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Embracing The Lean Startup Culture

If you have been following entrepreneurship, starting a new business, or developing new products recently, you may have come across the term Lean Startup. Lean startup is transforming the Entrepreneur Space, and revolutionizing how businesses were built in the past five decades. 843 more words


Lean Leads to Engagement and Better Working Relationships

Over at the Conflict Clinic blog, King County’s Doug Nathan has a pitch-perfect post about how Lean (and good Lean leadership) can bolster working relationships and create engaged workplaces with “ 78 more words

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Trust, Leadership, and Working Together

Last week’s Ted Radio Hour podcast on “Trust and Consquences” has oodles of insights and learning for Lean-minded listeners—and the episode isn’t about Lean at all. 106 more words

Lean In The Rest Of The World

"We will be successful if we stick to basic Lean principles..."

“We will be successful if we stick to basic Lean principles rather than on what the ‘right tool of the day’ is. Go with a good solution; don’t wait for the perfect solution.” Those have been Jay McNally’s guiding insights since he joined King County’s Continuous Improvement Team as one of the two original senseis on the team. 86 more words

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What Makes a Good Lean Leader?

Organizations that want to start becoming Lean need enthusiastic Lean champions, Lean leaders who encourage work teams to raise tough questions and challenge “that’s how we’ve always done it”—including the way those same leaders have always done it. 297 more words

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Using Better Measures Can Drive Improvement - Cascading Metrics for Vehicle Maintenance

King County’s Vehicle Maintenance section was using metrics that didn’t drive improvement and frustrated employees.

We learned a better way—involving front line staff in developing metrics that would be useful for them… 45 more words

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