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Leadership and Lean Six Sigma

Are you a Lean Six Sigma Leader ?

Lean Six Sigma has proven itself to be an influential and effective strategy, one that improves processes by identifying and removing wasteful practices. This calls into question whether a specific type of leader is needed to drive a company towards lean management, or whether the program itself can be self-led. The most direct application of […]

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If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Peter Drucker Quote - Excellence Metrics

Defining the Metrics of Excellence: A Challenge for Today’s Leaders

Defining  Excellence Metrics: A Challenge for Today’s Leaders “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” That is one of Peter Drucker’s most poignant quotes. It is foolish to pursue a campaign of continuous improvement without quantifying and analyzing every facet of a company’s performance, and then acting upon the results. Progress is not a […]

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Lean Manager Role and Responsibilities in Management

When it comes to manufacturing and services, there are a lot of point of views about horizontal and vertical management. Most companies have vertical reporting lines. These usually have horizontal communication on the same management (vertical) level. A value stream manager allows the organization to see the process or service as a whole. He is […]

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lean management daily routines

6 Lean Management Daily Routines and Habits of Productive Lean Managers

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. – John Locke   Lean management daily routines are crucial for success. To make the most out of lean management, the most effective managers know just which tools and habits to […]

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lean manager philosophy

A Lean Manager’s Philosophy in 5 Bullet Principles

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every day. – Author Unknown The Lean manager’s philosophy does not directly consist in creating added value for the client. It consists rather in ensuring that the conditions for the employees, who directly contribute to the creation of added value for the client, are optimal. To […]

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How Lean Managers Can Help Big Companies to Act Like a Lean Startup

Everything can be improved. – Clarence W. Barron There are a number of difficulties that a lean manager has to face during the implementation of lean strategy in a big company. These factors include risk-averse cultures, slow decision-making, and conflicting departmental goals among many others that can make it tough for a lean manager to […]

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lean management speeches in the movies

Watch the 9 best Lean Management Speeches from Movies: Braveheart, Whiplash, Wall Street Wolf, Invictus…

Who said Lean Management couldn’t be fun? We decided to give you a collection of the best management speeches you could ever find in the movies. This is the cream of the cream. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share if you are hooked! If you have any ideas of other speeches from the movies you […]

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non lean habits

4 Non- Lean Habits Every Manager Should Stop Doing Today

If you know that your non – lean habits aren’t bringing the best possible results to you and your endeavours, why cling on to them? Habits don’t only affect performance and productivity, but also your happiness. We will give some examples of this soon. If you truly value efficiency, you would do anything (yes, anything) […]

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5 Rules That a Lean Manager Should Follow

  5 Rules that a Lean Manager should follow In the Lean philosophy, the  manager’s mission does not directly consists in generating added value for the client. It consists rather in ensuring that the conditions for the employees, who directly contribute to the creation of added value for the client, are optimal.  To pursue this objective, […]

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7 Techniques Lean Managers Use to Build Motivation Culture

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison 7 Techniques a Lean Manager Use to Build Motivation Culture Lean production process can only be achieved if the performance of the workers involved are at its highest level. Lean managers, however, must […]

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