Planet Lean 2017 content

Our editor offers a roundup of our best content of 2017

ROUND-UP – Looking back at the year that just ended, our editor Roberto Priolo reflects on the power and reach of lean thinking, and offers us a round-up of the best content from 2017.
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Driving lean with book clubs at Fuji Xerox Australia

FEATURE – In May, the author told us how the IT department at Fuji Xerox Australia used book clubs to engage people in lean. In this update, he explains how the efforts were brought over to a different area of the business.
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How a book club helped Fuji Xerox Australia support lean

FEATURE – Upon realizing they were struggling to engage people in continuous improvement, Fuji Xerox Australia’s IT team found a unique way to breathe new life into its lean efforts… a book club.
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When a book on lean thinking shapes management behaviors

FEATURE – When they realized their lean efforts had overlooked the crucial aspect of management behavior, AkzoNobel senior leaders turned to a great lean book for help with leadership development.
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Michael Ballé introduces his new book Lead with Lean

VIDEO - The author of Lean with Lean explains why he published a collection of papers rather than a business novel - his signature writing style - or a manual. Experience lean through the eyes of one of its greatest students... one a-ha moment at a time.
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The 10 most read articles on Planet Lean in 2016

CONTENT ROUNDUP - Happy New Year, readers! Before kicking things off for 2017 with new, original content, we wanted to share with you the Top 10 of the most-read Planet Lean articles from last year.
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Lean Global Network directors on ‘Lean Thinking’ worldwide

INTERVIEW - Twenty years ago, Womack and Jones found that the best way to boost the growth of lean was to create institutes around the world - Lean Global Network was born. We end Lean Thinking Week with a video interview with its directors.
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Writing Lean Thinking – the authors look back

INTERVIEW – Twenty years ago a book started a movement that is growing stronger every day and that has changed the world in many ways. We caught up with the authors to sneak a peek behind the scenes.
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The community comments on the Lean Thinking book

FEATURE – It’s Lean Thinking week and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the book, we have asked a few people from the lean community what it meant to them.

Your Favorite Planet Lean Articles of 2015

FEATURE ARTICLE - With 2015 drawing to an end, it's time to look back at the year that was and at the articles that our readers have enjoyed reading the most. So here is the Top 10 most read articles of 2015 on Planet Lean.
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Dan Jones on the new Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide

REVIEW - The Ballés' novels - The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager and Lead With Respect - have greatly contributed to the advancement of lean thinking by enthusing practitioners the world over. Now, a new Study Guide will help leaders to teach lean to their teams.
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A new book for lean managers pressed for time

INTERVIEW - Are you a manager who needs to brush up on lean but has little time to do it? A new book by Cécile Roche comes to the rescue: A Little Lean Guide for the Use of Managers.
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One year of Planet Lean – your favorite articles

ARTICLE - Planet Lean launched exactly one year ago. Editor Roberto Priolo offers some reflections and a round-up of the most popular articles we have published to date.

“The core of a lean transformation”

BOOK REVIEW - For our series of Q&As on recently published novel Lead With Respect, Marcus Chao tells us about Michael Ballé's evolution as a sensei and the impact the book can have in China.

“The learning path of a leader”

BOOK REVIEW – For our series of Q&As on recently published novel Lead With Respect, René Aernoudts shares what the key lessons learnt were for him.

“A story of personal awakening”

BOOK REVIEW - In the first of a series of Q&As on the recently published novel Lead With Respect by Freddy and Michael Ballé, Dan Jones explains why this book is a must-read.

Book review – Lead With Respect

REVIEW - Michael and Freddy Ballé’s new novel, which came out this week, will help readers to understand what it really means to be a lean leader and respect people.