American Lean Weekday Blog:

Five Ways to Show Your Employees Gratitude

Here in the United States, we are beginning Thanksgiving week, which occurs this Thursday.  Often this time of the year people are flying to visit family and friends.  They are scurrying to prepare a large festive gathering for friends and family.  The wonderful pandemic has put much of that activity on hold.  I think it’s

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Paperless Parts makes Quoting Quick & Easy!

One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. These are keynotes from a conversation with Mike Stankus, Chief

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Oil and Gas is at the forefront of IIoT

Two weeks ago, on my podcast, I interviewed a consultant who was part of a team that generated “hundreds of millions of dollars” in savings within the oil and gas industry.  Knowing the vast landscape and impossible places that many oil rigs are in, it makes sense oil and gas is at the forefront of

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Develop your Culture to Embrace Change

If you have been around the change management world at all, you’ll hear estimates that 70% of change initiatives fail.  Why is that you ask?  It often starts at the top.  Leadership moved too fast with the implementation, there wasn’t a focus on training employees on the new methods, etc.  Often ignored is the fact

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Tom Reed

Tips to Implement Servant Leadership in Your Company

We hear a lot about servant leadership, but do you know what that means?  More importantly, how do you implement servant leadership in your company?  Servant leadership is not a natural way of leading, but you can develop servant leaders if you have patience, persistence, and practice.  I want to provide four tips to implement

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Tom Reed

Hansen Plastics Sees Huge Success from their 12 year Lean Journey!

One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. These are keynotes from a conversation with Tim Bayer, President

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