GA 083 | Getting the Board on Board with Lean with Jamie Flinchbaugh

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Today’s guest is Jamie Flinchbaugh, a return guest who I caught up with at the Summit on Lean Leadership. An extremely experienced lean thinker, author, and consultant, Jamie and I discussed the critical role of the board and other C-suite executives in a lean implementation. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Jamie’s background and what he’s up to these days (3:46)
  • The quote that inspires Jamie (4:27)
  • All about the intersection of lean and the board (5:25)
  • The two main challenges the board faces (8:11)
  • The best advice Jamie has ever received (16:48)
  • Jamie’s personal productivity habit (18:09)
  • What Jamie does to recharge (19:20)
  • The area Jamie feels he needs to improve (20:10)

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