2019 Bella Englebach ~ How to Say Yes When Your Gut Tells You to Say No - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

How to Say Yes When Your Gut Tells You to Say No


Presented By:

Bella Englebach


As lean leaders, we must encourage visibility of problems and creative and innovative ways to solve problems.  To do that, we need to overcome our natural tendencies to discount problems and discourage new ideas.  Fortunately, we can understand why we do this, and more importantly, learn ways to encourage employees to share problems and develop truly innovative solutions.


In This Session You Will Learn…

  • Why our brains are wired to protect us from “bad news” and new ideas
  • Why our “guts” can lead us astray, even when we think we are relying on data
  • How to ensure innovative ideas are not killed before they have a chance to develop
  • You will practice using a fun tool that you can put to work to improve your lean culture, as soon as you are back in the office

About the Facilitator:

Bella Englebach aims to build continuous improvement cultures with lean product development practices. Her career in pharmaceuticals spanned discovery, clinical development, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, and business process consultancy.

She is a Creative Problem-Solving facilitator, and recently served for two terms as a member of Board of Directors of the Lean Product and Process Development Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the principles of lean product development across industries