Category: Productivity

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GA 179 | How to Leverage Continuous Improvement in the Office with Jim Pecoraro

This week’s guest is consultant Jim Pecoraro. Jim and Ron discussed applying continuous improvement beyond manufacturing, specifically in an office or otherwise administrative context. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quotes that inspires Jim (3:12) Jim’s background (3:57) About

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GA 177 | How to Think Like Toyota with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie talked about their new book The Toyota Engagement Equation and about their personal lean journeys. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their backgrounds (5:37) Why they wrote The Toyota Engagement

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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 172 | How to Apply Lean Through Virtual Coaching with Karyn Ross and EKemp

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

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GA 168 | How to Leverage Change Intelligence with Barbara Trautlein

This week’s guest is Barbara Trautlein, the founder of Change Catalysts. Barbara and Ron discussed change management, specifically why change fails and how people define failure. Barbara also explained the concept of Change Intelligence, and how it can help us all be better leaders. An MP3 version of this episode

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GA 166 | How to “Win” at Lean with Paul Critchley

This week’s guest is Paul Critchley, a lean consultant with a diverse background. Paul and Ron discussed some of the roadblocks organizations typically experience on their lean journeys, as well as what it means to be “winning” at lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 165 | Lean in the Auto Collision Industry with Chris Norris

This week’s guest is Chris Norris, a lean practitioner in the auto collision industry. Chris explained how he’s applied lean at several different companies, and what he’s learned over the years. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A quote that inspires

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