GA 140 | How to Use Your Lean Skill Set in Different Settings with John Chacon

By Jessica Bush Updated on January 9th, 2019

This week’s guest is John Chacon, Continuous Improvement Advisor at Black & Veatch and a former U.S. Marine. Ron and John discussed John’s lean journey, specifically how he has applied his skills to the different phases of his career thus far. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • John’s background (2:25)
  • The quotes that inspire John (3:14)
  • What it was like practicing lean in the Marines (5:13)
  • A lean success story (8:59)
  • What John did after the Marines (12:12)
  • The contrast between the two settings (15:47)
  • John’s experience at Aera Energy (22:30)
  • A story from his time there (24:34)
  • What John is up to nowadays (27:43)
  • What “Respect for People” means to John (32:46)
  • The thing John is most proud of regarding his lean journey (34:57)
  • The best book John has read this past year (36:12)

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