Lean In

Lean In
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 0385349955
ISBN 13: 9780385349956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean In Book Review:

The #1 international best seller In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home. Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.

Lean in

Lean in
Author: Sheryl Sandberg,Nell Scovell
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0385353677
ISBN 13: 9780385353670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean in Book Review:

Expanded and updated for graduates just entering the workforce, a latest edition of a best-selling guide to finding and getting the most out of a first job shares professional advice for résumé writing, recommended interviewing practices and salary negotiation.

Leveraging Lean in Healthcare

Leveraging Lean in Healthcare
Author: Charles Protzman,George Mayzell,Joyce Kerpchar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN 10: 1439813868
ISBN 13: 9781439813867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leveraging Lean in Healthcare Book Review:

Winner of a 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award This practical guide for healthcare executives, managers, and frontline workers, provides the means to transform your enterprise into a High-Quality Patient Care Business Delivery System. Designed for continuous reference, its self-contained chapters are divided into three primary sections: Defines what Lean is and includes some interesting history about Lean not found elsewhere. Describes and explains the application of each Lean tool and concept organized in their typical order of use. Explains how to implement Lean in various healthcare processes—providing examples, case studies, and valuable lessons learned This book will help to take you out of your comfort zone and provide you with new ways to extend value to your customers. It drives home the importance of the Lean Six Sigma journey. The pursuit of continuous improvement is a journey with no end. Consequently, the opportunities are endless as to what you and your organization can accomplish. Forty percent of the authors’ profits from this book will be donated to help the homeless through two Baltimore charities. Praise for the book: ... well-timed and highly informative for those committed to creating deep levels of sustainable change in healthcare. — Peter B. Angood, MD, FACS, FCCM, Senior Advisor – Patient Safety, in National Quality Forum ... the most practical and healthcare applicable book I have ever read on LEAN thinking and concepts. — Gary Shorb, CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare ... well written ... an essential reference in the library of all healthcare leaders interested in performance improvement. — Lee M. Adler, DO, VP, Quality and Safety Innovation & Research, Florida Hospital, Orlando; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine ... a must read for all Leadership involved in healthcare. ... I can see reading this book over and over. — Brigit Zamora, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, Administrative Nurse Manager, Florida Hospital, Orlando

Lean Out

Lean Out
Author: Dawn Foster
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1910924032
ISBN 13: 9781910924037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean Out Book Review:

Sheryl Sandberg’s business advice book, Lean In, was heralded as a defining moment in attitudes to women in business. But for all its commercial success, it proposed a model of feminism that was individualistic and unthreatening to capital. In her powerful debut work Lean Out, acclaimed journalist Dawn Foster unpicks how the purportedly feminist message of Sandberg’s book neatly exempts patriarchy, capitalism and business from any responsibility for changing the position of women in contemporary culture. It looks at the rise of a corporate ‘1% feminism’, and at how feminism has been defanged and depoliticised at a time when women have borne the brunt of the financial crash and the gap between rich and poor is widening faster than ever. Surveying business, media, culture and politics, Foster asks whether this ‘trickledown’ feminism offers any material gain for women collectively, or acts as mere window-dressing PR for the corporations who caused the financial crash. She concludes that ‘leaning out’ of the corporate model is a more effective way of securing change than leaning in.

Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services

Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services
Author: Joyce Kerpchar,Charles Protzman,George Mayzell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 1482234505
ISBN 13: 9781482234503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services Book Review:

This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare that has demonstrated significant process and quality improvements after a Lean implementation. The result of implementing Lean in the surgical suite is a powerful and proven mix that enables members of cross-functional teams to improve their processes, efficiency, and financial performance. Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation provides a functional understanding of Lean processes and quality improvement techniques for the surgical department. This book is an ideal guide for healthcare executives, leaders, process improvement team members, and inquisitive frontline workers who want to implement and leverage Lean in the surgical suite. Supplying detailed descriptions of Lean tools and methodologies, it identifies powerful solutions specific to the needs of surgical services. The first section provides an overview of Lean concepts, tools, methodologies, and applications. The second section focuses on the application of Lean in the surgical services environment. Presenting numerous examples, stories, case studies, and lessons learned, it examines the normal operation of each area in the surgical suite and highlights the areas where typical problems occur. Next, the book walks readers through various Lean initiatives and demonstrates how Lean tools and concepts have been used to achieve lasting improvements to processes and quality of care. It also introduces actionable blueprints that readers can duplicate or modify for use in their own institutions. Illustrating leadership’s role in achieving departmental goals, this book will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of how Lean can be applied to achieve significant improvements throughout the entire continuum of care.

