KISS: Keep It Simple and Sustainable

Lean Leadership Methods that Build Sustainment

by Lowell J. Puls


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/27/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781481771092
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781481771108

About the Book

Lean Enterprise has been a leading strategy to drive business improvement for over twenty years. When the tools are thoroughly and consistently applied, the results can exceed comprehension. Too often however, Lean efforts fail outright or generate middling results, with improvements disappearing; buried by changes in markets, strategy, or the loss of key personnel. The most common reason for failure in Lean is an organizations culture, and while many of those cultures possess behaviors that run counter to the Lean principles, it’s more often an undercurrent created by non-Lean management behaviors that drive change efforts adrift. KISS IS about Managing Lean! Its goal is to expose the management behaviors that provide energy to that undercurrent, while suggesting systemic approaches eliminate them, freeing up your culture. The result will be sustained improvements and a steady evolution to a Lean culture. KISS will help you to define your leadership role, walk you through a strategy check, and draft your objectives. Next, it guides you through organizing your change management team and resetting their key priorities. Finally it shows how to use the Lean tools to initiate behavioral change, supported by updated metrics and revised business systems. KISS clears your path to sustaining transformational improvements.


About the Author

Lowell Puls’s manufacturing career has taken him from the shop floor, to leading more than $300M in global operation. His customer and employee focused style has contributed to the revenue growth of many companies, while at the same time delivering millions in profit improvement. His undergraduate work in manufacturing technologies and education, Loyola MBA, and as an Executive Development graduate for a Fortune 500 company, Lowell has developed the skills to create and deliver transformational strategies - “changing the game” for great businesses as well as those needing help.