First, there was The Shingo Prize . . .
Next came The Silver Toaster Award . . .
Now, The KaiZone is proud to bring to you the first ever year-end Leany Awards, for excellence in Lean blogging! In this very special, better-late-than-never edition of The KaiZone Friday Favorites, we’re going to take a look back and recognize the top author, blog and post of the full-year for 2014.
How the Winners Were Chosen
Each and every morning, I kick-start my day by reading the new posts from more than 60 blogs in the world of Lean and continuous improvement. See the full list on the Best of Lean Blogroll.
Every few weeks, I select the ten most original, thoughtful and entertaining posts to bring to you the TheKaiZone Friday Favorites.
In July of 2014, we took time out to celebrate the half-year Leany Award winners, and the judging criteria will remain the same.
To select the best-of-the-nest, I’ve assigned a point total to each of the 190 posts to appear on the Friday Favorites over the past year. For each edition, 10 points were given to first place, 9 points for second, 8 points for third, etc . . . I then totaled up all the points from each of the 19 KaiZone Friday Favorites this year to determine the Leany Award winners for the top Lean Blog Author and top Lean Blog of the year for 2014.
On the other hand, selecting the Leany Award for the best single post was a completely subjective exercise by yours truly, based on the pieces that I found most impactful over the past year. Sorry . . . my blog, my rules . . . 🙂
And now that the formalities are out of the way, it’s time to award the Leany Award to the top Lean blogger of 2014! [Read more…]