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by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-16-20

Many companies are responding appropriately to the COVID19 pandemic, restricting travel and reducing large groups. This means lean conferences and training are mostly canceled, even those which didn’t involve travel. But that doesn’t mean that lean learning has to, or should, stop. With that I mind, I am making the

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Lean Whiskey Episode #14

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-13-20

Coronavirus, Supply Chains, and JIT In Episode 14 of Lean Whiskey, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh finish off another weekend by catching up, drinking whiskey, and talking shop. In whiskey, we explore the idea of adding water to your whiskey. Rather than take the tradition as fact, the lean thinker

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A Few Nuggets on Lean Product Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-10-20

I have spent as much time on lean product development as I have on any other area over the past 10 years.  That’s largely because, for most companies, manufacturing products a little faster or cheaper is nothing compared to the overall business results delivered through a stronger product-development engine. I’ll

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Is trust essential for lean success?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-02-20

This article was originally was published in the Lean Mag   There are many valuable books and knowledgeable speakers who offer informed opinions about what is needed to make a lean journey successful. Trust, or a culture of trust, will often make that list. But how much does trust matter?

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Lean Whiskey Episode #13

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-14-20

In Episode 13 of Lean Whiskey, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh reconnect in their first joint episode this year, after a couple of weeks of guest hosts. Our last episode together was filled with Grinches, gremlins, and glitches, so it was nice to both be in a proper recording location

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Your Mantra For Effective Outcomes

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-12-20

In this episode, I reveal a coaching phrase that has helped me lead teams to the most effective outcomes in all pursuits. The phrase is “it’s more important to be effective than right.” Use this phrase to unlock your team’s learning, collaboration, and creativity no matter what the project is.

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4Cs of Trust Q&A [Part 3]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-05-20

People Trust that You Care When You Show You Care. In this episode, I dig into a comment a viewer made regarding trust and the fact that real trust is realized when leaders demonstrate that they care. Leaders can demonstrate care by creating a safe working environment where failure is

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4Cs of Trust Q&A [Part 2]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-29-20

What do you do when you have leaders who simply cannot adapt to and get on board with your team’s journey? From out-leading to out-flanking, from coaching to reassigning, I’ll uncover strategies for managing and maneuvering around leaders who just don’t seem to be making the cut. If you haven’t

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The 4Cs of Trust Q&A [Part 1]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-22-20

I asked for questions and issues that surround the topic of building trust in my video “4Cs of Trust.” I’ve had a great response so far, thank you. Tonya Mann at MG Strategy[https://mgstrat.com/#] provides the first question asking, how should leaders navigate failures and the potentially negative effects failures can

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The 4Cs of Trust

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-14-20

Trust in an organization is both elusive and yet vital, abstract and yet mentioned frequently. Trust is an important backdrop to help build any transformation, including a lean transformation. Few would argue with this, but also few would talk about what to do about it. How do you build trust?

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