GA 166 | How to “Win” at Lean with Paul Critchley

This week’s guest is Paul Critchley, a lean consultant with a diverse background. Paul and Ron discussed some of the roadblocks organizations typically experience on their lean journeys, as well as what it means to be “winning” at lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Paul (3:19)
  • Paul’s background (4:49)
  • What lean is and isn’t (9:56)
  • The kinds of roadblocks Paul has seen (16:18)
  • How to “win” at lean (19:37)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Paul (22:28)
  • The best advice Paul has ever received (28:37)
  • An anecdote about a potential client (30:05)
  • What Paul is most proud of as it relates to lean (36:17)
  • The books Paul has read recently (36:58)
  • The skill or knowledge area Paul feels he needs to improve (39:17)
  • Paul’s final words of wisdom (41:31)

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