Keynote at the 2015 Smidig Conference in Oslo, Norway on November 2, 2015.
It was interesting and rewarding to speak to an audience in the city where I was born, grew up and founded my very first startup many years ago.
Today we released a small, but important new section on our web site called Themes.
The Themes section helps new visitors navigate three key areas of research and client work for the Lean Systems Institute (LSI) since our founding more than ten years ago:
- Lean in the 21st Century – this section contains information about the Lean Systems Framework™, our reinvention of Lean for modern knowledge-intensive organizations.
Today we are releasing a new e-book on organizational renewal.
It should be of interest to private equity investors, board members and senior executives in mature firms looking for new ways to create value. Mature firms are being massively disrupted by exponential technologies.…
Today we are releasing three new white papers:
- Extending Lean for Knowledge Work: A Retrospective
- Lean Leadership in a Disruptive World
- Higher-Order Organizations and the Post-Lean Future
These papers should be of particular interest to those interested in the future evolution of Lean, and also to executives in mature organizations who wish to improve innovation and retain entrepreneurial employees.…
What is Leadership?
As the administrative tasks of managers have become more automated, leadership has grown in popularity as a topic. It is often treated as something mysterious and ephemeral, more of an art than a science. Ever since the Bronze Age, humans have told tales, often tall tales, about great leaders and leaders who have failed.…