Balancing the Art of Lean

How do you incorporate Lean into your strategic thinking?  In Sales and Marketing, I use a process very similar to The Balanced Scorecard for a visual indicator to make sure that I am doing a little “Lean” in each category.  The percentage of each depends on the individual company.  Join the conversation on LinkedIn  What questions Read More …

Lessons from the Rescue of 77 Businesses

If there’s one shared trait among the companies Bob Bethel took over, it was their approach to accounting. Each one of them was using what Bob calls “taillight accounting” – looking backward to see how the business is doing financially. He does not blame them for using this method of accounting, as this approach is preferred by Read More …

2017 Business901 Podcast of the Year: The Lean Strategy with Dan Jones

Dan Jones is a management thought leader and advisor on applying lean, process thinking to every type of business across the world. He is the founding Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the UK, dedicated to pushing forward the frontiers of lean thinking and helping others with its implementation. He is also the co-author of the Read More …

Dan Jones discussing Agile and Lean Strategies

  Related Podcast: Putting a Lean Strategy into Action Note: This is a transcription of an interview. It has not gone through a professional editing process and may contain grammatical errors or incorrect formatting. Joe Dager:    Welcome everyone, this is Joe Dager, the host of the Business901 podcast. With me today is Daniel T. Jones. Read More …

How to make a Big Decision

Tim Lewko just recently wrote a new book, Making Big Decisions Better: How to Set and Simplify Business Strategy that explains the barebone elements that must underpin strategic decision making in a practical framework that C-Suite leaders can actually use. Tim is the CEO and Managing Partner of Thinking Dimensions Global (TDG) and managing director of the global strategy Read More …