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The Going Lean Fieldbook by Stephen A. RUFFA

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CHAPTER 10

Rethinking Tradition

EXPERTS IN FIELDS ranging from fitness to finance often point out that it is difficult to achieve success if you cannot first visualize it in your mind. Establishing a clear picture of precisely what success looks like offers a powerful means for staying the course when things get difficult. Like a beacon on the horizon, this vision of success serves as a guide, pointing to the final destination at each point along the way.

How does this relate to going lean? In many ways, advancing in lean maturity presents similar challenges: The journey can be long (particularly for vast, complex businesses, as described at the beginning of this book); it requires discipline and constancy of purpose; and it is easy to get derailed ...

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