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Lean Newsletter Archive, Jul 2010

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Dear %$firstname$%,
 

Summertime is upon us. Well, maybe not here in Seattle, but I hear that there is sunshine elsewhere in the world. With the lack of nice weather up here in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been less inclined to go outside and play.

My loss is your gain, though, since I have created a massive featured article this month. The idea came as a result of a comment about my guest post
on Mark Graban’s Leanblog.org. I’ve listed 24 common excuses people use when they resists Lean changes, and what you can do to help employees get past them. Even if you don’t read the whole article all at once, it is a handy guide to refer to when you encounter someone telling you why Lean won’t work in their situation.

Despite things outside of Velaction slowing down for holidays and summer vacations, I am bucking the trend. I’ve posted some more classes
for sale. My content is rapidly turning into a full Lean training system
that you can use to build up your own internal Lean training capabilities. Look at our featured products section for more information.

As always, best wishes on your Lean journey.

 
Sincerely,
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Jeff Hajek
 
 


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Featured Article
 

How to Overcome 24 Common Lean Excuses

Change is hard for some people. And since Lean requires a significant shift from typical thinking, it can generate some strong resistance. One of the most common forms of pushback when changing to a Lean mindset is the use of excuses. People are extremely creative at coming up with reasons that Lean will not work.

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Jeff Hajek
Founder of Velaction
and author of
Whaddaya Mean I Gotta Be Lean?
 
 
July 6, 2010
VOL II, ISSUE #7
ISSN: 1946-5386
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Jeff Hajek is the Founder of Velaction Continuous Improvement, LLC, a company dedicated to making your job easier and more rewarding in a Lean environment.

If you liked this issue, you'll love Jeff's practical, easy to read, to the point training materials that help you find win-win solutions so you can quickly overcome Lean obstacles.

You can find out more about Jeff and the wealth of other free resources that he offers at www.Velaction.com.

Jeff is also the author of Whaddaya Mean I Gotta Be Lean? Building the bridge from job satisfaction to corporate profit. This unique book provides a blueprint for not only surviving, but also thriving in a Lean company. Plus it's like two books in one. The first half provides an overview about how to find job satisfaction in a continuous improvement culture. The second half addresses over a hundred problems that people face when they are asked to do more with less. Whaddaya Mean?
is available at www.Amazon.com
or at Velaction’s Lean Store.

 
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