Category Archives: Leadership

Why Value Stream Mapping? Why Now?

My latest book, co-authored with Mike Osterling, Value Stream Mapping, has just been released! Our official book launch is the week of January 6, 2014.
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Lean Leadership: Listening & Humility

The holiday season is my favorite time of year for two reasons: the holidays themselves and business planning. Proper business planning requires significant reflection, an activity that Lean Leaders embrace and do regularly and less effective leaders often skip.
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The Problem with Fuzzy Words

Those of you who’ve read my recent book, The Outstanding Organization, know that clarity, focus, discipline, and engagement are the four core behaviors required to achieve outstanding performance. I’ve started referring to clarity as the “big kahuna.” It’s the most … More ►

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