Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

In 2012, I spoke at the Lean HR Summit, which is one of the many excellent annual Summits delivered by Lean Frontiers. I had heard about David Veech‘s work (@DavidVeech) at Ohio State and was eager to hear him speak. So I … More ►

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Decision-Making Hierarchy

As many of you know, I’m a rabid fan of clarity (along with focus, discipline, and engagement, the foundational organizational behaviors that I address in The Outstanding Organization).
In many organizations, the opposite of clarity—ambiguity—is the productivity-sapping, chaos-producing norm. By trading … More ►

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Why Value Stream Mapping? Why Now?

Value Stream Mapping has been released. One of the most common interview questions I’ve been getting is: Why this book? Why now?
The topic may seem a strange one, given that value stream mapping was introduced nearly 15 years ago in Mike Rother & … More ►

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