GA 079 | Run Improve Grow with Ray Attiyah

By Jessica Bush Updated on July 30th, 2021

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Today’s guest is Ray Attiyah, author, consultant, and lean practitioner. Ray and I discussed the fascinating contents of his book, Run Improve Grow, why it’s better to lead people than to manage them, and much more.

An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Ray’s background (4:10)
  • The quote that inspires Ray (6:47)
  • Why we shouldn’t be managing people (11:21)
  • How the concept of “Run Improve Grow” works (12:50)
  • How Ray’s approach aligns with Simon Sinek’s (18:35)
  • The main barriers involved (21:45)
  • An example of this system working (24:55)
  • All about Ray’s book Run Improve Grow (28:15)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Ray (33:27)
  • The best advice Ray has ever received (35:38)
  • Ray’s personal productivity habit (37:02)
  • The knowledge or skill Ray feels he needs to improve (38:11)
  • Ray’s final words of wisdom (39:40)

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What Do You Think?

What are your thoughts on the concept of “Run Improve Grow”? Have you read Ray’s book?

  1. Enrique Herrera

    October 12, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    I am curious, how does Ray makes it possible to schedule his received emails (pull emails instead of pushing them).

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