Teaching Lean: See it, Solve it, Share it

The video starts out as a discussion on Dan Matthews’ latest book, Teaching People to See: Toyota’s Secret to Creating Exceptionally Engaged and Empowered Employees and quickly evolved to the fundamental 8-step problem-solving process. However, it was a people versus a tool conversation embodied in the saying, See it, Solve it, Share it. In my mind, this Read More …

See it, Solve it, Share it

Daniel Matthews’ work spans the spectrum from the University of Tennessee and Delta Faucet to Mercedes-Benz, 3M, and more. His book, The A3 Workbook: Unlock Your Problem Solving Mind is one of the best books that I know of for organizations struggling to solve problems effectively the first time. I first met Dan when he participated in Read More …

A Starting Point for Lean Sales and Marketing: The Reflection A3

Using the A3 Thinking Process gives a systemic way of implementing Lean Thinking in Sales and Marketing. Through the A3 tool mindset, you learn to think Lean. But to start, I like to think of old Zen saying, If you want to take a deep breath, you must first exhale That is why I encourage the use Read More …

Using A3 Thinking in Lean Sales and Marketing

(2) One-hour Sessions on Consecutive Days When most Lean Organizations try to introduce Lean to sales and marketing they seldom take the time to develop Lean Thinking. They first start trying to apply the tools of Lean or trying to build a culture of Lean. It is a very difficult thing to do. Using the A3 Read More …

Developing Individual Habits for Kata & Lean Startup Thinking

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant In the book The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life — Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process, author Thomas M. Sterner uses some familiar patterns to practitioners of  Mike Rother’s Read More …

Lean A3 Thinking Audio Book

A collection of Business901 Podcasts that has been grouped under the title of Lean A3 Thinking. It includes the authors below in the order of appearance and totals around 2 1/2 hours in length. If you prefer a transcription most of them are available on the Business901 Issuu website: https://issuu.com/business901. Tracey Richardson is a Lean Thinker with Read More …