GA 102 | Sustaining Your Lean Journey with William Harvey

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Today’s guest is William Harvey, a former U.S. Marine with over a decade of experience in the printing and consumer packaging industries. William and Ron discuss strategy and culture, specifically what it takes to keep a lean journey going. This An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires William (4:04)
  • About William’s background (5:12)
  • How to sustain your learn journey (7:32)
  • The best way to recruit new talent (11:12)
  • What William looks for when assessing an organization (13:20)
  • The tool that’s been the most helpful to William (15:20)
  • William’s customer service anecdote (16:51)
  • What “Respect for People” means to William (21:17)
  • The best advice William has ever received (22:39)
  • William’s personal productivity habit (23:20)
  • What has surprised William in the last year of practicing lean (25:28)
  • What William does to recharge and refocus (26:33)
  • The knowledge or skill area William feels he needs to improve (27:04)
  • William’s favorite Paul Akers lesson (28:30)

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In your opinion, what is the key to keeping the momentum of a lean journey going?