Final Lessons from the Road: Know Thyself, Improve Thyself [Lessons from the Road]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-14-19

While I intend to continue contributing online occasionally, this is my final Lessons from the Road column for IndustryWeek’s print edition. I have written this column for eight years. I have enjoyed interacting with readers, and I hope the column has provided value for you. Writing this column has helped me clarify my own thinking on critical topics for lean success.

Which leads me to my final topic: self-improvement. When I signed copies of my book, I would often add, “Lean begins with you!” I believe that improving an organization begins with self-improvement. It is difficult to appreciate what you’re asking of others if you haven’t experienced it yourself. Here are some areas to build your self-improvement engine.

  1. Seek out feedback
  2. Get actionable input
  3. Learn through experimentation
  4. Set learning goals

Read the entire Industry Week column here