GA 425 | Lean and Racing with Beau Briggs

This week’s guest is Beau Briggs. Beau described his racing career and his family business, and how lean has been a part of both journeys. This is a particularly unique episode you won’t want to miss. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 423 | Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Michael

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GA 422 | Getting Lean Buy-In with Adam Marsland

This week’s guest is Adam Marsland. Adam, who works in the legal industry, explained how his firm uses continuous improvement and what problems they’re solving. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Adam (2:57) Adam’s background

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GA 421 | What Employees Want with Dan Johnston

This week’s guest is Dan Johnston.  Dan explained how his company WorkStep approaches hiring and retaining employees and what employees truly want, with clear parallels to lean, PDCA, and Respect for People. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The

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GA 420 | The Benefits of Gratitude with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick talked all about the importance of gratitude, both in professional and personal contexts. Listen and learn how being grateful can improve your health and overall happiness. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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Engaging Partners and Suppliers on Your CI Journey

In my first blog on the subject of Continuous Improvement, I highlighted the proverb, “many hands, make light work.”  The concept of a culture of continuous improvement is to orient everyone in the organization toward one common goal — Operational Excellence. You may have also heard of the psychology term,

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