5 Phases of Leadership Growth Lead To Company Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Build a lean team to complement your strengths. All teams must be motivated and engaged by your leadership and mentoring. Allison Maslan leadership growth scale success

Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup

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Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops

Grasshopper Herder

The post Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Facilitation WorkshopsFive actionable tips on running better workshops.

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Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor

Grasshopper Herder

We decided to run lean experiments on this tactic to see how it would work for the Kromatic team. The post Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Continuous Improvement Experiment Design & Template Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup teams

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Millennial Women In Leadership, Don’t Lean In – Leap

YFS Magazine

It is incumbent upon women in leadership positions to capitalize on this “perfect storm” moment in the feminist movement. Lead feminism leadership women entrepreneurs women in business

Top 10 Benefits Of Lean

YoungUpstarts

Lean is a methodology that can be applied to all disciplines of knowledge work to increase business efficiency, agility, and visibility. Due to its roots in manufacturing, Lean is often equated with the elimination of waste, but this view of Lean misses the mark on realizing its true value.

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7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.

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Lean Startup In Japanese Companies

Steve Blank

Implementing the Lean Startup in any company is hard. Now compound that level of effort with trying to put a Lean Startup culture in place in Japan. According to Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino, Japanese companies tend to be technology centric, obsess over quality and have weak leadership. And weak leadership leads to a reluctance to change and the inability to mandate Lean as an innovation process. All the culture and incentives are designed for execution.

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Herding Cats – Using Lean to Work Together

Steve Blank

When Colonel Peter Newell headed up the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) he used lean methods on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate technology solutions to urgent problems. Filed under: Customer Development , Hacking For Defense , Lean LaunchPad.

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

Now they are starting to use the Lean Innovation process (see here and here ) to turn ideas into solutions. Test if the Lean Innovation process actually accelerates technology adoption and an innovation ecosystem. Lean Innovation is a Process.

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[Infographic] Leadership Styles Around The World

YoungUpstarts

Workplace cultures differ around the world, and not surprisingly, leadership styles tend to also vary as shaped by the different cultural norms in a particular society. Even in the Western world, leadership styles can differ.

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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Lean Business: Pivot Point

crowdSPRING Blog

This iterative cycle is at the heart of the lean approach to business and the pivot is one aspect of it. Related posts: Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool. Lean vs. Mean – Small Business and Responsibility.

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Seven Leadership Tips That Make People Feel Great And Achieve Incredible Results

YoungUpstarts

by Jon Gordon, author of “ The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World “ Any business leader will tell you that running a world-class organization is no easy feat.

Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

Up and Running

We recently had Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software founder and business planning expert, present our Bplans audience with his latest advice on lean business planning. Start your lean business plan today: Download our Free Lean Plan Template one-page-pitch-download.pdf.

The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

Last May, I shared the news that long-time Lean Startup advocates Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits were working on a new book called The Lean Entrepreneur featuring illustrations by FAKEGRIMLOCK. LitMotors approach to using Lean Startup to create a new vehicle category.

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Announcing the 2016 Lean Startup Week Program

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup team has been hard at work finalizing the details of this year’s Lean Startup Week. Welcome to Lean Startup Week 2016 TL;DR: Before you dive into the details, here’s a quick look at what you can expect during your week with us: On Oct. 31 , kick off the week with a choice of Startup Tours, a Lean UnConference, or an Enterprise Training session.

The Lean In Alternative: Why Leaning Back Also Works For Women In Business

YoungUpstarts

Sandberg’s assertion that women in business should “lean in” and make more of an effort to lead is one that has garnered both nods of agreement and adamant disapproval from men and women alike. Women should absolutely do everything they can to take on leadership roles in the workplace.

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Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking

crowdSPRING Blog

We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Related posts: Lean Marketing Tips: Public Relations and Focus. Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups.

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Lean In, Part II

OnlyOnce

Lean In, Part II. My post about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In a couple months ago created some great dialog internally at Return Path. It’s very frustrating, and it leaves us with more work to do on the women-in-leadership topic, for sure.

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Lean Business: Unleashing the (task) Force

crowdSPRING Blog

A key aspect of Lean Management is to work effectively with limited resources and small teams. Related posts: Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool. Lean Business: Pivot Point.

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Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups

Steve Blank

For those of you who have been following the discussion, a Lean Startup is Eric Ries ’s description of the intersection of Customer Development , Agile Development and if available, open platforms and open source. The Customer Development process (and the Lean Startup) is one way to do that.

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Lean Business: Office Space – A Meditation

crowdSPRING Blog

Related posts: Lean startups: Office space for the 21st Century. Lean vs. Mean – Small Business and Responsibility. Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups.

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Speak at The Lean Startup Conference 2015

Startup Lessons Learned

What follows is a guest post by Kirsten Cluthe, the new Editorial Director of The Lean Startup Conference. With a career that’s spanned from the music industry to General Electric to the Olympics, Kirsten brings deep event programming experience to the Lean Startup team. As the editorial director for this year’s conference, I look forward to bringing the latest thinking on Lean Startup practices to the global community. What is your Lean Startup story?

