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Recommendations

Welcome to our curated collection of recommendations! Here, you’ll discover a treasure trove of learning materials, books and resources handpicked by Matt to inspire, educate and empower. Whether you’re seeking personal development insights, business strategy guidance, or continuous improvement inspiration, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge to explore. Plus, many of our featured recommendations offer exclusive discounts for Ever-So-Lean Podcast listeners, so be sure to take full advantage! Dive in, expand your horizons, and embark on a journey of discovery and growth with our carefully selected recommendations.

Have you thought about using Lean in your business or organization, but are not really sure how to implement it? Or perhaps you're already using Lean, but you need to get up to speed. Lean For Dummies shows you how to do more with less and create an enterprise that embraces change. In plain-English, this friendly guide explores the general overview of Lean, how flow and the value stream works, and the best ways to apply Lean to your enterprise.
Lean for Dummies

Have you thought about using Lean in your business or organization, but are not really sure how to implement it? Or perhaps you're already using Lean, but you need to get up to speed. Lean For Dummies shows you how to do more with less and create an enterprise that embraces change. In plain-English, this friendly guide explores the general overview of Lean, how flow and the value stream works, and the best ways to apply Lean to your enterprise.

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A popular process improvement strategy used in many corporations, Lean Six Sigma exemplifies eliminating waste and optimizing flow at an operational level. With the strategies outlined in this book, you'll have your projects, team, and maybe even your organization running at peak efficiency.
Lean Six Sigma for Dummies, 4th Edition

Written by two experts that have been teaching Lean Six Sigma for over 20 years, Lean Six Sigma for Dummies explains the jargon surrounding this organizational practice, outlines the key principles of both Lean thinking and the Six Sigma process, and breaks it all down into easy-to-follow steps.

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Change Questions: A Playbook for Effective and Lasting Organizational Change
Change Questions: A Playbook for Effective and Lasting Organizational Change

Unlock the secrets of sustainable organizational change.
No two organizational change efforts are the same, so why should your approach be? It shouldn’t — if you want the change to stick. Change Questions produces a customized approach for change that lasts.

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The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance
The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance

Building upon the international bestselling Toyota Way series of books by Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail.

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Giving Wings to Her Team: A Novel About Learning to Coach the Toyota Kata Way
Giving Wings to Her Team: A Novel About Learning to Coach the Toyota Kata Way

When you teach and practice scientific thinking and coaching skills you give wings to your team, and new worlds of opportunity open up. If you're a manager you'll identify with how the team in this story goes beyond general preaching about best practices, to practicing how to get to where they want to be. If you're a Lean practitioner frustrated with applying tools with a limited half life, you'll learn how to develop people so they can achieve their most important goals and keep going. And if you're already a Toyota Kata practitioner, well ... you will love this book!

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The Toyota Kata Practice Guide: Practicing Scientific Thinking Skills for Superior Results in 20 Minutes a Day
The Toyota Kata Practice Guide: Practicing Scientific Thinking Skills for Superior Results in 20 Minutes a Day

In this long-awaited companion to the ground-breaking book Toyota Kata, Mike Rother takes you to the next level of developing business mindset and capability for the 21st Century. Much more than a list of management concepts, The Toyota Kata Practice Guide walks you through the process of making improvement, adaptation, and even innovation routine behavior.

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Create more scientific thinking in your company―two popular guides in one convenient package
The Toyota Kata Field Guide Power Pack

Create more scientific thinking in your company―two popular guides in one convenient package
The Toyota Kata Field Guide Power Pack includes Mike Rother’s ground-breaking companion volumes to his internationally renowned Toyota Kata―the book that launched a global business movement toward a scientific thinking management process that drives continuous improvement. 

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Quantum Lean: Taking Lean Systems to the Next Level
Quantum Lean: Taking Lean Systems to the Next Level
This unique guide details a revolutionary approach to lean systems. Whereas traditional lean techniques suffer from less-than-inspiring results, Quantum Lean (QL) rethinks this subject and provides an overdue remedy. The key to this breakthrough is that QL approaches lean systems from an entirely different perspective than conventional methods. Instead of focusing on resource utilization, QL centers on achieving efficiency from the standpoint of a company’s product
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Mark Gallagher's insights in Transformation from F1 to the Boardroom
The Business of Winning: Insights in Transformation from F1 to the Boardroom
In this riveting insider's account of nearly 40 years in the Formula One industry, Mark Gallagher explains what it takes to succeed in a competitive business with high technology, high finance and immensely high stakes. Like any global business, Formula One demands the best from its people. To thrive within it requires impeccable leadership and communications skills. You also need to bring in the ability to design, manufacture, develop and launch a constantly improving high-technology product, constantly working to immoveable deadlines with an immense supply chain and tight regulations.
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Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino
Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

In the international bestselling book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, leadership coach Katie Anderson and Toyota leader Isao Yoshino bring you a remarkable book about what it means to learn, to lead, and to care. Created through years of collaboration, this book offers their shared reflections on leadership and learning, providing readers an inspirational experience that defies generational and cultural divides.

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