Leadership in Kanban

A true leader is one who designs the cathedral and the shares the vision that inspires others to build it. Jan Carlzon – Moments of Truth Leadership is a Foundation Principle of the Kanban Method in that it should – “Encourage acts of leadership at all levels in your organization – from individual contributor toContinue reading “Leadership in Kanban”

It’s all about the flow

This is our 5th post in our look at the Kanban Method Values, and today we are talking about Flow. Not just the type of flow that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about in his TED Talk on Happiness also like the flow a physics and engineering Professor would rap about fluid dynamics and finally the flowContinue reading “It’s all about the flow”

It’s all about your customers, stupid!

Shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy… your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products…. Jack Welch 2009 There is a lot more to that quote, so read the article. The key message I want to call out is that customers andContinue reading “It’s all about your customers, stupid!”

Collaboration the key to high performing teams

If you ask a business leader what they want from their teams, often you will hear one word – collaboration. Collaboration in the workplace has many benefits which have been written about all over the Internet so we won’t delve into them here. Instead, we shall move forward with an assumption – collaboration is goodContinue reading “Collaboration the key to high performing teams”