On not being perfect

I haven’t written an article in a while, and this one explains why and what I have learnt from the experience.

Striving for perfection may well be one of the key principles of Lean, but sometimes, in some contexts, I think it can hold us back.

Thank you Karyn Ross, you got me started again.

Brilliant Books for CI Managers – Book 2

If you are a CI Manager, CI Practitioner or a Lean Leader, I’d guess you might have a few books on your desk.

Of course, there are the lean classics – Lean Thinking, The Toyota Way, The Goal – but I think there are also a number of other, less obvious, brilliant books which can be hugely valuable to you.

Next up is the brilliant Black Box Thinking by @MatthewSyed – a book about marginal gains and high performance.

3 Ways to Brainstorm Better

Brainstorming is a very useful and valuable tool when you need to generate ideas. I’d be willing to bet that all CI practitioners (and probably the majority of managers generally) have been in a brainstorming session at some point.

But are they always effective?

Do the creative, innovative ideas flow easily?

Not always.

Brilliant Books for CI Managers – Book 1

If you are a CI Manager or a Lean Leader, I’d guess you might have a few books on your desk.
Of course, there are the lean classics – Lean Thinking, The Toyota Way, The Goal – but I think there are also a number of other, less obvious, brilliant books which can be hugely valuable to you.
This is the first article in a series covering some brilliant alternative books that I believe can really help CI Managers, Lean Leaders, or any manager involved in change and improvement.