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Dr. Emiliani originated the study of Lean leadership beginning in 1994. Back then, Lean was all about tools. But not to Bob. He quickly saw that leading a Lean transformation required new leadership thinking, behaviors, and capabilities.

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The Bad Boy of Lean

"A real irony is that ‘respect for people’ requires that people feel the pain of critical feedback." — Akio Toyoda Yes, that's me; the Bad Boy of Lean. For those of you who don't already know, I have a bad reputation. I tend towards the negative (I'm an engineer, details matter) and I freely … Read More... about The Bad Boy of Lean

The Shingo Experiment

In early January 2019, I decided to conduct an experiment to test if a great advocate of human and technical progress is just that, or if it is more comfortable with the status quo. My new book, The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management: How Tradition Prevails and What to Do About It, … Read More... about The Shingo Experiment

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