3 Tips for Overcoming Confirmation Bias

Making decisions is an important part of being human.  Some decisions, like which shirt to wear today, aren’t all that important.  But other decisions, like which person to marry, are incredibly important. And, to be sure, we continuous improvement practitioners are also faced with lots of hard decisions.  Should we

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GA 271 | Scientific Thinking as a Lifestyle with Panos Efsta

This week’s guest is Panos Efsta. Ron and Panos discussed the value of scientific thinking, confirmation bias, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A quote that inspires Panos (1:46) Panos’s background (2:30) About Seeing to Understand (4:37) What

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A Surprisingly Simple Gemba Story

During a recent workshop, a customer asked me to share some inspiring Lean conversion stories. It was an impromptu request. I did my best but didn’t quite nail it. In hindsight, I think there is a difference between stories about Lean that inspire people who are just getting started or not

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Creating Range Through Exploration

Last weekend I powered through David Epstein’s new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The book has received rave reviews from the likes of Daniel Pink, who calls it “an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.”  Through numerous stories and data,

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GA 270 | The Simplicity of Lean with Philip Holt

This week’s guest is Philip Holt. Philip discussed the books he’s written, the concept of “mosquito leadership,” and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Philip (2:17) Philip’s background (3:31) Philip’s favorite Jon Miller story

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GA 269 | Establishing a Standard Behavior with Skip Steward

This week’s guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip had a long conversation all about healthcare and the transformative powers of TWI, Toyota Kata, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The two quotes that inspire Skip (3:31)

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