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Creating a Sense of Urgency in Professional Services

    Successful process improvement needs to be cultural, and urgency must be at the cultural heart. Whether or not your entire team is driven towards process improvement will decide if your organizational change will succeed or fail. Professional services businesses...

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Creating a Sense of Urgency in Construction

        Building a culture of urgency isn’t easy in the construction industry. For starters, your crews are remote and it’s usually up to your Foremen to convey that sense of culture. There’s also safety. If you convey its importance wrong, your workers will equate...

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Creating a Sense of Urgency in Manufacturing

Successful process improvement needs to be cultural, and urgency must be at the cultural heart. Whether or not your entire team is driven towards process improvement will decide if your organizational change will succeed or fail. Here’s how to build that culture of...

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The Importance of Urgency in Process Improvement

Culture of Urgency: Why It's Hard Sprinting is easy. We: Focus hard on the finish line. Stretch till we’re limber. Put everything we can into our burst of speed. Do you have a sense of urgency when you sprint?  Of course you do. And then it dissipates after. Imagine...

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Lean Leadership in Professional Services

With a stack of files on your desk and 3 urgent calls gone unanswered, it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day of managing a professional services firm. But to achieve process improvement that brings systemic change, we need to invest our leadership focus in the...

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Lean Leadership in Construction

Construction is an industry of tight timelines beset by on-site realities. What’s planned on paper rarely materializes at site, and foremen need to adapt quickly to maintain margins. Change leadership is about the leader inspiring his or her team to sniff out waste...

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Lean Leadership in Manufacturing

  Manufacturing leadership can easily become about nothing but processes, logistics, safety, and efficiency. If it’s your daily routine to circulate from your office to the boardroom and back again, that needs to be disrupted. Change Leadership requires the leader’s...

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Lean Principles to Lead Culture Process Involvement

      You look at your net profit and it’s not where it should be. You can feel the waste. So you decide to take some action. You’ve heard about Process Improvement, possibly at an HLH seminar or read “2 Second Lean.” You talk to your core team and they’re on board....

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What Daily Process Improvement Looks Like in Construction

Process Improvement is at its best when it doesn’t look like much. We often fall into the trap of needing expensive equipment or consultants to save money, and in the end it costs us money. Rule of thumb: real change needs to develop from inside. If you try to force...

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