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Guest Post: Want to move Corporate Innovation into Hyperdrive? Avoid These Three Pitfalls

Grasshopper Herder

Corporate Startup Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Change Management Entrepreneur Guest Post lean startup teamsGuest Blogger Valerie Vacante writes, "Avoid these three common pitfalls when pursuing corporate innovation.".

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Here’s What President of textPlus @Nanea Reeves Has to Say on Leadership, Mgmt, Women in Tech

Both Sides of the Table

Nanea Reeves has a storied career in senior leadership roles at technology companies. In our video we discussed leadership topics such as managing product and engineering teams, communication and company organization. Leadership Startup Lessons

Lean Business: Save Money, Save the Environment

crowdSPRING Blog

Lean Business: Office Space – A Meditation. Lean Business: Do Unto Others*. Lean business practices Small business entrepreneur entrepreneurship environment green inspiration leadership small biz small business smallbiz startup startups Strategy sustainability

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Lean vs. Mean – Small Business and Responsibility

crowdSPRING Blog

I have written often about strategies small business can use to operate modestly, spend wisely, and reduce cost by taking a lean approach to operations, marketing, and production. Lean Business Tips: Hiring Contractors for Fun and Profit(ability). Lean business practices Small business 401k benefits entrepreneur entrepreneurship health leadership lean business medical obamacare retirement small business smallbiz start-up startup startups Strategy

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Lean Thinking

SVPG

I held off a little on this because he has been working on a book which has just recently been published, called “ The Lean Startup ” and in this article I’d like to discuss the key concepts in the book and provide that mapping. One worry I had going into this book was that he might try to take the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and force fit them into a technology product innovation context, but he really doesn’t do this at all.

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Diversity is an Innovation Metric

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Continuous Improvement diversity ProductivityDiversity is a hot topic, but what is not often discussed is the fact that diverse teams are more innovative. Read more about why diversity is an innovation metric.

Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan On August 20, Eric will sit down with developer and Hut8Labs co-founder Dan Milstein for a webcast you can join to discuss “Getting Engineers Into the Lean Startup Cycle.” This conversation will be a great opportunity for engineers and engineering managers to learn more about implementing Lean Startup ideas. Dan and Eric will also talk about how engineers can contribute to containing uncertainty—including in the way they interact with leadership.

Guest Post: Introducing The Customer Happiness Canvas

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership business model canvas lean startup Product Management user experienceThe Customer Happiness Canvas is a tool for teams to visualize strategies for getting and keeping customers.

Lean Business: The Very Model of a Modern Spreadsheet

crowdSPRING Blog

Lean Marketing: Facebook advertising for newbies. Lean Business: Pivot Point. Lean business practices Resources Small business analysis data entrepreneur entrepreneurship leadership model pivot table small biz small business smallbiz spreadsheet start-up startup startups Strategy

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In the Lean In Era, Business And Tech Still Fail To Promote Women; 4 Ways To Fix The Problem Now 

YoungUpstarts

Women can lean in, education can push STEM, states may enact wage gap and family leave legislation. Get a mentor, network, don’t be a “bully broad,” be strategic, lean in, lower your voice, don’t be a “queen bee,” dress conservatively, and so on. by Douglas M.

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Lean Business: Why Comcast Stomps ADT’s Customer Service

crowdSPRING Blog

Small business customer service customer support entrepreneur entrepreneurship improv rule leadership say yes small biz small business smallbiz start-up startup startups StrategyCustomer service ain’t easy.

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Lean Business: Save Money, Save the Environment

crowdSPRING Blog

Lean vs. Mean – Small Business and Responsibility. Lean Business: The Very Model of a Modern Spreadsheet.

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Key Questions for Bringing Lean Startup to Established Companies

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. On October 8 at 10a PT, we’ll be talking about bringing Lean Startup methods to established companies, precisely the kinds of businesses that are most resistant to experimentation, even as they desperately need it. They didn’t pull any punches in telling us how difficult — and yet important — it can be to get leadership on board. So I’ll see internal development groups trying to apply Lean Startup methods.

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Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition

crowdSPRING Blog

Many NFPs operate in ways that would not be considered ‘business-like,’ AND these organizations, like their small, for-profit cousins, can benefit by leveraging the ideas and tools that we often discuss in the Lean Marketing series.

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Using The Startup Way to Turn Big Orgs into Lean Startups

Startup Lessons Learned

Written by Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co. He knew next to nothing about the engine but a good bit about entrepreneurial management, and GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Vice Chair Beth Comstock thought the insights he’d developed in The Lean Startup could ensure that the plan would succeed. Today, she is senior faculty at Lean Startup Co.

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Building on the Growth Mindset

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Entrepreneur Growth Hacking & MarketingOur new office plant inspires some thoughts about the growth mindset, entrepreneurship, and more. The post Building on the Growth Mindset appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

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Highlights from Our Webcast on Lean Startup for Engineers

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Last week, Eric sat down with developer Dan Milstein --one of the most popular speakers from the 2012 Lean Startup Conference --for a webcast conversation on getting engineers into the Lean Startup cycle. First Principles Eric began by offering a basic principle for engineers interested in exploring Lean Startup ideas: Start with yourself.

Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool

crowdSPRING Blog

Related posts: Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups. Lean Marketing 101: Giving good interview, or how to get a reporter to eat from your hand. Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition. Just about everybody has one.

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