I haven’t written in almost two years to this blog, my original intent was to journal the attempt to move my current Army organization to a more lean environment. At first it looked very challenging but somewhat promising. But like I said it’s been two years and no entries. Why?
One glaring reason is Covid, this basically sent everyone home to telecommute so there was no personal interaction for well over a year. Lean could still be learned and attempted together via remote possibilities – but it wasn’t.
Finally the real reason, which is why the title of this entry is 180 degrees is because the Army isn’t interested. I want to write about this failure and turn it into a success by documenting my Army life over the last almost 20 years. I’m in the middle of retiring from active duty and what I want to do is shift focus to capture more of my journey and efforts over the years and try as hard as I can to find the lean relevance along the way.
I hope you will stay tuned in and check back often because this might be relatable and possibly interesting to many. I know my journey has been my own, unique to my introspection and subjectivity but by letting the world gain insight to me I think it will prove to be not so unique. I hope that the following entries will seem like you wrote them, I want people to share in the commonality, laughter, tears, failures and triumphs as if they are yours.