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Dr. Emiliani originated the study of Lean leadership beginning in 1994. Back then, Lean was all about tools. Bob recognized that leading a Lean transformation was more than just tools, and that Lean was a better way to lead organizations in the emerging digital era.

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Management Darwinism

Toyota's management system (TMS), and its derivative Lean management (LM), can be viewed as variations in the population of management systems (the "species"). These variations are deliberate, not random, in their origin. These "offspring" resemble their parent, classical management, at the highest … Read More... about Management Darwinism

Data-Driven Delays

There are often many challenges, disagreements, and arguments in social media about various aspects of Lean management that center upon data. For example, people will argue about the data on "Lean failure" -- whether it is accurate, reliable, or just plain wrong. Or, something stated as fact is … Read More... about Data-Driven Delays

Are You a Lean Expert?

A lot of people say they are Lean experts. But is there such a thing as a Lean expert? Let's assume there is. The next question is, what does "Lean expert" mean? Is a Lean expert someone who has comprehensive knowledge and skills in some Lean methods and tools? Or, is a Lean expert someone who is … Read More... about Are You a Lean Expert?

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