GA 075 | The Lean Frontiers Mission with Jim Huntzinger and Dwayne Butcher

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In today’s episode guests Dwayne Butcher and Jim Huntzinger of Lean Frontiers explain their company’s approach to lean training. Lean Frontiers holds special niche conferences that hone in on how lean applies to various disciplines and aspects of an organization.

An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that most inspires Jim (4:04)
  • All about Lean Frontiers (6:52)
  • Whether or not “lean” is a good label (11:50)
  • Why Lean Frontiers is dedicated to breaking down “silo thinking” (14:12)
  • Where Lean Frontiers is going next (17:55)
  • What Jim and Dwayne hope to accomplish in the future (24:27)
  • Advice for maximizing your time at the conferences(s) (29:48)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Jim (33:15)
  • The best advice Jim and Dwayne have ever received (34:04)
  • Jim’s personal productivity habit (35:47)
  • What has surprised Jim in his last year of practicing lean (36:28)
  • How Dwayne and Jim recharge and refocus (37:14)
  • The skills they feel they need to improve (38:23)

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