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

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Why Do CEOs Hate Operations?

Prior to around 1980, the leaders of large corporations had a strong affection for manufacturing operations -- the part of the business that makes money for the company by producing the goods that people want and pay for. Operations was widely seen as a noble part of the company that employees were … Read More... about Why Do CEOs Hate Operations?

One Strategy, Two Paths

For many years, certain people have proclaimed that Lean is a corporate strategy. In support of that claim, a book titled The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth was recently published (click here to read my book review). But … Read More... about One Strategy, Two Paths

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