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Playing the Blame Game and Struggles of a New Lean Leader: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Dec. 8, 2023
Also, how to recharge a stagnant leadership culture and the obstacles to greater reshoring.

Leadership topics led the way in this week's IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads. Articles about the struggles of a new lean leader and a stagnant leadership culture were the most-consumed articles over the past seven days. Other topics of interest included reshoring, a poor CEO practice and a Fisker lawsuit. The full Top 10 list follows, plus one Editor's Choice. 

Tackling Resistance When You're the New Lean Leader: Struggling to get buy-in so you can start building continuous-improvement culture? Here's a roadmap.

When Your Business Is Growing but Your Leadership Culture Is Stagnant: Too often, the answer to early success is having everyone work harder and longer.

'Passing the Blame Torch' Is a CEO Practice That Should Die: A culture of teamwork, not competition, breeds better performance.

ISM Report: Manufacturing Continues to Contract in November: Two of the six biggest manufacturing industries reported growth in November, notes the report.

What Are the Obstacles to Reshoring? US manufacturing is moving in the right direction, but too slowly.

Ford Expects Higher Per-Car Costs Than GM From UAW Deals: CFO Lawler: ‘Now it’s our job to go off and drive productivity and efficiencies.’

How to Keep Your Gemba Walks Fresh: It’s a challenge to keep the traditional tools we use for continuous improvement or lean efforts fresh and meaningful.

Shareholder Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Fisker: The case claims the electric vehicle company failed to disclose shortcomings in its financial reporting processes.

The ‘Self-Help’ Mantra Gains Followers Heading Into 2024: With the outlook for growth growing fuzzier, leadership teams are focused on efficiencies and optimization. Says one banker: ‘We see a lot of opportunity with a lot of execution risk.’

Updated: Clorox Cyberattack Cost $356 Million: The bleach manufacturer begins the cleanup process to fully repair damage from an attack first reported in mid-August that slowed production and caused product shortages.

Editor's Choice

So That Happened: All Aboard for US Steel, Recalls by the Numbers: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and how to boost recycling and teaching computers to be lazier and more human-like.

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