NEWSLETTER / JULY 2017
New Videos
New Courses Coming Soon!
School of Lean

We are currently working on several new courses in the School of Lean, which we'll be releasing over the next few months:

  • TWI - Job Relations
  • TWI - Job Methods
  • Kata
  • Standard Work (Spanish version)

What topics would you like to see in an upcoming course? Let us know!

New Podcasts
Ep 172:
How to Apply Lean Through Virtual Coaching
Guest: Karyn Ross
Karyn, a past podcast guest, provides virtual coaching to Elaine Camm and Olive Thomsor, who are UK-based. The group discussed their lean journeys and the nature of virtual coaching.
Ep 171:
How to Combat Fear
Guest: Ron Pereira
Ron talks all about fear and why it’s so problematic. He also shares his own three strategies for driving fear out of your organization.
Ep 170:
How to See Past the Numbers
Guest: Bill Waddell
We’re sharing an inspiring keynote by Bill Waddell from the 2015 Lean Leadership Week. Bill explains how the concepts of fuzzy logic, globalization, and basic morality intersect, and why lean is ultimately all about people.
Ep 169:
How to Develop Lean Leaders into Coaches
Guest: Elizabeth Fingado
Elizabeth Fingado is the Director of Strategic Support Services at Denver Health. Ron and Beth discussed what it takes to turn lean leaders into coaches, including specific strategies and obstacles you might encounter along the way.
New Blog Posts
Practicing Lean Repairs a Leader's Brain Damage
by Jon Miller
Jon dives into how lean can help remediate what amounts to brain damage created by leadership power.
Combating Shallow Information with Page-Turning Statistics
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin discusses the impact of the changing face of information consumption.
Driving Out Fear
by Ron Pereira
Ron tells us how to avoid and banish fear in the workplace.
"I Didn't Teach the Dog Anything"
by Steve Kane
Steve Illustrates how leadership drives behavior, using his dog Kirby as an example.
Customer Success Corner

A commonly overlooked aspect of continuous improvement is the relationship between the lean production system and the lean management system. Any improvement in a technical process should have a corresponding improvement in leader standard work. Effective leader standard work is essential in order to prevent slipping back into the old way of doing things.

Would you like to learn more? Use the contact us link or join us for office hours Wednesdays at 2:00 PM Eastern Time/11:00 AM Pacific.

Steve Kane
Director of Customer Success
Events
Upcoming events that you might be interested in.
AME Annual Conference
9-13 October, Boston

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence will be holding its annual conference in Boston this October. This is the largest lean event in the world, designed for practitioners by practitioners.

Use code "Gemba10" to receive 10% off the registration price!

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