Every three years the Lean Certification granted to me by the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) comes up for re-certification. Part of the certification process involves recording the lean and […]
So myself and my family are now in lock-down due to the spread of Covid-19. In New Zealand that means that only essential services, food, medical etc can operate. Unfortunately […]
I’ve spent some of my time this holidays thinking about the benefits of the lean leadership style over traditional management, especially as it applies to entrepreneurs. You can read all […]
In the last couple of weeks I have had the privilege of introducing a whole lot of new people to the ideas and benefits of lean thinking. Many are inspired […]
You must have an alignment of strategy with the person ultimately making the decisions.
Recently, I was helping my husband with a change management assignment he was working on. He was interviewing me about improvements in the company I work for, Escea. One of […]
Just recently, I taught a class about ‘Managing the Impact of Change.’ As I was preparing for and delivering the class, I started to think about how deeply the ‘Respect […]
A culture of stopping is where each day, everyone in the company comes together to assess the previous days performance, to focus on an improve any issues experienced, to carry out housekeeping and improvement activities and to learn and grow.
Just a few weeks ago I was having a conversation with the CEO of the company where I work (Escea) as Head of Operations and ‘Lean Coach’. Two nights before […]