Category: Book Review

Total 52 Posts

GA 176 | How to Be a Transformative Leader with Amir Ghannad

This week’s guest is Amir Ghannad, author and leadership specialist. Amir talked about his book, The Transformative Leader, and explained the differences between change and transformation. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Amir (4:49) Amir’s background

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GA 174 | How to Foster Leadership in the Blue-Collar Workforce with Mack Story

This week’s guest is consultant and speaker Mack Story. Mack talked about his experiences sharing leadership development skills with the blue-collar workforce. This is a powerful episode that really sheds light on what it means to be a leader. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 170 | How to See Past the Numbers with Bill Waddell

This week we’re sharing an inspiring keynote by Bill Waddell from the 2015 Lean Leadership Week. Bill explains how the concepts of fuzzy logic, globalization, and basic morality intersect, and why lean is ultimately all about people. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 159 | Lean and Profitability with Jim Lancaster

Today’s guest is Jim Lancaster, CEO of Lantech. Ron and Jim discussed Lantech’s fascinating history and lean journey, including the obstacles they’ve faced over the years. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Jim (4:02) Jim’s background

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GA 156 | The Current State of Lean in Healthcare with Mark Graban and Joe Swartz

This week’s guests are Mark Graban and Joe Swartz, both leaders in lean healthcare. They discussed the past and current states of lean in healthcare, as well as their upcoming workshop, Kaizen Live. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Mark’s background

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GA 147 | How to Succeed at Value Stream Mapping with Beau Keyte

This week’s guest is Beau Keyte, an author and performance improvement coach with an impressive background. Ron and Beau discussed both editions of The Complete Lean Enterprise, the evolution of Value Stream Mapping, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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A Time to Read and Reflect

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on the past and plan for the future.  An arbitrary time, which has always bothered me.  We should really be doing this in a continual fashion.  I try, with daily, monthly, and quarterly reflection, but I’ll admit that the end of

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