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16 12, 2016

Balancing the Flow – or How to Make Sure Your Business Survives Your Muda Reduction Activities!

By |December 16th, 2016|Flow Tools|

Hello everybody, it’s been far too long since my last blog, maybe this was because of having a very busy 2016? I think that’s probably the reason! Thank you to all my customers and partner organisations for another successful and challenging year.

So, it gives me great pleasure to be able to sign off 2016 – […]

1 12, 2015

We all need a Lean Coach: Why a ‘Sensei’ is for life, not just for Christmas!

By |December 1st, 2015|Lean Coaching|

Greetings of the Season to you all. It’s been a while since I last blogged, but the arrival of some colder weather in the UK and the feeling of hurtling towards the festive period with few plans in place, has spurred me into action. If I don’t commit to writing something now, then it could […]

5 10, 2015

Lean Kata Training: An Exciting New Offering from Lean FSL

By |October 5th, 2015|Latest News|

Lean FSL are delighted to announce that having recently participated in a Lean Kata Simulation training event, facilitated by TWI trainer Joakim Bjurstrom, at the University of Buckingham, we are now able to offer Lean Kata training and on-the-job coaching as part of our portfolio of services to customers.

Click on the link below for more […]

3 07, 2015

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Lean Organisations…..(Part 2)

By |July 3rd, 2015|Leadership & Kata|

Hello and welcome to part two of my blog on how Dr. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People can be translated into the behaviours associated with successful lean transformations.

This blog will cover Habits 4 to 7, which focus particularly on ‘interdependence’ – effectively working with others, and ‘continuous improvement’ – which shouldn’t be […]

5 05, 2015

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective…Lean Organisations!

By |May 5th, 2015|Leadership & Kata|

Hi everybody,

Welcome to the latest Lean FSL blog. We’ve had a tantalising glimpse or two of Summer here in the UK over the past couple of weeks. It’s always difficult to predict if these early spells of warmth are a foretaste of a long English Summer to come, or that they were the Summer!

My topic […]

20 03, 2015

Lean FSL’s Graham Canning now a Growth Accelerator Coach

By |March 20th, 2015|Latest News|

Lean FSL Associates is delighted to announce that Managing Consultant, Graham Canning is now a registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator. Part of the UK government-backed Business Growth Service, it provides expert, tailored advice to help businesses achieve rapid, sustainable growth.

Find out more at www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/ga

Graham commented: “I’m delighted to receive this accreditation, and […]

13 03, 2015

The Myth of Multi-tasking: a New Barrier to Flow

By |March 13th, 2015|Flow Tools, Leadership & Kata|

Hello again everybody, and welcome to the latest blog from Lean FSL. The signs of Spring are all around us now, and it’s a great time to be thinking about improvement – both as individuals and organisations.

More and more of my work these days is with clients in the ‘New World’ of information flows and […]

13 02, 2015

Can lean thinking really be the key to ‘Making Hospitals Work’?

By |February 13th, 2015|Healthcare|

Hello everybody, welcome to the latest Lean FSL blog. The Christmas break already seems a long time ago, and thoughts have undoubtedly turned to how to escape the dark and cold British winter!

Another, almost perennial, occurrence during the long winter months is the news headlines regarding the latest crisis in the NHS. Yet again, a […]

5 12, 2014

Time to let the KATA out of the bag

By |December 5th, 2014|Leadership & Kata|

How learning two new habits will get your improvement efforts really purring!

Hi, welcome to Lean FSL’s latest blog. I’ve been talking to clients a lot recently about something called ‘kata’, and this prompted me to dust off a book I purchased about 4 years ago by Mike Rother called ‘Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, […]

13 10, 2014

Tesco no longer lean you say? It hasn’t been for a long time..

By |October 13th, 2014|Leadership & Kata|

Hello again everybody, welcome to my latest blog.

As they seem to be in the news almost every day at present, I thought I would pick up on the recent troubles that Tesco finds itself in.

Perhaps prompted by the bad headlines, there have been a few dissenting voices regarding Tesco’s reputation as a ‘lean’ examplar. (Check […]