At the end of the post, Karen pointed out, with a fantastic graphic, how much the lean community is circling back around and reviewing itself over and over again.
I was part of Jamie Flinchbaugh’s Blog Carnival for John’s site and I am very appreciative. I had been blogging for less then a year and it gave Beyond Lean some more exposure. But, Karen’s post got me thinking about the blogs I read (and still do) and learning. If I wanted to expand my learning circle I needed to read some blogs that weren’t lean related.
I found some about business and leadership and decided to give them a try. A few blogs I didn’t find all that interesting so I moved on to others. I thought I would share some of the blogs with my readers. If you want to give them a try…great. If not, no problem.
All Things Workplace by Steve Roesler – A great blog from an executive management consultant. There are a lot of posts that relate to the respect for people part of lean. Practical advice for different situations.
My Flexible Pencil by David Kasprzak – His blog tag line is “Observations of workplace behavior with an eye for waste and value….and anything else that comes to mind.” David mentions waste and value which lean readers are all over but the blog isn’t about lean. It is great observations of people and behaviors. David does a great job of giving examples for his personal life to bring the ideas to life and make them hit home.
SmartBlog on Leadership – The posts are from various people on different aspects of leadership and culture. The site also posts survey results to some interesting questions like “Does your organization have good alignment?”. There are some interviews with leaders from companies from time to time also.
Some of these may strike a cord with you or they might not. It can’t hurt to try new blogs and see what learnings we can get from someone else.