Leadership: More Than A Position, An Activity
Apr05

Leadership: More Than A Position, An Activity

“Standard work” for leaders includes being involved and practicing a style of management that includes coaching, mentoring and teaching rather than just commanding, expecting, and holding accountable the people who do the work. John Toussaint has postulated that sustained success with Lean requires organizational transformation. He believes that the movement from “doing Lean” to “being Lean” cannot occur without the transformation of...

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Healthcare, Education in Transition
Mar25

Healthcare, Education in Transition

In Silos to Systems (2010) Sally B. Kilgore and Karen J. Reynolds examine the current state of public education–with its concerns about funding, quality, and workforce–balanced against a culture that is stronger on its stated values than in its demonstrated ability to adapt to new challenges. The authors present a reason for action. They evolve a vision of what public education should be. They carefully build the...

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