Category: Leadership

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GA 197 | How to Use Continuous Improvement in Untraditional Settings with Veronica Silva

This week’s guest is Veronica Silva. Veronica shared some great stories of how she’s used continuous improvement in all different kinds of settings, including bartending and banking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Veronica’s background (1:44) Veronica’s training days (3:41)

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GA 195 | How to Manage a Career Change with Thomas Frederick

This week’s guest is Thomas Frederick. Tom explained what it was like to switch careers from teaching/coaching to healthcare, applying lean along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Tom (4:50) Tom’s background (6:25) His

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GA 194 | How to Teach the Art of Continuous Improvement with Attila Dobai

This week’s guest is Attila Dobai. Attila’s background is in the service industry, and he shared some of his stories with us…specifically about the people-side of continuous improvement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Attila (3:01)

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GA 193 | How to Leverage Pull Learning with Steve Cole and Carl Sanders-Edwards

This week’s guests are Steve Cole and Carl Sanders-Edwards. Steve and Carl explained pull learning, including what it means and why it’s so effective. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quotes that inspire Steve and Carl (3:03) Steve’s background

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Preparing for Reflection

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey I’ve written before about how I’ve worked hard to develop a practice of reflection… daily, monthly, and annually.  In doing so I’ve become convinced it is one of the most effective tools of effective leaders. 

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GA 192 | How to Use Visual Management with Julie Lushbough

This week’s guest is Julie Lushbough. Julie works for Hallmark and shared her lean journey with us, including her experience using visual management. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A quote that inspires Julie (2:42) Julie’s background (3:59) What Julie

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GA 191 | How to Reflect on the Roles of Fear and Love in Continuous Improvement with Renée Smith

This week’s guest is Renée Smith, a Lean Transformation Services Director for the State of Washington. Renée shared her fascinating findings on fear, love, and their roles in continuous improvement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires

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GA 190 | How to Use Lean in Software Development vs. Operations with Tom and Mary Poppendieck

This week’s guests are Tom and Mary Poppendieck. Tom and Mary discussed the role that lean plays in software development, versus in more traditional operational contexts. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Tom and Mary (2:16)

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GA 188 | How to Understand the Components of Kata with Brandon Brown

This week’s guest is Brandon Brown. Brandon provided us with a comprehensive breakdown of both the improvement and coaching katas, in anticipation of our upcoming kata course. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brandon’s background (5:52) The quotes that inspire

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