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Lean Quotes from John Shook to Inspire You and Your Team

by Lean Leaper & John Y. Shook
February 8, 2017

Lean Quotes from John Shook to Inspire You and Your Team

by Lean Leaper & John Y. Shook
February 8, 2017 | Comments (2)

Here are a few of our favorite quotes from John Shook's eletters, summit talks, and articles. 

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Do you have a quote from John or another lean thinker that has helped you? Please share below in the comments. 

 

Join Keynote Speaker, John Shook and other lean thinkers for two days of learning, sharing and networking in Carlsbad, California, at the 2017 Lean Transformation Summit. Learn more at lean.org/summits

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Andrew Bishop February 08, 2017
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Here are two from John Shook that I view as essential teachings:

First, heard repeatedly during our "Managing to Learn" workshop:

"EXACTLY what problem are you trying to solve?"

and second, (paraphrasing here, possibly, lacking a written record close at hand):

"Management's job is to create systems that make problems apparent."

Thank you, John, for all your teaching!

-ALB

 

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Joseph Bugeja October 27, 2019

I have attended the st Global Learning Lean Conference at Chester UK covering a two days seminar {24th & 25th October 2019} and met Mr. John Shook.   John delivered an exceptional speach which conveys a long streach of thoughts and thinking.  He is a very humble person and eager to learn more from others - that is what makes John a great man.

I have been honoured to share my thoughts with John and exchanged healthy conversations.

By the way, I represent Enemed, a small company delivering land & sea fuels together with JET A1 fuels for aviation in our country, Malta.

Wishing Mr. John Shook a more healthier life so that our generation may still benefit more wise advise from this great man.

Regards,

Joseph

 

 

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