The creation of this blog is my personal countermeasure to Jamie Flinchbaugh and Andy Carlino’s bold and accurate statement in their book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean – Lessons from the Road:
“The single biggest failure of leadership is a failure to reflect.”
The Japanese term “Hansei” [反省] translates simply as “reflection”. Taking formal time out to stop and reflect on most anything is seen as a luxury, a rare event, something that one might do on vacation. The opportunity missed is that, as leaders, regular reflection is a powerful means for learning, adjusting and improving.
As a lean leader, practitioner and never-ending student, I of course have much to learn. My hypothesis is that I will improve my thinking and increase my learning’s through regular postings on this blog and hopefully in the process trigger some discussions with other lean thinkers.
I thank Flinchbaugh and Carlino for their insight.