Lean Leadership

Convincing Executives to Go Lean

23rd June 2010 - Daniel T Jones

I was recently asked how to convince senior executives to go lean. The best way to answer this question is to summarise two contrasting real stories — one that got it and one that still does not...

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The Waste of management

9th June 2010 - Daniel T Jones

Just imagine that instead of pursuing several hundred projects your organisation was able to focus everyone’s’ efforts on the vital three to five strategic objectives that would make the biggest...

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The Lean Manager

The Lean Manager Launch

3rd September 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Where can you experience what it feels like to be a lean manager and where can you learn about the personal and organisational changes involved in leading a lean transformation? Listening to the...

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Leaning Your Boss

11th December 2008 - Daniel T Jones

What do top managers need to learn to be able to lead a lean transformation? I get asked this question frequently. The answer is the same at every level of management. It boils down to three key...

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Lean Action Research

15th September 2008 - Daniel T Jones

Last month I concluded that simply overlaying lean tools and rapid improvement events on an existing management system using traditional change management techniques is unlikely to be sustainable....

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