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Happy Independence Day

Today is Independence Day in the U.S.  The day we declared our independence from Britain.  It took a few brave men to convince 13 colonies they would be better off creating a separate country united as one yet keeping the rights of the states.

These men had persuade their peers to take a risk on something that was better.  It wouldn’t be easy and blood shed was inevitable.  But, on the other side would be such a great reward that we would be foolish not to die trying.  John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin were leaders.  Leaders that looked at the world through a different lens.

Does any of this sound familiar?

As lean leaders, we look at business and processes with a different set of lenses.  Trying to show others how profitable it can be when the waste is eliminated from the business.  We are foolish for letting the waste exist in our process for as long as it has already.

Our struggles are definitely not anything compared to their struggles, but they are a source of inspiration for all of us was we try to set free our organizations from the waste holding them back.

Happy Independence Day!!!!

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