GA 125 | How to Introduce Lean with Dalton Prather

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Today’s guest is Dalton Prather, a Lean Coordinator who is at the beginning of his continuous improvement journey. Dalton shared his approach to introducing lean, his goals for the future, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Dalton’s background and how he first learned about continuous improvement (3:43)
  • The quote that inspires Dalton (6:06)
  • How Dalton introduced lean to a new department (7:04)
  • The approach Dalton used (9:20)
  • What lean success looks like to Dalton (10:42)
  • How his video camera technique was received (13:47)
  • The roadblocks Dalton has encountered (16:08)
  • How Dalton has overcome them (18:15)
  • What Dalton would say to his past self (19:24)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Dalton (26:10)
  • The best advice Dalton has ever received (27:08)
  • Dalton’s personal productivity habit (27:56)
  • What has surprised Dalton in the last year of practicing lean (29:34)
  • What Dalton does to recharge and refocus (30:32)
  • Dalton’s goals for the next few months (31:11)

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