REAL LEAN, Volume Three

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Insightful essays on Lean leadership and Lean management.

Real Lean: The Keys to Sustaining Lean Management (Volume Three) gets into the details of how to sustain the Lean management system. It takes a deep dive and offers many surprising and even jarring new insights. This small book will be a big help to leaders who want to improve their understanding and practice of Lean management. In a lively and engaging style, Real Lean answers key questions that leaders of organizations have about Lean management. It is a perfect read for busy executives.

This volume clearly explains why sustainability is so elusive in ways that have not been examined before, and provides answers to the question of why the “Respect for People” principle is so often missing. Readers will find this book immensely helpful in understanding the sustainability problem, and it provides a wealth of new information on what to do about it. As with Volumes One and Two, Volume Three of Real Lean emphasizes Lean as a management system and the “Respect for People” principle because both are usually missing from the practice of Lean management today. And don’t forget to read REAL LEAN Volumes 1245, and 6.

Reviews of Real Lean

From my perspective as a CEO, I found this book to be extremely helpful in expanding my understanding of Lean management. It does a great job of clarifying why top managers struggle with Lean and gave me specific direction on what I can do about it.

Bill Torres, CEO, Gibbs Wire and Steel


The books comprising the “Real Lean” series by Bob Emiliani are masterful and important.

Brian Maskell, President, BMA Inc.


This book is a great read for executives; especially those who ponder the question how to make Lean sustainable.

William Zeeb, Senior Partner, infinitas SA


This book directly confronts the reality that Real Lean doesn’t happen unless executives fully engage in the required conceptual, behavioral, and relational work. Bob Emiliani has made remarkable contributions through the years by providing a well researched solid conceptual and practical foundation for implementing and sustaining Lean.”

Rudy Williams, Virginia Mason Medical Center


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Book Details

Real Lean: The Keys to Sustaining Lean Management (Volume Three)

by Bob Emiliani
The CLBM, LLC Wethersfield, Conn., USA

176 pages • ISBN 978-0-9722591-6-3 • June 2008

Table of Contents
Preface
Prologue
Introduction
1 The Long-Wave Current State
2 Shortcuts to Wealth
3 Problems, Conflicts, and Costs
4 Diving to the Bottom
5 Sharing is Fundamental
6 We Need Good Students
7 Sustaining the Lean Management Movement
8 Closing Thoughts
Endnotes
Appendix I – The Equally Important “Respect for People” Principle
Appendix II – Caux Round Table Principles for Business
Index

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