Hello, I’m Michael Ballé, co-author of The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager, Lead With Respect, and most recently, The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide. I’ve been studying Lean for the past 20 years, first as a researcher, then as a workshop facilitator, then as designer of corporate lean programs and now as a CEO executive coach.
These days I’m thinking about questions like:
- What does it mean to manage others in the 21st century as we move towards a knowledge society?
- How can we reconcile companies and their customers, management and employees, performance and creativity?
- Is there a way to teach both strong leadership and caring for people?
But what would YOU like to know about the challenges of implementing Lean? What problems are you working on with your lean work? This is your chance to ask me anything! So, go ahead, ask your questions in the comments below and I’ll respond to your questions here on the Post!