What is Lean?

Lean is not another “flavour of the month” exercise
  • Lean is a long term commitment
  • Lean systematically drives continuous improvement 
  • Lean is all about the client
  • Lean is about involving everyone in an organization
  • Lean is about seeing the whole picture
  • Lean supports doing the right thing
  • Lean identifies the tools and staff needed to be successful 
  • Lean eliminates the wasteful activities that have crept into our workplaces that have become the norm

Unexpected Learnings

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I was blessed this morning to spend a few unplanned moments with a dear friend.  I always leave her and feel a sense of calm and goodness, and this was no different. 

As we chatted away she shared with me a quote her Dad refers to often, "You are the SUM total of ALL the people you have met and LEARN from."  As I departed the visit, I kept referring back to this and started to think upon how many opportunities each of us has to grow, as true human beings. 

I also started to reflect on what I have learned and how I have grown as a result of some amazing encounters recently. And then it hit me!  So if I am the sum of what I learn from others...then how am I adding to them?!  And am I adding to them?  Not all meetings will be positive but taking a moment to learn from and move forward is influential in who we are.

So as I move ahead, I will continue to reflect on this and hold it close, recognizing how each encounter is contributing to my being and how I can learn from others.  And most importantly I will consider how I contribute to the sum parts of those I meet.