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on Lean Management and Culture
This website provides resources for those implementing lean management, lean leadership, and the now mandatory “hybrid organization.” The courses and information you will find here are based on forty-five years of field work implementing lean management and lean culture in dozens of major corporations.
For the past forty-five years, beginning with the redesign of a prison to create a learning environment that reinforced desired habits, I have been working to create healthy organization cultures. I reject rigid adherence to any one theory or methodology, but choose to learn from all and to integrate all into a holistic understanding of behavior and the systems of organization.
In my very “semi” retirement I am entirely focused on developing online learning. I now have more than 135,000 online students. Please see both my own course platform Leadership-Academy.Online and my courses on Udemy.
on Lean Leadership, Lean Culture and Lean Management
Recent Blog Posts
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan are rightly two of the most respected chief executives of two of our smartest companies. They are both so smart that they each announced their return-to-work policy for all their employees. Tim Cook announced...
From the culture of control dominant in the 20th Century manufacturing organization to the knowledge-work economy of the 21st Century there has been a gradual path from top-down to bottom-up, from a culture of control to a culture of self-control and self-management.
Hybrid is here and now, thanks to Covid19. Every organization must redesign its own work, teams and relationships to take advantage of the lessons that we can both perform much of our work from home and experience increased job satisfaction and productivity.
The Social Responsibilities of Corporations and Their Leaders Or, why you should not just “shut up and dribble!” Business is not only about making money. It is about creating wealth – not merely personal wealth but the aggregate wealth of society. Peter Drucker said...
Let’s get to the point. Udemy’s Black Friday sale is on and now is the time invest in courses at the lowest price and which will build your own personal value in the marketplace, your brand equity. Let me make two recommendations that you may not have considered. Most...
Intellectual Curiosity and Reason: I am reading Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now in which he goes over the transformations in thought brought about by the Enlightenment thinkers of the eighteenth century. Our Founding Fathers - Jefferson, Madison, Paine, etc....
It is the job of leaders to create trust between leader and led, between the institutions of governance and those who are governed. Udemy recently asked me for comments on this topic that were just published in FastCompany Magazine. My friend, Payam Zamani, tech...
The Covid-19 crisis has everyone working remotely and in teams. Here are some tips and a short course to make your virtual team meeting successful.
With daily reports of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, cancelation of conferences, closing of schools and corporate travel restrictions it is time to think creatively about how to respond to the crisis. Within every crisis is the challenge of creativity, to try out new ways of thinking and getting the job done.
Lean Leadership requires a deliberate system of continuous learning.