#34     "Know-how” alone isn’t enough! You need to “know-why!”   Shigeo Shingo    Know-why Kata

#34

"Know-how” alone isn’t enough!
You need to “know-why!”

Shigeo Shingo

Know-why Kata

So, you’RE thROWN into a new role — a very challenging role —a role where many people fail...


There's a revolution happening. It’s called learning while doing.

Lean is generally misunderstood to be about the tools we use rather than the people at the place where they work. Great projects are Lean — yet the majority of Lean initiatives fail.  Many Lean initiatives fail not because of the accessibility to tools, but because the leadership is lacking when it is needed most. The leadership required to bring about and maintain such a tectonic shift seems scarce and difficult to develop. There is never time for your important work.

How do you develop your Lean leadership when you find yourself sitting in another training session? How do you lead improvements in your team while urgent fires of the day consume your project and your attention?

But, what if you didn’t need to do anything else? What if, to become a Lean master, you simply needed to do your job?

We intend to turn the odds of success in your favor. The role of a Lean leader is pivotal to the success of your company’s Lean journey and ultimately the success of the company as a whole. Lean leaders are needed at all organizational levels.

You can learn about Lean practices from many sources: books, articles, seminars, conferences and many more. We encourage you to do many or all of those things. In our canvassing of available resources, we couldn’t find any help for the most challenging aspect of your role: being a Lean leader example while being an open learner. Frankly, you can’t be a Lean leader without being an open learner.

There has been no place to go to learn that - until now.  

Welcome, Ninja. Your job awaits.

#28    "Everyone confuses motion with work.”   Taiichi Ohno    Stop / Motion Kata

#28

"Everyone confuses motion with work.”

Taiichi Ohno

Stop / Motion Kata