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What do creativity, service excellence, and problem solving have in common? A lot! I’m excited to share this interview with my friend Karyn Ross about her new book How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook! We conducted the interview in person last week in Chicago while I was visiting her […]

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I was happy to be back in Japan last months for 2.5 weeks – my fifth trip back to Japan in the 2.5 years since we moved back to the U.S. And yes, darumas give me happiness too. The first part the trip was a family vacation to bring our children back to see friends […]

The post “Happiness is our purpose” – Ina Foods & Highlights from Japan appeared first on Katie Anderson.

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One might expect that all restaurants in Japan are operated with lean principles, but as I quickly learned when my family moved to Japan nearly four years ago, lean thinking and practice is not synonymous with Japanese culture. New Lean Post Article: “‘Roll’-ing Out Lean at Kura Sushi” In my latest article for LEI’s Lean […]

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I cannot believe that we just passed the four year anniversary of when I moved to Japan for 18 months and started writing this blog. Both the blog and website has evolved over the years, including a major refresh in 2018 that resulted in a new look and feel of the site and expanded sections […]

The post Looking Back: Top 10 Posts from 2018 appeared first on Katie Anderson.

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What are you doing six months from today? I’ll be kicking off the next installment of the KBJ Anderson Japan Lean Study Trip! Come join me and other passionate lean thinkers from around the world for an amazing week of learning and fun. KBJ Anderson Japan Lean Study Trip – May 12-18, 2019 If you […]

The post Japan Lean Study Trip – focus on people! appeared first on Katie Anderson.

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It’s the beginning of another new year and a time when many of us reflect on the prior year and set intentions and goals for the next year. I just returned from time away over the holidays, where I purposely gave myself permission not to do work and instead focus on being present and recharging […]

The post Intentions versus goals – heart versus mind appeared first on Katie Anderson.

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How strong is your habit to reflect or to “study-adust” as part of the Plan-Do-Study-Adjust cycle? If you are like most people, myself included, your natural tendency is to jump from Plan-Do to Plan-Do. Yet scientific thinking requires reflection and adjustment! We have do practice the routine of reflection to build the habit. Experiments in “kata” […]

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Have you ever found yourself asking yourself, “I can’t tell if these numbers mean we are better better or worse?”, or reacting in joy or dismay that this week your team is “green” or “red” without really understanding why? Mark Graban’s new book Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More is the guide that […]

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Gemba Academy just published a podcast that I recorded with Ron Pereira at the AME Conference in San Diego a month ago. Ron and I recorded our first podcast together in July last year, and it was great to get a chance to talk with each other once again. This time was even more fun, as it […]

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Anniversary of a learning partnership This eleventh edition of the “Toyota Leadership Lessons” series about what I have learned through conversations with Isao Yoshino, marks the 4-year anniversary of when I met of Mr. Yoshino and the subsequent beginning of what has turned into an important friendship and professional partnership for us both. In today’s […]

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