manger’s role in people development and responsibilities in creating a learning environment. Identify the perspectives… More »
Leading in a Continuous Improvement Culture: Engaging and Coaching Problem Solving Thinkers
This program is designed to describe this new role you can play as a leader in a program solving culture. It will also introduce skills that will help you be effective in that role and give you oppor… More »
Lean Product and Process Development, 2nd Edition
Lean Product and Process Development, 2nd Edition (ebook)