Everyday Lean

Lean Thinking, Experience and Experiments

in Enterprise Knowledgework and Services

"If you can’t communicate the vision to someone in 5 minutes or less and get a reaction that signifies both understanding and interest, you are not done." John Kotter

Kotter on Communication

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When you look at the image above, whose face do you see? At normal screen viewing distance you should see the face of the great scientist Albert Einstein. Now squint your eyes or take a few steps back grom the image. Does a certain Hollywood personality pop into view? The Marylin Einstein hybrid image was created by Dr. Aude Oliva for the March 31st 2007 issue of New Scientist magazine.

Things Look Different From Scale

At large scale, many of our finest arguments fade into noise.
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Be Vulnerable. Hold Trust. Show Appreciation. Jean Tabaka

Giving Thanks

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving today, this sounds like a good way to do it.

My appreciation to Jean: If your life and work has been impacted by her, please give in her memory.

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Recent Recipes

Canonical good practices that consistently work in nearly all large scale knowledgework contexts. 

Better Backlog Prioritization Draft

I'm delighted to announce the launch of Better Backlog Prioritisation - a compilation of methods used to prioritise a backlog.
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Recent Patterns

Good practices that are well tried and found repeatedly successful, but have more contextual variability. 

Things Look Different From Scale

At large scale, many of our finest arguments fade into noise.
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Recent Experiments

Ways of working that should work, but context may render them ineffective. Some have been tried, some are suggestions based on thinking only.

Coffee Rules for Curating Collaboration

Two simple, concrete changes that use coffee to build and engrain good collaborative habits.
 
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Recent Writing

If you can’t communicate the vision to someone in 5 minutes or less and get a reaction that signifies both understanding and interest, you are not done.John Kotter
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Be Vulnerable
Hold Trust
And express Appreciation.Jean Tabaka
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