GA 117 | How to Stay Motivated on Your Lean Journey with Dale Crownover

By Jessica Bush Updated on June 29th, 2016

Today’s guest is Dale Crownover, the CEO of Texas Nameplate. Dale is one of the keynote speakers for the upcoming AME Conference in Dallas. He and Ron had a great conversation about his experience with continuous improvement, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About Dale’s background and Texas Nameplate (3:19)
  • The quote that inspires Dale (5:10)
  • Dale’s introduction to continuous improvement (8:14)
  • How Dales ensures the company doesn’t backslide (14:09)
  • Why Dale is drawn to continuous improvement (16:57)
  • How Texas Nameplate motivates their employees (19:42)
  • The ways Dale interacts with employees (21:28)
  • What about his journey Dale is most proud of (23:40)
  • Dale’s advice for anyone beginning their journey (24:59)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Dale (29:15)
  • The best advice Dale has ever received (33:01)
  • What Dales does to relax and recharge (36:07)
  • What Dale will be talking about in his AME keynote (38:13)

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