GA 078 | How Flying Relates to Lean with Steve Kane

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Today’s guest is our own Steve Kane. Formerly our Director of Sales and Marketing, Steve is transitioning to a new role as Director of Customer Success. Steve and I discussed his fascinating experiences as a pilot, the process of learning to fly a plane, and some of the similarities between lean and aviation.

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 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • All about Steve’s new role at Gemba Academy (3:40)
  • How Steve got started as a pilot (6:07)
  • The process of learning to fly a plane (8:20)
  • Steve’s first experience flying alone (9:40)
  • What flying has to do with lean (16:05)
  • The role autonomy plays in both lean and aviation (18:13)
  • Steve’s goals as a pilot (20:03)
  • How pilots navigate (20:48)
  • The quote that inspires Steve (23:03)

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What Do You Think?

How else does flying relate to lean? Have you noticed any parallels in your own hobbies?


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