Lean Blog: Sports
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About the Book

This e-Book is a collection of posts from Mark Graban's LeanBlog.org that focus on Lean concepts found in professional and college sports, as well as Lean lessons from players, coaches, and other leaders that can be applied in our own workplaces.

The posts have been freshly edited and updated, with updated links and new reflections being added at the end of some posts. Content has been organized into sections for different sports: baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and miscellaneous.

What can David Stern and the NBA, Rex Ryan of the New York Jets, and the Atlanta Braves teach us about Lean leadership? What can we learn about Lean by observing the beer concession stands or other stadium operations? What does a missing Olympic hockey puck teach us about problem solving? Read this book to find out.

The book is the equivalent of 220 pages in paperback form.

Last updated January 2014.

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About the Author

Mark Graban
Mark Graban

Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of “Lean Healthcare,” as a consultantauthorkeynote speaker, and blogger. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success at KaiNexus, a technology company, while continuing his other consulting and speaking activities.

He is the author of the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement (Productivity Press), which was selected for a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award, the first healthcare book to win this award, and is being translated into eight languages. A 2nd revised edition was released in November, 2011.

Mark has also co-authored a new book, titled Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements, which was released in June 2012 and also given the Shingo Research Award in 2013. A newly revised and condensed edition, The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization was released in August, 2013.

He is the founder and lead blogger and podcaster at LeanBlog.org, started in January 2005.

For his full bio, visit www.MarkGraban.com.

About the Contributors

Chad Walters
Chad Walters
Chad Walters is the founder of Lean Blitz Consulting, a Dayton, Ohio-based firm focused on providing education, development, and implementation of lean methodologies to sports organizations and small businesses. Chad is an ASQ-certified Six Sigma Black Belt that has worked with the Atlanta Braves, South Bend Silver Hawks, Eaton Corporation, and The Dannon Company on continuous improvement and other forms of strategic development. Check out his blog…

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