Follow Friday for Bloggers
The Twitter tradition (is Twitter old enough to have traditions?) of Follow Friday is the spirit of sharing who you like to listen to. I think it’s most effective when you also share why. I thought the blogging community, at least the lean blogging community, needed the same kind of tradition. So far I’ve covered in my Follow Fridays Mark Graban and Karen Wilhelm.
Today I’d like to share Evolving Excellence by Kevin Meyer. Evolving Excellence grew out of the success of the information portal and monthyl newsletter Superfactory. Kevin really established a first-mover advantage in sharing news and information in the manufacturing and lean space by establishing these programs. I even wrote for Superfactory as early as 2003. He’s kept it going and a natural progression has been to add the blog, aptly named Evolving Excellence.
Kevin also includes several guest bloggers including yours truly, but none as prolific as Bill Waddell. Bill writes frequently enough that he shouldn’t be considered a guest blogger.
Kevin and the team have been a voice calling out bad leadership, bad strategies, and false lean. They have taken aim at companies such as Boeing without fear and with deep, thoughtful analysis. They have been challengers of the mainstream practice of outsourcing and off-shoring of manufacturing. They have challenged the status quo of management accounting practices. I particularly like Kevin’s sharing of his own work practices changes such as the stand-up desk, which is something I’ve found very effective.
Check out Kevin and the team at Evolving Excellence.