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GA 109 | How to Leverage Toyota Kata with Brandon Brown

By Jessica Bush Updated on September 30th, 2016

Today’s guest is Brandon Brown, the owner of Continuous Coaching Commitment LLC and an associate with the W3 Group LLC. Brandon shared his knowledge of Toyota Kata with us, and explained how it complements TWI. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brandon’s background (2:29)
  • The quote that inspires Brandon (4:34)
  • How long Brandon has been practicing the kata methodology (5:48)
  • What Toyota Kata is all about (8:17)
  • How the JR and JI components of TWI apply to healthcare (13:16)
  • Advice on how to get started with kata (17:44)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Brandon (20:19)
  • The best advice Brandon has ever received (22:36)
  • Brandon’s personal productivity habit (24:14)
  • What has surprised Brandon in the last year (27:04)
  • What Brandon does to recharge and refocus (28:57)
  • The knowledge or skill area Brandon feels he needs to improve (30:30)
  • Brandon’s final words of wisdom (32:09)

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What Do You Think?

How do you use the Toyota Kata methodology?

  1. Brenda Benedict

    May 29, 2016 - 1:31 am

    Brandon referred to Mike’s book several times. Can you give the author’s full name and the book title? Thank you.

  2. C. Brandon Brown

    May 30, 2016 - 12:47 pm

    Toyota Kata: Managing people for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior results

  3. C. Brandon Brown

    May 30, 2016 - 12:48 pm

    By Mike Rother

    Mike Co-authored the book Learning to See, a guide to Value Stream Mapping

    • Brenda Benedict

      June 1, 2016 - 2:46 pm

      Thank you. I have read Learning to See and it has guided me through a value steam mapping project along with Karen Martin’s book.

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