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GA 119 | How to Handle Skepticism with Brian Rotsaert

By Jessica Bush Updated on July 13th, 2016

Today’s guest is Brian Rotsaert. Brian and Ron discussed Brian’s continuous improvement journey, including his experiences with coaching and mentoring over the years. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brian’s background and his introduction to continuous improvement (4:05)
  • The quotes that inspire Brian (6:17)
  • Brian’s defining moment (8:35)
  • How to handle skepticism (11:32)
  • Advice for those at the beginning of their lean journeys (14:27)
  • How to overcome elitism (16:01)
  • The mistakes Brian has witnessed (19:08)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Brian (22:41)
  • The best advice Brian has ever received (24:08)
  • Brian’s personal productivity habit (27:16)
  • What Brian does to relax and recharge (28:15)
  • The knowledge area or skill Brian feels he needs to improve (29:26)
  • Brian’s final words of wisdom (31:01)

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