Level One Leaders in Lean

Research states that “46% of all improvement initiatives fail because of lack of leadership.”1  Having too many Level One Leaders will kill your Lean transformation.  Here is how to identify them! Much has already been written on Lean Leadership. Jim Womack and John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) describe the evolution of leadership …

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Great Leadership begins with Self Leadership- Leader Standard Work

Sounds good, but what does it mean and how do you apply it within a Lean framework?  First, let’s talk about self-leadership and then I will provide you with a tool that can help you improve in that area. Leader standard work. Self-leadership starts with being self-aware.  What are your strengths, weaknesses, values, and emotional …

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Keep Calm and Lead

It is important as we go through these extraordinary times that we Keep Calm and Lead! I have seen nothing like this in my life.  I want to acknowledge anyone who is going through this or whose family is impacted by this virus.  My heart feels for you and your family. At times like these, …

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