Get a copy of Mr. Isao Yoshino’s Top Leadership Lessons

If you don’t have a copy already, you can click here to get a PDF of the top 10 Toyota leadership lessons that Mr. Yoshino shared me in 2015 & 2016. I’m working an a new addition with 10 more!

Japan gemba visit – innovation through kaizen

April 29, 2015 11

Two weeks ago I joined a Japan Lean study trip tour led by Makoto Investments and had the opportunity to visit three different Japanese manufacturing organizations. Mirai Industry The first company that I visited was Mirai Industry, […]

Are you listening?

April 3, 2015 2

How many times have you asked a question, and then realized a few words into the response, that you are listening to your own thoughts rather than what the other person is saying? How does […]

Problem solving and command-and-control

February 2, 2015 0

In the three and a half weeks that we’ve been in Japan, I am intrigued by the comments many working foreigners have made that, as a whole, Japanese people are not creative problem-solvers (beyond strict […]

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