Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Business Magazine publishes an article about LSI

Did you know that Business in Vancouver - one of the most respected business magazine here in Vancouver - has recently published an article about LSI?  In case you didn't see it, here it is.

BIV-LeanManufacturing

Monday, December 28, 2009

Where next?

Where is LSI going next?  Well, there are many events coming up in January 2010, but the very first trip is an event in San Francisco area, conducted by David Koichi Chao, followed by programs in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Toronto - virtually back-to-back.  Fun never stops.


Beautiful downtown San Francisco (photo taken at the last LSI session in November)

Belgium Problem Solving Executive Program

Want a glimpse of how we conduct an Executive Program?  Take a look at a short, entertaining video clip of our most recent Executive Problem Solving session held in Belgium, delivered by Master Coach David Koichi Chao and Senior Lean Coach Bob Low.


Some innovative and imaginative "ice breakers" were part of the session!

Belgium Problem Solving Exec Program

Where have we been?

Busy schedule is the "norm" at Lean Sensei, primarily because our programs are held in so many locations throughout the world.  Reflecting back on the past few months, we have been to various Canadian cities (Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg) as well to some European and Asian cities.  Travelling to Singapore, Japan, Germany and Belgium certainly wasn't easy but we definitely learned a lot and hope that our participants have appreciated our lean programs in those cities.  Hightlight? - visiting Porsche, Audi, BMW, and Volvo factories in Europe in mid-December.


LSI took more than 20 people to Japan in late Nov


Followed by an Executive Program in Singaore


Then LSI delivered a problem solving workshop in Belgium


Which was accompanied by a visit to places like Audi Museum

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another Blackbelt Graduation!

With more than 2,000 people graduated from LSI's Lean Certification program over the last decade, you'd think that final day of graduation for Blackbelt is "just another event."  Definitely not, because Blackbelt is LSI's top-tier program - designed to create the most advanced lean advisors - and the program openly encourages Blackbelts to be creative and imaginative.  Witness the most recent graduates of the Blackbelt program, who went out of their way to bring challenge, imagination, and "wow" factor to the final day of the program.  During Blackbelt's final presentation day, we saw everything from "Karate demonstration" to "orange peeling contest." There never is a dull day at LSI's Blackbelt session!




Karate Demonstration!


LSI's Master Coach David Chao competes with
LSI's Executive Coach Andrew McFadyen in
orange cutting/peeling contest! (guess who won?)


Blackbelt class of Winter 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Have a wonderful holiday!