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Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

3rd Edition

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David Mann
October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a ...

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

1st Edition

Michael A. Couch, Richard S. Citrin
November 04, 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 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...

Lean in the Classroom: The Powerful Strategy for Improving Student Performance and Developing Efficient Processes

1st Edition

Vincent Wiegel
September 11, 2019

The current way of organizing education is not tenable in the coming decade. We need to address how we teach, how we organize schools, how we increase the effectiveness of learning, how we construct classrooms, and how we deploy new technologies. Lean management philosophy has been successfully...

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...

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...

Success Is Within: The 21 Ways for Achieving Results, Prosperity, and Fulfillment by Changing Your Leadership Mindset

1st Edition

Payal Nanjiani
June 14, 2019

"Payal has beautifully defined success as to ‘reach where you want from where you are.’ She emphasizes rightful karma or focused execution to keep you on the right path so that you are always walking in a direction that takes you toward your goal." Dr. Arun Arora, CEO, EDVANCE "This book is full...

Peak Performance: How to Achieve and Sustain Excellence in Operations Management

1st Edition

Patricia Melton Allen, Frances E. Alston, Emily Millikin DeKerchove
May 21, 2019

The key to success and reaching peak performance is integrating three processes to optimize business through the use of human performance improvement tools, lean thinking, operational excellence, along with a strong organizational culture as the underpinning. These components form the basis of the...

Starting Lean from Scratch: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Beginning and Steering an Organizational Culture Change for Continuous Improvement

1st Edition

Brent Donald Timmerman
May 09, 2019

What if the problem is you? For organizations just preparing to begin a continuous-improvement (CI) journey, the behaviors of the leadership must transform dramatically for the Lean toolkit to succeed. Many organizations invest in training colleagues about the power of the tools but fail to address...

Reality, Perception, and Your Company's Workplace Culture: Creating a New Normal for Problem Solving and Change Management

1st Edition

Daniel Bloom
February 22, 2019

Reality and Perception and Your Company's Workplace Culture presents a demonstrable path for navigating the change-management process from beginning to end while fully detailing its obstacles and its triumphs. The book presents the view of a fictional 100-year old company called...

How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook

1st Edition

Karyn Ross
January 31, 2019

How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook is a self-contained workbook, in which the reader completes twenty-one days of practical exercises and activities focused on creativity, lean and coaching (one set per day). This will enable the reader to develop their...

Sustaining Workforce Engagement: How to Ensure Your Employees Are Healthy, Happy, and Productive

1st Edition

Lonnie Wilson
January 25, 2019

This book explains the importance of employee engagement – It defines what it is, what it will do for your business, and how you can achieve it as well as sustain it. It covers the history of employee engagement along with why employees were formerly much more engaged with their work and company...

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