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

Where to follow Mark:



Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More.

Mark on Twitter (@MarkGraban)

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