Lean In Construction

Lean In Construction
Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
Publsiher: AA Global Sourcing Ltd
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2014-05-04
ISBN 10: 1499357389
ISBN 13: 9781499357387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean In Construction Book Review:

Lean Construction is a way to do more and more with less and less; less effort, less equipment, less time and less space whilst providing customers with exactly what they want. A Lean system, process, and organisation is one that is waste free. Lean is not about size or number of people employed. A reduction in employees may cut costs, and eliminate the waste of those employees, but does not decrease the proportion of waste to value adding within the organisation or process. Most waste is through products waiting to be worked on by succeeding activities. Construction is possibly the last frontier for lean. Although manufacturing’s productivity has improved during the last 40 years, the construction industry has experienced a slight decline. Even though the construction world has embraced high-tech tools, we still manage projects the same way we always have, and we are still getting the same poor results. Less than 30 percent of projects come in on time, on budget, and within specification. The answers to improving construction productivity are not in more software or technology.

Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics

Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics
Author: Charles Protzman,Joyce Kerpchar,George Mayzell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 1482234246
ISBN 13: 9781482234244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics Book Review:

This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare—including emergency departments, medical laboratories, outpatient clinics, ancillary services, and surgical services—that has demonstrated significant process and quality improvements after a Lean implementation. Because ambulatory care settings play a significant role in the healthcare delivery system, it is important to understand how Lean concepts and tools can be used to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care. Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation provides a functional understanding of Lean processes and quality improvement techniques in an outpatient clinic environment. This book is an ideal guide for healthcare executives, leaders, process improvement team members, and inquisitive frontline workers who want to implement and leverage Lean in outpatient clinical settings. Supplying detailed descriptions of Lean tools and methodologies, it identifies powerful Lean solutions specific to the needs of outpatient facilities. The first section provides an overview of Lean concepts, tools, methodologies, and applications. The second section focuses on the application of Lean in the outpatient clinic environment. It presents illustrative examples of Lean deployments in primary care, GI, and preadmission testing clinics. The examples provide broad content which can be readily transferable to other outpatient clinic settings. Illustrating leadership’s role in achieving departmental goals, this book will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of how Lean can be applied to achieve significant improvements throughout the complete continuum of care.

Leveraging Lean in Medical Laboratories

Leveraging Lean in Medical Laboratories
Author: Charles Protzman,Joyce Kerpchar,George Mayzell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 1482234483
ISBN 13: 9781482234480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leveraging Lean in Medical Laboratories Book Review:

This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare that has demonstrated significant process and quality improvements after a Lean implementation. Lean principles can help medical laboratories drive up efficiencies and quality without increasing costs or compromising quality. Leveraging Lean in Medical Laboratories: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation provides a functional understanding of Lean laboratory processes and quality improvement techniques. This book is an ideal guide for healthcare executives, leaders, process improvement team members, and inquisitive frontline workers who want to implement and leverage Lean in medical laboratories. Supplying detailed descriptions of Lean tools and methodologies, it identifies powerful Lean solutions specific to the needs of the medical laboratory. The first section provides an overview of Lean concepts, tools, methodologies, and applications. The second section focuses on the application of Lean in the laboratory environment. Presenting numerous examples, stories, case studies, and lessons learned, it examines the normal operation of each area in the lab environment and highlights the areas where typical problems occur. Next, it walks readers through various Lean initiatives and demonstrates how Lean tools and concepts have been used to achieve lasting improvements to processes and quality of care. It also supplies actionable blueprints that readers can duplicate or modify for use in their own institutions. Illustrating leadership’s role in achieving departmental goals, this book will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of how Lean can be applied to achieve significant improvements throughout the entire continuum of care.

