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How to Become a Better Leader by Improving Processes

April 21, 2022

Many books and articles about good leadership focus on interpersonal relationship skills like communication, humility, and empathy. Of...

The Importance of Refueling at the Gemba

April 14, 2022

Continuous improvement work cannot exist in a vacuum. In order for the fire of change to burn hot and bright, it needs a fuel source. The...

Why is Quality Assurance Important?

March 8, 2022

When most people think about quality assurance (QA), they imagine the process of testing products before delivery to the customer. In...

Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Management: Which Style is Best?

December 27, 2021

John Shook, president of the Lean Enterprise Institute, is among those who describe Lean or the Toyota Production System as being neither...

How to Build & Grow a Culture of Continuous Improvement

November 23, 2021

Company culture is what makes one organization different from the next. The team's shared values, goals, and expectations contribute to a ...

How to Create a Culture of Accountability & Ownership?

November 17, 2021

Most leaders will agree that a culture of accountability and ownership is essential if the goal is to achieve operational excellence....

How Leader Standard Work Templates Drive Innovation

October 12, 2021

Standard work is the documented and current best way to do a particular task, procedure, or process. Workers develop the standard and...

What is the best way to become more effective at work?

July 12, 2021

The internet is full of blog posts with productivity tips and advice about how to work smarter, not harder. There’s a lot of useful...

The Fundamental Principles of Kaizen Project Management

June 14, 2021

The continuous improvement methodology of Kaizen was once closely associated with industrial and automotive manufacturing. That’s because...