A key part of continuous improvement (one of the pillars of Lean) is continuous education - keeping your brain actively engaged with Lean ideas. Reading Lean blogs can keep Lean principles and practices top of mind as you make decisions in work and in life. It can help you remember to use a testing mindset with both your marketing campaigns and your pantry organization!
Lean is a topic with many authors, leaders, and practitioners, from startups to enterprises in all different industries. We follow these five Lean blogs to learn ways to become more efficient, less stressed, and happier in work and life.
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5 Lean Blogs to Follow
Startup Lessons Learned - Eric Ries
As the author of Lean Startup and the founder of the Lean Startup methodology, Eric Ries brought Lean thinking into the mainstream media. Startup Lessons Learned is his entrepreneurship blog all about the lessons Eric has learned throughout his career, applying Lean thinking to the tech world.
Lean Startup Co. Blog
Also full of excellent Lean wisdom is Eric Ries’ company, Lean Startup Co.’s blog - which includes content for not only Lean entrepreneurs, but leaders and practitioners in Lean enterprises as well. Topics covered include leadership, innovation, business strategy, group psychology, personal development, social entrepreneurship, and more.
LeanBlog.org - Mark Graban
As one of the most influential thinkers in Lean, especially in the Lean healthcare space, Mark Graban is a wealth of knowledge. His blog covers topics about Lean that are universally applicable to businesses and practitioners in all industries. Through the success of this blog, Mark has written several books on Lean healthcare, including Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, and Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements.
The Karen Martin Group - Karen Martin
Led by Lean transformation expert Karen Martin, the Karen Martin Group has been creating high-quality Lean content for several years. Karen writes on topics such as customer value, continuous improvement, Lean leadership, and personal effectiveness - ideal reading material for anyone in an enterprise undergoing a Lean transformation.
Planview LeanKit Blog
Finally, rounding out our list is the Planview LeanKit blog, which has been a sound, consistent voice of Lean thinking since the company was formed in 2013. Since Planview's product is a Lean Kanban tool, the blog is a mix of Lean and Kanban topics - perfect for anyone looking to boost their productivity through the power of visual management.