Leveraging Lean in the Emergency Department

Leveraging Lean in the Emergency Department
Author: Joyce Kerpchar,Charles Protzman,George Mayzell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 1482237326
ISBN 13: 9781482237320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leveraging Lean in the Emergency Department Book Review:

This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare that has demonstrated significant process and quality improvements after a Lean implementation. Emergency departments have become notorious for long wait times and questionable quality of care. By adopting Lean manufacturing concepts, hospitals can turn the emergency department into a valuable service for the hospital and the community it serves. Leveraging Lean in the Emergency Department: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation supplies a functional understanding of Lean emergency department processes and quality improvement techniques. It is ideal for healthcare executives, leaders, process improvement team members, and inquisitive frontline workers who want to implement and leverage Lean. Supplying detailed descriptions of Lean tools and methodologies, the book identifies powerful Lean solutions specific to the needs of the emergency department. The first section provides an overview of Lean concepts, tools, methodologies, and applications. The second section focuses on the application of Lean in the emergency department within the confines of the hospital or clinic. Presenting numerous examples, stories, case studies, and lessons learned, it examines the normal operation of each area in emergency departments and highlights the areas where typical problems occur. Next, the book walks readers through various Lean initiatives and demonstrates how Lean tools and concepts have been used to achieve lasting improvements to processes and quality of care. It also supplies actionable blueprints that readers can duplicate or modify for use in their own institutions. Illustrating leadership’s role in achieving departmental goals, this book will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of how Lean can be applied to achieve significant improvements throughout the entire continuum of care.

Leveraging Lean in Ancillary Hospital Services

Leveraging Lean in Ancillary Hospital Services
Author: Charles Protzman,Joyce Kerpchar,George Mayzell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 148223730X
ISBN 13: 9781482237306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leveraging Lean in Ancillary Hospital Services Book Review:

This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare that has demonstrated significant process and quality improvements after a Lean implementation. There are many departments within a hospital that support the primary function of caregiving and each can benefit from implementing Lean methodologies. Leveraging Lean in Ancillary Hospital Services: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation provides a functional understanding of Lean processes and quality improvement techniques in nutritional services, inpatient floors, pharmacy, and radiology. This book is ideal for healthcare executives, leaders, process improvement team members, and inquisitive frontline workers who want to implement and leverage Lean. Supplying detailed descriptions of Lean tools and methodologies, it identifies powerful Lean solutions specific to the needs of ancillary hospital services. The first section provides an overview of Lean concepts, tools, methodologies, and applications. The second section focuses on the application of Lean in the ancillary hospital services environment. Presenting numerous examples, stories, case studies, and lessons learned, it examines the normal operation of each area in radiology, pharmacy, and nutritional services and highlights the areas where typical problems occur. The case studies walk readers through various Lean initiatives and demonstrate how Lean tools and concepts have been used to achieve lasting improvements to processes and quality of care. It also introduces actionable blueprints that readers can duplicate or modify for use in their own institutions. Illustrating leadership’s role in achieving departmental goals, this book will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of how Lean can be applied to achieve significant improvements throughout the entire continuum of care.

Sustaining Lean in Healthcare

Sustaining Lean in Healthcare
Author: Michael Nelson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2011-05-20
ISBN 10: 1439840288
ISBN 13: 9781439840283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sustaining Lean in Healthcare Book Review:

Among the first books to focus on physician engagement during a Lean effort, Sustaining Lean in Healthcare: Developing and Engaging Physician Leadership explains how to ensure ongoing physician participation long after the consultant leaves. Dr. Michael Nelson, an early adopter of Lean in healthcare, explains how to use these synergic tools to achieve consistently high levels of quality and clinical care outcomes. The book begins with a Lean primer that provides a firm foundation in essential Lean concepts—including value stream maps, 6S, Kanban, Heijunka, and Gemba Walks. Next, it examines how to create a physician engagement plan and covers the specific responsibilities of physician leadership through the Lean transformation. Explaining what to look for when judging success, it provides numerous examples that demonstrate how to sustain success over the long term. Complete with tips for spotting the danger signs that might indicate your plan is off course, this book details time-tested techniques and strategies for reducing waste in healthcare. It supplies a methodology for establishing shared expectations of success with your medical team early on in the process, as well as a proven framework for simultaneous Lean deployment across multiple locations. Praise for the book: In this book , Dr. Nelson draws on his forty years of medical practice and his experience as an early adopter of Lean for healthcare, to identify a crucial piece to aligning healthcare organizations for success; Physician Engagement. ... Healthcare executives and clinicians will appreciate and learn from Dr. Nelson’s insight. —Robert Iversen, Director, Accenture Management Consulting ...Instead of writing another how-to book, Mike has taken the opportunity to provide insights that are sure to help any healthcare organization sustain the impact of its Lean engagement. —Rick Malik, Worldwide Director, ValuMetrix® Services, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics ... provides realistic estimates of timelines for projects, expected satisfaction, quality, and financial paybacks, as well as the time commitments required for Lean healthcare initiatives to become durable successes. —David Mann, PhD, Principal, David Mann Lean Consulting ... simplifies and organizes the steps needed to effectively and successfully take advantage of the significant contributions Lean management can make ... . —Edward D. Martin, MD, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Martin Blanck & Associates, Inc. Lean has become a critical predictor of successful systems going forward. Sustaining Lean in Healthcare is the book to get this done. —Stephen C. Beeson MD, Author of Engaging Physicians, A Manual to Physician Partnership

