GA 152 | TWI, Kata, and Respect for People with Skip Steward and Brandon Brown

This week’s guests are Skip Steward and Brandon Brown. We had the pleasure of interviewing them while attending the KataCon/TWI Summits in San Diego. They both shared a lot of valuable insight with us regarding TWI, Kata, Respect for People, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Skip and Brandon’s backgrounds (4:00)
  • Quotes that inspire them (5:01)
  • About Baptist Memorial Health Care’s journey (6:47)
  • What Toyota Kata is all about (9:46)
  • About fall precautions in a hospital setting (14:40)
  • Successes and challenges (17:05)
  • A powerful personal anecdote (19:08)
  • Advice to those at the beginning of their lean journeys (23:53)
  • What “Respect for People” means to them (28:45)
  • The best advice they’ve ever received (31:22)
  • What they are most proud of as it relates to lean (33:52)
  • Book recommendations (36:28)
  • Final words of wisdom (38:12)

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