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Dwane's been fortunate enough to speak to groups large and small across the country and share his passion. Find out where he's been and where he'll be.

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Because who has time to waste (or money)? Learn the basics of Lean, how to use the most common tools, and how to then leverage them to bring an element of process excellence to their HR department.

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The Next Book Drops Spring 2020:

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Books on the DL

Dwane’s written a book or two.  You can check out his published works and even get a copy of your very own.

Videos On The DL

See what Dwane’s been up to on YouTube:  Conference Sessions, webinars, swag walks, even some charity happenings!

Social On The DL

You can follow Dwane on FB and the Twitters @dwanelay.

Materials On The DL

Dwane’s always on the lookout for great resources on transactional process improvement. If you are too, here’s the “must-read list.”

Words About Words

Check Out These Book Reviews

  • Tim Sackett, SPHR

    Dwane has written what should be required reading for every HR Pro and student of HR. In HR we love processes… Lean HR gives you the insight you need to continue to love processes, without making HR more complex. Great, easy to read, straight forward style.

  • Tony Murray, SPHR

    This book is not just for HR or those new to LEAN and process improvement. It is a must read for every CEO and COO. Dwane nailed it – be prepared to change the way you think.

  • Dr. Daniel Crosby

    Dwane Lay makes an important addition to the HR literature by seamlessly applying principles gleaned from more operational sides of the business to the messiness of managing people…in a way that is readable and accessible.

  • John Sumser

    Dwane Lay practices what he preaches. Lean HR is a lean book. It’s chock fill of the wisdom of the trenches while guiding the reader to the most important tools and concepts. This is a filed manual for optimizing the processes and outputs of your HR shop. Think of it as a guide for HR people who want to continue to work in the field.”

  • William Tincup

    Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Guccione, Andy Warhol and Dwane Lay were having lunch one day at a local diner… Dwane was regaling the group with his most recent transatlantic exploits when the subject of this book came up. He told them what I’ll tell you. Two words… life changing. That’s all folks… buy it, read it, live it, share it. Do yourself and humanity a favor. By the way, Bob picked up the check that morning. He’s that guy.

  • Travis A. Sinquefield

    As someone who is new to Lean principles and concepts, Dwane Lay does an excellent job of explaining how to apply Lean to not only HR but any project or department that is looking to improve efficiency and reduce waste. An excellent resource for any HR professional.

  • Bryan Wempen

    Dwane outlines the process for success that can be applied to projects, workforce, change management and many actual living life better applications of his concepts.

  • China Gorman

    Dwane is the Lean HR guy. Period. If you’ve heard him speak at a conference you know this. If you haven’t, trust me. Dwane knows process improvement and HR.  When I’m a CEO again, Dwane will be my COO.

  • Heather Bussing

    What if you could get rid of the processes and procedures that waste your time and make your job harder? What if you could think about the way you work in a new way, a way that makes you better and more effective at what you do? What if all this even saved time, resources, and money? Dwane Lay’s experience, sensibility and great sense of humor show you how to start and how to get there.

  • Kris Dunn

    One thing HR isn’t great at is taking the BS out of any process. HR people are famous for adding structure and process to just about anything, with the rationalization that it makes the target “more fair” or “easier to use”. That’s where Dwane Lay comes in. A classically trained Six Sigma ninja, Dwane turns “lean” concepts into easy to understand tools to help HR pros get to what’s real – and what people will actually use. Highly recommended!

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