Lean in Unionized Environment

Lean in Unionized Environment
Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
Publsiher: AA Global Sourcing Ltd
Total Pages: 18248
Release: 2015-02-16
ISBN 10: 1508506752
ISBN 13: 9781508506751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean in Unionized Environment Book Review:

Lean is designed to reduce the seven "deadly forms of waste": defects, overproduction, over processing, wasted motion, inventory (work in process), transport/handling and waiting. Addressing any or all of these can help operations run more efficiently and therefore, be more competitive which is in the long-term best interest of job security. But, in my experience as a former union member and internal change agent and currently as an organizational change consultant, Lean implementation in union environments can be tricky. Here's why.

Applying Lean in Healthcare

Applying Lean in Healthcare
Author: Joe Aherne,John Whelton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439827400
ISBN 13: 9781439827406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Applying Lean in Healthcare Book Review:

Typically entrenched and systemic, healthcare problems require the sort of comprehensive solutions that can only be addressed by a change in culture and a shift in thinking. Applying Lean in Healthcare: A Collection of International Case Studies demonstrates how honest appraisal, intelligent planning, and vigilant follow-up have led to dramatic improvements in a variety of healthcare settings across the world. It teaches us how innovative organizations can find sustainable solutions to seemingly intractable problems by following a path guided by Lean Thinking. Lean methods may not solve every healthcare problem, but as these cases prove, changing a culture rather than personnel results in more effective sustainable change.

Lean in the Or

Lean in the Or
Author: Gerard Leone,Richard D. Rahn
Publsiher: Flow Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 0971303169
ISBN 13: 9780971303164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean in the Or Book Review:

Lean Out

Lean Out
Author: Marissa Orr
Publsiher: HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 159555775X
ISBN 13: 9781595557759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean Out Book Review:

Girl gangs reigning terror at Facebook, narcissistic overlords at Google . . . this is the backdrop of Lean Out, which takes readers on the journey of Marissa Orr, a single mom of three trying to find success in her fifteen-year career at the world’s top tech giants. Orr delivers an ambitious attempt to answer the critical question: What have we gotten wrong about women at work? “This book is a must-read for insights on the impact that reversing systemic gender biases can have on creating more diverse, healthier workplaces for both women and men.” --Joanne Harrell, Senior Director, USA Citizenship, Microsoft “This book will make you think differently about what it will take for women to succeed at the highest levels in American business.” --Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe Lean Out offers a new and refreshingly candid perspective on what it’s really like for today’s corporate underdogs. Based on both in-depth research and personal experiences, Orr punctures a gaping hole in today’s feminist rhetoric and sews it back up with compelling new arguments for the reasons more women don’t make it to the top and how companies can better incentivize women by actually listening to what they have to say and by rewarding the traits that make them successful. In Lean Out, Orr uncovers: Why our pursuit to close the gender gap has come at the expense of female well-being. The need to redefine success and change the way corporations choose their leaders. The way most career advice books targeting professional women seek to change their behavior rather than the system. Why modern feminism has failed to make any progress on its goals for equality. More than fifty years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the wage gap still hovers at 80 percent, and only 5 percent of CEOs in the Fortune 500 are women. Today, rising up the ranks in many companies still often means cutthroat, win-at-all-costs tactics, where being the loudest voice in the room is more important than being the person with the best ideas for moving the company forward. Not surprisingly, most women don’t want to play this game. An everyday working woman with a sardonic sense of humor, Orr is an endearing antihero who captures the voice for a new generation of women at work. Lean Out presents a revolutionary path forward, to change the life trajectories of women in the corporate world and beyond.

