Books

Book cover image for Lean AnthologyThe Lean Anthology: A Practical Primer in Continual Improvement presents operations management case studies that illustrate a Lean process improvement journey. Ideal for non-engineers, adult learners, and corporate or business education settings, this book can help you and your organization understand and apply Lean practices as part of a plan for saving money, generating revenues, or freeing up resources―particularly in settings not traditionally associated with Lean. Authors – Rebecca Goldberg & Elliott N. Weiss.

 

 

 

Image of book cover for Managing to LearnManaging to Learn: Using the A3 Management process to solve problems, gain agreement, mentor, and lead reveals the thinking underlying the vital A3 management process at the heart of lean management and lean leadership. Constructed as a dialogue between a manager and his boss, the book explains how A3 thinking helps managers and executives identify, frame, and then act on problems and challenges. Shook calls this approach, which is captured in the simple structure of an A3 report, the key to Toyota’s entire system of developing talent and continually deepening its knowledge and capabilities. Author – John Shook

 

 

Cover image for The One-Page Project Manager for ExecutionThe One-Page Project Manager set a new standard as an understandable and easy-to-apply organizational tool, allowing managers to summarize complex projects on a single information-rich page. This book, third in the OPPM series, describes how to combine the OPPM with the Toyota A3 report to create an enhanced, integrated management tool.Author – Clark A. Campbell

 

 

 

Book cover for Strengths FinderIn its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more. While you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades. Some of the teams have successfully developed their teams by enabling team members to contribute to the team utilizing their strengths..

 

 

Book cover for A3 by JimersonIn A3 Problem Solving for Healthcare Cindy Jimmerson explains an essential tool borrowed from the Toyota Production System, which is an extension of work identified with the well-known Value Stream Map. She offers an easy-to-learn problem-solving method that can be used in every aspect of healthcare to identify, understand, and improve processes that don’t support workers in doing their good work.

 

 

Book cover for On the MendOn the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry – John Toussaint and Roger Gerard.  Part case study, part manifesto, this groundbreaking new book by a doctor and a healthcare executive uses real-life anecdotes and the logic of lean thinking to make a convincing argument that a revolutionary new kind of healthcare — lean healthcare — is urgently needed and eminently doable.