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Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation

2nd Edition

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George Koenigsaecker
September 26, 2012

Updated with new information, illustrations, and leadership tools, Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition describes how the metrics used by Toyota drive every line item in a financial statement in the right direction. Rather than focus on Lean tools and principles, the new editio...

Strategy-Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders

1st Edition

Michael A. Couch, Richard S. Citrin
October 31, 2019

It’s estimated that U.S. companies spend over $14 billion annually on leadership development --Match that number to the abundant and growing research that finds most leadership development to be ineffective, and the conclusion is a phenomenal amount of waste. The remedy for this situation is to...

The Innovation Systems Cycle: Simplifying and Incorporating the Guidelines of the ISO 56002 Standard and Best Practices

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
October 08, 2019

Currently, the prime focus for US business plans should not be on the manufacturing process design and delivery processes, but on greatly improving innovation leadership, design engineering capability, and sales and marketing innovation. These three areas have been sadly lacking significant...

Operations Excellence Management System (OEMS): Getting It Right the First Time

1st Edition

Chitram Lutchman, Kevan Lutchman, Ramakrishna Akula, Charles Lyons, Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi
September 30, 2019

Written for users, this book provides a structured approach with processes for implementing OEMS based on the learnings and experiences from companies who have implemented OEMS. The book leverages the knowledge of experienced OEMS personnel to provide a compelling sense of direction for...

The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

1st Edition

John Dyer
September 30, 2019

The crucial need to substitute true leadership for bad management practices such as Management By Objectives (MBO) and the use of fear is now well known and was often championed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. While significant progress has been made, many organizations (especially outside of...

Project Management Hacking: How to Manage Projects More Efficiently and Effectively in Less Time

1st Edition

Douglas Peyton Martin
September 11, 2019

This book provides the much-needed, no-nonsense guidance crucial for project managers – that is, the type of guidance that is missing from every major body of knowledge and educational offering for working project managers. This very practical book identifies the activities that influence project...

Timeless Leadership Truths: The Origins and Applications of Business Strategy

1st Edition

Norton Paley
August 09, 2019

The origins of business strategy are found in military applications. Generals throughout history faced formidable challenges as they crafted plans to outmaneuver competing forces, acquire territory, and gain power. Similarly, business leaders also look to outmaneuver their rivals as they enter new...

The Leadership Roadmap: People, Lean, and Innovation, Second Edition

1st Edition

Dwane Baumgardner, Russell Scaffede
July 29, 2019

For more than 60 years, a few organizations have followed what is known as the "Scanlon Plan" for employee engagement. Some early benefits were achieved and employee satisfaction was high in these companies, such as Donnelly Corporation and Herman Miller Office Furniture. Likewise, for more than 30...

Seaman's Guide to Human Factors, Leadership, and Personnel Management

1st Edition

Jose Rodriguez Cordon
July 11, 2019

Training and certification for Seafarers has been founded on technical aspects, but maybe the most important thing to do aboard a ship is dealing with people. This book, written with seamen in mind, covers areas of expertise that every officer should know to improve motivation, engagement, teamwork...

Creating an Effective Management System: Integrating Policy Deployment, TWI, and Kata

1st Edition

Patrick Graupp, Skip Steward, Brad Parsons
July 09, 2019

"The decades of experience-based wisdom that Graupp, Steward and Parsons share will set you on a new path to a more joyful organization and the tangible results it will produce." Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations; author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer "A fine book by skilled practitioners...

Transforming Leader Paradigms: Evolve from Blanket Solutions to Problem Solving for Complexity

1st Edition

James E. Luckman, Olga Flory
June 21, 2019

An easy read with clear examples and engaging stories, this book is a treat for leaders who are interested in totally transforming the way they work. Luckman and Flory help leaders and organizations shift from a solutions mindset to a problem-solving culture that results in flow and growth where...

Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter L. King
June 19, 2019

Compared to its widespread implementation across almost all areas of production, Lean improvement efforts lag within the process industries. While many innovators have successfully applied Lean principles to these industries during the past three decades, most of those pioneering efforts were never...

The Organizational Master Plan Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Planning and Results

1st Edition

Frank Voehl, H. James Harrington
June 12, 2019

Published in 2012: Written by recognized leaders in applying Performance Improvement methodologies to business processes and entire organizations, this book defines the composition of and highlights the differences in the operating plan, strategic business plan, strategic improvement plan, and the...

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