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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Words About Speaking
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss
Dwane taught an excellent 2 day Six Sigma class at the Oklahoma State HR Conference. He is a good teacher and I picked up many useful tools. It helped change my view of projects.
Jonas Goins 12 & 12
I consider Dwane the go-to-person when discussing change in HR processes and re-evaluating “how we do what we do.” He’s smart, perceptive and willing to challenge the status quo as we travel down the path in pursuit of excellence. In my role as Speaker Chair for the Louisiana Conference on HR, I also made it a point to make sure Dwane presents at our conference because, he is a dynamic and engaging speaker!
Robin Schooling Managing Director, Silver Zebras
I first met Dwane at the 2012 Ohio State HR Conference and got to hear him deliver the opening keynote at the Louisiana State HR Conference in April 2013. He’s a great speaker, smart and funny too. More than that though – he’s been a great friend to me on my visits to the United States. He encourages me to grow and he’s willing to give me the push that I need sometimes. I value that and appreciate him very much.
Doug Shaw International Consultant, Speaker and Writer. Specialising in Collaboration, Community Development and Creativity
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