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
This week’s guest is Ria Story, author, speaker, coach, and wife of last week’s guest Mack Story. Ria shared her incredibly inspirational background with us, and explained how to be resilient. This episode does mention some serious adult topics. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.
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.
There are things you should do yourself and other things you should pay someone else to do It seems that, for many people, there is no uncertainty about which category lawn maintenance falls into. This is why lawn maintenance companies are plentiful in most communities. Let’s face it, there are
This week’s guest is Katie Anderson, a continuous improvement consultant and coach. Katie and Ron discussed Japanese culture and the versatility of A3 thinking. Katie also shared a “State of the Union” address on lean in the west. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In
This week we have three guests: Karyn Ross, Elaine Camm, and Oliver Thompson. Karyn, a past podcast guest, provides virtual coaching to Elaine and Oliver, who are UK-based. The group discussed their lean journeys and the nature of virtual coaching. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download
Over the past decade or two I’ve become very aware of the importance of depth of knowledge, and how technology has changed our ability to obtain that depth. Reading books and newspaper articles has been replaced with news soundbites. superficially-researched blog posts (uh… ahem…), and 140 character tweets. I grew
In this week’s episode, Ron talks all about fear and why it’s so problematic. He also shares his own three strategies for driving fear out of your organization. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A Gemba Academy update (1:10) The
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
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