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How to Train Without Training

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-21-11

This post is part of my column for Industry Week called Lessons from the Road and is now available. “Just because we don’t have training dollars to invest does not mean that we can’t develop our people. People development requires momentum; if we aren’t moving forward, we’re falling behind. There

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Jamie Flinchbaugh: “Lean won’t work in MY field”

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-08-11

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. What is the hardest field to apply lean? It doesn’t seem to matter what field you’re in, they all think theirs is the hardest. And they can back it up with evidence. One

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Jamie Flinchbaugh: How would you measure lean success?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-30-11

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. The question asked was “what counts as ‘lean success’?” Albert Einstein once said: Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. I see most people making

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The Lean Edge: Capital is a resource of last resort

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-15-11

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. The question asked was “what is the lean approach to capital?” In some ways, this is the wrong question. The reason is that the lean organization and the lean thinker is not looking

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3 Key Skills that Enable Innovation

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-01-11

I have a new post published on Blogging Innovation. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh Innovation is obviously a major attribute in the competitiveness of a company (or a government, or a school, or an individual). There are many ways to achieve innovation, and no one

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Leading Lean: A Fond Farewell

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-18-11

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. I have written “Leading Lean” for ASSEMBLY for over 5 years. This marks my 55th and final contribution. I still have plenty to say, but it’s time for me to move on from this

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Leveraging Constraints for Creativity

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-19-11

I have a new post published on Blogging Innovation. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh Creativity remains one of the most nebulous and elusive capabilities for organizational performance. Yet there is more knowledge and science available today than ever to help us through the challenge. Creativity

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If you’re not frustrated, then you’re not working on the right problem

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-08-11

I have a new post published on Blogging Innovation. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh In my coaching, many of my conversations begin with a source of frustration by the individual. The source of frustration could be rooted in another person, or a team problem, or

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Leading Lean: Driving Innovation at Every Level

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-01-10

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. Every corporation wants to be innovative. But, being innovative is not a behavior. It’s not something on your to-do list between picking up dry cleaning and writing performance reviews. Innovation is the by-product of

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Setting objectives through lean

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-01-10

I have a new post published on The Lean Edge. See the full article on that site. How do you set objectives with lean? I won’t start from the beginning, because there are already so many quality posts here in response to the question. I will try to add to

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