Ron Pereira

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The SELF Journal

I, along with several of my Gemba Academy colleagues, have started to experiment with something called the SELF Journal. Upon first glance the SELF Journal looks like your normal day planner.  And it does a great job of helping you plan and manage your day.  But that’s not what drew

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Drive Out Fear

Drive out fear.  Dr. Deming told us this many years ago when he published his famous 14 Principles. Most of us have heard these words. Most of us probably think we understand these words. And, I bet, most “actively practicing” lean thinkers probably think they’re doing a decent job at

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Get the Facts

Without sounding overly dramatic I’m fairly certain my content development team and I are working on the most important Gemba Academy course we’ve ever produced. This new course will be focused on the Job Relations (JR) aspect of TWI (Training Within Industry).  As an aside, we’ve actually released some good JR

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When Opportunity & Job Instruction Meet

We’re just finishing up another awesome week of TWI Training here in the lovely state of Virginia. Specifically, we’re completing live Job Relations (JR) and Job Methods (JM) training with a room full of Gemba Academy students. We conducted the JR side of the training in the mornings and then

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Our Job Instruction Course is Available!

We’re really excited to announce that our Job Instruction (JI) course was soft launched this week.  I say “soft launch” because we’re still adding the course to our Learning System platform, but our Learning Library customers can now access the course. By the way, if you’re not currently a Gemba

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TWI Job Instruction Course Coming Soon!

We’re breaking new ground at Gemba Academy this week as we run our first “live” training class.  Specifically, 10 students (9 after the flu took one out of commission on Tuesday) have come together here in the DFW area to learn all about the TWI Job Instruction process across 5

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The Obstacle is the Way

Our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. -Marcus

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Two Productivity Hacks Worth Trying Today

Producing a weekly podcast takes a lot of work.  We have to find guests, figure out what we’ll talk about, schedule the interview, do the interview, edit the episode, write up the show notes for the episode before, finally, releasing the episode to the world.  By the way, if you love continuous

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If Not You, Who?

I was fortunate enough to speak at a FedEx leadership team meeting yesterday which was a ton of fun! Before I spoke I was able to hear a few presentations including an awesome talk by our great friend and fellow lean thinker, Jamie Parker.  By the way, Jamie is presenting a

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