GA 118 | How to Use Lean and Zen to Become a Better Leader with Kevin Meyer

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Today’s guest is our own Kevin Meyer, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy. Kevin and Ron discussed Kevin’s new book, The Simple Leader, in which Kevin describes his career thus far and shares a lot of valuable insight related to continuous improvement, Zen, leadership, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What Kevin has been up to, including his new book The Simple Leader (2:47)
  • The quote that inspires Kevin (3:55)
  • About Kevin’s personal leadership journey (5:10)
  • About Fundamentals, part one of Kevin’s book (9:01)
  • About Reconnect, part two (10:33)
  • About Create, part three (12:18)
  • About Lead, part four (14:17)
  • About Clarify, part five (17:28)
  • About Simplify, part six (19:18)
  • About Improve, part seven (21:42)
  • About Grow, part eight (24:05)
  • Why Kevin wrote the book and who it’s written for (26:46)
  • What’s in store for Gemba Academy (28:15)
  • How Kevin felt when he held the first published copy of his new book (31:22)

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