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Podcast #297 – JJ Villareal, Ed.D. (@villarreal_jj), #Lean in Public Education

My guest for Episode #297 is John (JJ) Villareal, Ed.D., the superintendent of the Rockwall I.S.D. here in the Dallas area. In this podcast, we talk about the applications of Lean in education, how to move beyond what JJ calls "the behavior...Show More Summary

What We’re Looking Forward to Learning at the Toyota Plant Tour

Continue reading What We’re Looking Forward to Learning at the Toyota Plant Tour at Lean Blog.

The Response to the Hawaii False Alarm Can’t End With Firing Someone

Continue reading The Response to the Hawaii False Alarm Can’t End With Firing Someone at Lean Blog.

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban Week of January 8: Toyota, Tesla, and Trump

Here's the latest installment of "Key Tweets," a (usually) weekly post that presents some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week, including pictures and other interesting stuff. You can follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the...Show More Summary

More Details About My Upcoming Lean Healthcare Study Trip to Japan

Come join me and Kaizen Institute in the last week of February as we lead a study trip to Japan. This will be my third trip to Japan and I'm very excited... we still have space in the group if you can join us. Continue reading More Details About My Upcoming Lean Healthcare Study Trip to Japan at Lean Blog.

Eisenhower on Leadership, Sounds like a Lean Thinker to Me

You might think that "command and control" leadership styles are a thing of the past. But, old habits die slowly and many leaders today still seem to have a mental model that longs for a workforce that would "just do what they're told." What did former President and General Dwight D. Show More Summary

Podcast #296 – Dr. Zeev N. Kain on #Lean and Clinical Variation

Joining me for Episode #296 of the podcast is Zeev N. Kain, MD. MBA, FAAP. He is a physician and a Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has many additional roles and titles, including: Director, System Redesign...Show More Summary

Tatsuro Toyoda, Former Head of NUMMI, President of Toyota, Passes Away at 88

Yesterday, I saw this headline from the Associated Press: "Tatsuro Toyoda, former head of Toyota, dies at 88" He passed away on December 30, 2017. I offer my condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. In this post, I share some...Show More Summary

Two Data Points Don’t Make a Trend, So Read Beyond the Headline

When looking at data, whether it's the number of homicides in San Antonio or some of our workplace metrics, it's tempting to overreact to a "headline" that says a measure went down in 2017 compared to 2016. But do two data points really...Show More Summary

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban, December 2017: Leadership, Charts, and More

Here are tweets from the past few weeks... lots of interesting links here. Continue reading Key Tweets from @MarkGraban, December 2017: Leadership, Charts, and More at Lean Blog.

Why Start the New Year with Blank Charts?

Continue reading Why Start the New Year with Blank Charts? at Lean Blog.

Podcast #295 – Ted Toussaint and Sarah Steinberg on #Lean & Innovation in Healthcare

My guests for Episode #295 are Sarah Steinberg of Atrius Health and Ted Toussaint, a healthcare innovation strategist, formerly of Atrius Health. Ted is also a faculty member for Catalysis.  Today, we're talking about some innovative...Show More Summary

An Unexpected Champagne Cork “Chart”

Last month, my wife and I had a chance for a week's vacation in Europe. As I've blogged about before, we enjoy doing some form of "gemba walk," if you will, at wineries and distilleries. At one restaurant, I was surprised to find a "chart" of sorts in the form of champagne and wine corks... Continue reading An Unexpected Champagne Cork “Chart” at Lean Blog.

Time for a Holiday Break, Relaxation, and Reflection – and “Gemba Claus”

I hope it's been a great year for you, personally and professionally. It's a time to relax, celebrate, be appreciative, and reflect. "Lean thinkers" like to reflect as part of our normal practice and our improvement work. The end ofShow More Summary

Visualizing Metrics & Managing Improvement Properly: Webinar Registration Numbers

When managing a process and looking at results, the type of chart we use matters. The way we react to the chart matters too. In this blog post, I explore two different types of charts and explain why I like the "process behavior chart" format better. Continue reading Visualizing Metrics & Managing Improvement Properly: Webinar Registration Numbers at Lean Blog.

Podcast #294 – Clay Linkous, Studer Group Principles & #Lean

Joining me for episode #294 is Clay Linkous, an account leader and speaker with Studer Group. He is an accomplished cultural transformation and leadership expert who has synthesized Lean and other improvement methods with Studer Group...Show More Summary

Is Andre Drummond a Better Free Throw Shooter This Season?

Today's blog post -- it's not just about sports, it's about managing and measuring improvement... Continue reading Is Andre Drummond a Better Free Throw Shooter This Season? at Lean Blog.

What are the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the Second Half of 2017?

Here are the ten most-read posts of the year, according to Google Analytics (popularity doesn't imply quality, but it's interesting to see what people are reading and sharing) -- data from July 1 through December 7. Continue reading What are the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the Second Half of 2017? at Lean Blog.

Key Tweets from @MarkGraban Week of December 4: #Lean, Amazon, Healthcare, Chobani…

Here's the latest installment of "Key Tweets," a (usually) weekly post that presents some of my tweets (or retweets) from the week, including pictures and other interesting stuff. You can follow me @MarkGraban and join the fun and the...Show More Summary

Quick Hits: #Lean Healthcare Done Right, Mergers Done Wrong?

Here are a few "quick hits" - similar to my "clearing the backlog" posts, quick quotes and links to articles you might find interesting. Unlike the "backlog," some of these stories I'm linking to are relatively fresh. Continue reading Quick Hits: #Lean Healthcare Done Right, Mergers Done Wrong? at Lean Blog.

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