Individuals are like factories: they transform raw inputs into something of greater value for a customer. And like factories, waste creeps into all aspects of their work. This book demonstrates how to apply lean principles and tools to the individual. Key concepts such as visual management, flow, pull, 5S, and kaizen all have an analog in individual work. The application of these concepts at the individual level results in the same kind of benefits: greater efficiency, less waste, and improved focus on customer value. Learning how to apply these principles to individual work will enable people to immediately improve their personal productivity while developing the deeper skills that will help them continue to grow. Readers will learn a practical, step-by-step approach to applying lean principles to their own work, including real-world examples to illustrate how these principles have been applied across a wide range of industries.