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Jamie Flinchbaugh
Works at Old Dutch Group
Attended Lehigh University
Lived in Springtown, PA
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Do you let other people take responsibility for developing you as a leader? Or do you enable self-development? 
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My latest column on building a deliberate culture, not an accidental culture 
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Do you know what is expected of you when you take on a task? 
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Zappos eliminates managers. Maybe Dilbert won't have anything to complain about. But in reality is this a good idea? That question doesn't go far enough. There are really two questions. Is it a good idea for Zappos? And, is a good idea for your organization? 
Lean means getting rid of managers, developing a flat organizational structure, and abdicating all responsibilities to the front line employees. Right? Too many people just read that without twitching. But it's wrong. That's not lean at all. Before going too far, lean also doesn't mean adding ...
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I'll be you didn't think I would work Lee Iacocca and Jim Belushi into the same post on leadership. Well, I did...
Leadership is not universal. Someone being a good leader in one situation will be the wrong leader for the next situation. My own history with Chrysler is an example of this. There is little question that Lee Iacocca saved Chrysler in the 1980s. He was a visionary, a heroic leader, a phenomenal ...
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A few thoughts on the book by Matt Blumberg
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A great timelapse video of Lehigh University 
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sometimes the activists decide not to play nice before they even try to talk to the target companies
Corporate directors, who for years often dismissed activist investors as quick-profit seeking gadflys, are starting to listen when opinionated shareholders like Carl Icahn, Nelson Peltz and Mason Morfit come calling.
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The "reverse" flat organization - employees that have many bosses. Does this make sense or not, and how to manage it...
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Here’s another chart from the JAMA study “The Anatomy of Health Care in the United States”: Why did the US fall behind the OECD median in the mid-19
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Private boards or public boards? Public boards obviously pay much more, but many of the requirements are much greater. The ability to just make good contributions through dialogue is more straightforward on a smaller, private board. But when a company and a board is in trouble, I think the issues end up very much the same. 
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Are you developing your people with only good intentions, or do you really have a plan?
The world is more complex. Competition is global. Information moves faster. Small aspects of every business require great depth of expertise. The result is that no CEO or Executive has the talent to lead an organization all by themselves. What are your choices? While this oversimplifies it, ...
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Advisor, consultant, speaker, author, and entrepreneur
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leadership, startups, entrepreneurship, lean transformation, cultural transformation, board of directors, strategy
Employment
  • Old Dutch Group
    Founder, 2003 - present
    Investor, advisor, and board member to family-owned businesses and startups
  • Lean Learning Center
    Co-founder, 2001 - present
    A lean transformation advisory firm focuses on the most difficult challenges of cultural transformation, leadership engagement, and change strategy
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Springtown, PA - York, PA - West Bloomfield, MI - Arlington, MA
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I inspire new thought and action through coaching, teaching, writing and more
Introduction

Cofounder of the Lean Learning Center and coauthor of The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean. Check out my blog at JamieFlinchbaugh.com

Bragging rights
Wrote a best-selling book on lean transformation while still in my 30s
Education
  • Lehigh University
    BSME, 1990 - 1994
  • University of Michigan
    MSME, 1994 - 1996
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MSME, 1996 - 1998
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    MBA, 1996 - 1998
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Don't bring anything to him unless you don't want to see it again. I brought my grandfather's pocketwatch. He had it for 3 years and never completed the job. He told me it would be done by a certain date 8 times spread out over 15 months. And in the end, he even lost one of the parts. And to find out anything, I had to show up. I called him over 30 times without one return phone call and even wrote a letter, and not once did I get a response. This guy doesn't not deserve to be in business.
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