The Evolution of Lean: Is there a Silver Bullet? The recent history of process improvement feels like a stream of silver bullets, each purported to be the missing piece needed to elevate our organizations to world-class performance. In my view, some of the concepts are essential and others are just garbage. The biggest problem is the Slash & Burn mentality that creates a "done that" behavior for earlier learning and treats newer discoveries as Silver Bullets. What really works? Let's discuss it during June's webinar.