Enter the Dojo | #2: Mark Graban
In this episode, we talk with Mark Graban. Mark is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster. He has deep experience in applying Lean management, continuous improvement, statistical methods, and people-centered leadership approaches in multiple domains including manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. We talk with Mark about a host of topics including his new book, Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More.
We're happy to be partnering with Mark to run a giveaway contest, where one winner will receive a signed paperback copy of his latest book Measures of Success. To enter, visit leanblog.org/dojo and please enter by June 28th. Good luck!
Additional topics include:
“Real Lean” vs fake lean
The dangers of getting overly focused on cutting costs
The distinction between learning from other organizations’ successes and trying to blindly copy them
What it really means to value people’s time
When to guide and when to let others learn by making mistakes
Getting started with metrics
Why reducing “overburden” is just as important as eliminating waste
Understanding that metrics will fluctuate within a range over time
Kaizen events and how they are related to teams’ experiences in a dojo
A mindset change for being an effective leader
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