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Tim McMahon
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Lean Quote: Never Stop Learning
On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean a...

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Simplicity and Employee Engagement
Does being less engaged make employees less productive... or vice versa, are they disengaged because they have so much more pressure to produce more? In this age of global competitiveness, organizations are challenged to increase productivity, accelerate in...

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4 Tiers for Daily Accountability
Lean (continuous improvement) organizations make use of daily management systems that are designed so that problems can be quickly identified, front-line staff are empowered to fix the problems that they can, and problems that the front-line staff cannot fi...

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Lean Quote: The Waste of Talent, Skill, and Knowledge
On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean a...

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5 Questions to Ask When Drawing A Process Map
A process map is like a flowchart. It is constructed for the purpose of showing the flow of a process or cycle over time. The detailed sequences of activities, inputs, and outputs for a particular process is the key information needed to construct the map. ...

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Guest Post: Why The Best Managers Are Always Good Listeners
There are many roles a manager must fulfill. They vary from industry-to-industry, but in every case, they are numerous. However, one skill that’s useful in most tasks that a manager undertakes, is that of being a good listener. Part of a manager’s role is t...

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Lean Quote: To Succeed, One Must Be Creative and Persistent
On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean a...

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Lean Tips Edition #112 (1681-1695)
For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and so...

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Lean Roundup #97 – June, 2017
A
selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of June,
2017.  You can also view the previous
monthly Lean Roundups here. Tips on Change
Management – Mark Graban and other Lean practitioners share thoughts on
change management. The ...

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Lean Quote: Build Commitment by Engaging Employees
On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean a...
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