GA 131 | How to Develop a Well-Rounded Approach to Lean with Chad Vincent

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Today’s guest is Chad Vincent, a Lean Leader with an extremely diverse background and a lot of coaching experience. Ron and Chad discussed Chad’s work applying lean in several different industries, and what he has learned along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Chad’s background and how he first learned about continuous improvement (3:33)
  • The quotes that inspire Chad (5:16)
  • How long Chad has been practicing lean, and in what industries (7:35)
  • How this variety has impacted Chad’s approach to lean (13:18)
  • The difference between plant level and executive level practitioners (16:34)
  • Chad’s coaching philosophies (21:02)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Chad (24:06)
  • The best advice Chad has ever received (25:50)
  • Chad’s personal productivity habit (27:02)
  • What has surprised Chad in the last year (29:35)
  • What Chad does to recharge and refocus (31:04)

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