The Lean Book of Lean

The Lean Book of Lean
Author: John Earley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN 10: 1119096197
ISBN 13: 9781119096191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lean Book of Lean Book Review:

"The Lean Book of Lean provides a short introduction to a very topical subject, using everyday language and numerous examples to make the principles clear for any reader, at any level and from any sector"--

Summary: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Summary: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Summary: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Book Review:

Summary - Lean In

Summary - Lean In
Author: E. Z. - Summary
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781545309308
ISBN 13: 1545309302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Summary - Lean In Book Review:

Lean In: A Complete Summary!Lean In is a book written by American author Sheryl Sandberg, which talks about a subject that most of us are familiar with - women's rights. What do women's rights refer to in this book particularly? Well, first of all it is worth saying that this book is not some feminist book that solely talks about women's rights and how women should be treated better than they are now, although the book deals with the similar issues. In addition to describing the situation regarding women's status and then stating that things should be a lot better, Lean In also speaks about men. When talking about men, the author speaks about how they need to support women in every segment and aspect of life, so that the problem with equality is reduced in the best way possible. The core of this book is guidance to women composed of advice and tips on how to increase a woman's prospect of obtaining a better position in her area of expertise. This stems from the author's strong belief that if women truly want to be equal to men, they need to be able to succeed in all aspects of life, especially in their careers. Lean In also speaks about happiness, and says that it is very important for both women and men. Written in a unique manner in order to show "how a woman thinks," Lean In is an interesting read that provides a new perspective. It is not unique because it talks about women's rights, but rather because of how it explains that women, just like men, have the same right to success and have the same right to reach their own happiness and fulfillment. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get:- A summarized version of the book.- You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge.Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book.Get a copy, and learn everything about Lean In.

I'll Care for You

I'll Care for You
Author: Pat Simmons
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1492687650
ISBN 13: 9781492687658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I'll Care for You Book Review:

First in an emotional, poignant contemporary romance series that explores the challenges of being a caregiver, by acclaimed author Pat Simmons No caregiver should ever have to go it alone... Tabitha Knicely is overwhelmed with sorrow and exhaustion caring for her beloved great-aunt, whose dementia is getting worse. When her neighbor Marcus Whittington accuses Tabitha of elder neglect, he doesn't realize how his threats to have Aunt Tweet taken away add to Tabitha's pain. Then Marcus gets to know the exuberant elderly lady, and sees up close how hard Tabitha is fighting to keep everything together. Tabitha finds herself leaning on Marcus more and more. And he's becoming more than happy to share her burdens... What Readers Are Saying About Pat Simmons: "The most empowering story line of a family tied together by the power of unconditional love." "An awesome job of telling the story of a caregiver's daily struggle. Beautifully written, heart-wrenching romance that rates five shiny stars." "A powerful read that will tug at your heart."

Lean in the Classroom

Lean in the Classroom
Author: Vincent Wiegel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 0429671733
ISBN 13: 9780429671739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lean in the Classroom Book Review:

The current way of organizing education is not tenable in the coming decade. We need to address how we teach, how we organize schools, how we increase the effectiveness of learning, how we construct classrooms, and how we deploy new technologies. Lean management philosophy has been successfully applied across many industries – from manufacturing to healthcare, financial services, and construction. Recently, interest in Lean has steadily increased in the education sector, as it was originally introduced in that area’s administrative and support processes. Currently, the introduction of Lean and its potential in education is gaining wider exposure because of massive looming changes – for example, the introduction of technology in education (as EdTech within the traditional system and as MOOCs), demographic changes, budget pressure, new pedagogies, the entrance of more and more private providers, and changing demands of society and industry on the curriculum. What is missing is a joint framework that will allow schools, teachers, directors, and boards to harness the potential of these developments and then execute a strategy. Lean Education (LE) offers the potential to streamline the execution of strategy and teaching. It accelerates the development of new courses and studies that are closely aligned to the needs of students. It supports the integration of new technologies without overburdening teachers and staff. Lean in the Classroom brings all these elements together into a coherent framework so schools can make necessary changes in one concerted effort. Teaching, professional support, managing the daily work, and changing the way schools function are brought together as a schoolwide strategy to organize learning in a way that serves our students by making the most of their talents. This book is the first to define LE in all its aspects: course design, actual teaching and learning processes, school management, and the organization of supporting processes. It is firmly based on the Lean management philosophy in conjunction with pedagogy. The book draws on both scientific research in the field of Lean management in general and Lean education in particular. In addition, it is predicated on many years of hands-on experience applying Lean both inside and outside the education sector.