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During our conversation Greg and I explore how he and his company got started with their lean journey. We also talk about some of their challenges and how he and his team are trying to overcome them.
As you’ll hear Greg is extremely passionate and doesn’t hold back in sharing his thoughts.
And, as I mention during the opening of the show, you may not agree with everything Greg says, or how he says it, but I think it’s valuable to hear various perspectives on how others approach continuous improvement.
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In this episode you’ll learn:
- Greg’s background and how Xylem got started with their lean journey
- Greg’s favorite quote
- Why culture change is so important to Xylem
- The role Fastcap and Paul Akers played in inspiring Xylem to explore continuous improvement
- Why staying humble is so important
- What the Xylem values are and why they’re a little “gritty”
- Some of the challenges Greg and Xylem have experienced and how they’re trying to overcome them
- What consciousness and intention have to do with culture change
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- Register for the AME Conference (Use Code GEMBA10 to save 10%)
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