Insightful essays on Lean leadership and Lean management.
Real Lean: Critical Issues and Opportunities in Lean Management (Volume Two) helps Lean management practitioners gain a greater awareness of the challenges they face when implementing Lean. 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.
The second volume builds upon the interesting and informative linkages to historical and long-forgotten perspectives that have contributed to the creation of Lean management as we know it today. As with volume one, 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. Managers will find this book easy to read, amazingly insightful, and filled with practical information that will help them better comprehend and put REAL LEAN into practice every day. And don’t forget to read REAL LEAN Volumes 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The books comprising the Real Lean series by Bob Emiliani are masterful and important.
Brian Maskell, President, BMA Inc.
Bob’s Real Lean series of books makes its greatest contribution in stressing the ‘Respect for People’ principle as the least appreciated and least practiced by executives.
Jon Miller, CEO, Kaizen Institute
I love the book… I personally got a lot out of it, and believe me, I read every bit of Lean that is published. Most of the books coming across my desk are either a rehash of old concepts or a down-right misinterpretation. Your book is right on the money.
Bill Kluck, Northwest Lean Networks
Real Lean: Critical Issues and Opportunities in Lean Management (Volume Two)
by Bob Emiliani
The CLBM, LLC Wethersfield, Conn., USA
200 pages • ISBN 978-0-9722591-4-9 • July 2007
Table of Contents
1 The Persistence of the Current State
2 The Leadership Problem
3 Can Lean Exit the Tool Age?
4 How to Make Lean Last a Long Time
5 Manage to the Market
6 “We’re Beyond That”
7 Lean is Not a Theory
8 Know Your Competition
9 “It’s Overwhelming”
10 Neglected Opportunities
11 Accountants and Their Cost Systems
12 Memo to Finance Executives
13 Lean Enterprise Estate Planning