lean leadership

Setting Goals, and the One Minute Leadership Lesson [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-13-21

How do you set goals? Think about it. If you actually had to describe it, how do you do it? Most people that set them don’t really know. Something goes in both inside and outside their brain, and goals come out the other side. Last week I posted on Forget the

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Rethinking (beyond COVID) Your Training Strategies

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-15-20

“For too long, L&D has focused on creating day-long training programs where employees are all on the same path, regardless of their individual knowledge or experience” states this article in Chief Learning Officer.   Covid-19 has forced us to test and challenge many of our assumptions, such as whether or

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Lessons from The Map of Knowledge

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-05-20

This will certainly read a little different from my typical blog posts, and even my typical book reviews. It’s not even a business or leadership book (or is it?). I recently read The Map of Knowledge, and there are some important perspectives to take away from a book such as

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Leadership Questions

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-21-20

Can questions really be the answer? In this video, Jamie breaks down the benefits of using deliberate questions to develop your organization. Questions need to be used to help your people to think on their own. Questions need to have a purpose. He will give you examples of effective questions

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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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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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No Excuses Leadership

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=0471488038&template=iframe image] Author: Brace E. Barber Publication Date: 2004 Book Description: What's the key message? No Excuse Leadership is a book that leverages the direct experience of the author as a U.S. Army Ranger and the experiences of other Rangers. This book is one filled with stories, directly from Read More