The key to any successful Lean transformation is people, because they are the source of continuous improvement. The key to engaging people in continuous improvement is respecting people. This means, among other things, that no harm must come to people as a result of continuous improvement.
People and the “Respect for People” principle will be the focus of this blog, as well as the intersection between the two Lean principles, “Continuous Improvement” and “Respect for People,” which remains poorly understood.
This blog is a continuation of my focus on Lean leadership that began in the mid-1990s. My first efforts to decode the mysteries of Lean leadership appeared in two papers published in 1998: “Continuous Personal Improvement” and “Lean Behaviors.” These seminal papers established my qualifications set me on a path that has resulted in the unique goods and services that you see on my web site today:
Future blog posts will cover various aspects of Lean leadership and Lean management, including interesting back stories about my Lean practice, my research, and my books.
I hope you find the blog helpful in expanding your Lean knowledge and daily practice, and that you will post comments and ask questions.