Growth Mindset versus Fixed Mindset

Posted by Candice Weingartner on December 11th, 2017

Please take a moment to review Volker Balleuder’s thoughts on the book Growth Mindsets by Carol Dweck.


Lean Yellow Belt Training as Part of CPS/CPM Classes

Posted by Candice Weingartner on December 6th, 2017

Members of the Certified Public Supervisor and Certified Public Manager classes are currently working on their Lean Yellow Belt Certification.  This is a large group (over 100) so the events are being held at the Army National Guard Training Complex in Pembroke.  The large group was broken out into smaller groups so they could all participate in Lean Events to earn their belts.  Green and Black Belt facilitators are assisting with this multi-day event and there is lots of Lean learning going on!  More information will be posted after the next session.



Lean Methodology Helps California County Probation Process

Posted by NHDES on November 17th, 2017

This is another example of how Lean can really be applied anywhere.

This article describes how Lean can save the Riverside County probation department time, as well ensure that they are consistent with their requirements and improve staff morale.

Check out the article below for more information:

Operational excellence

Posted by Heather Barto on October 20th, 2017

Sample of operational excellence in government. Connects to Lean work nicely.

Free webinar from GBMP (10-17-2017 3pm)

Posted by Heather Barto on October 16th, 2017

“Tea Time with The Toast Dude Webinar” Gemba Guidelines with GBMP’s Bruce Hamilton

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM


​Going to the “Gemba,” the place where the work is done, has become a popular practice for many top managers. But why do we go? What are we looking for? How can we promote and support kaizen through these visits to the floor? ​

Focusing on both the social and technical aspects of operational excellence, Bruce’s Gemba Guidelines provide a simple PDCA cycle for managers that will prepare them to unlock the brilliance of their team members and create a system and culture of initiative and accountability.

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