GA 246 | How to Admit When You’re Struggling with Gary Peterson

This week’s guest is Gary Peterson. Gary talked about his company O.C. Tanner’s lean journey, and shared some vulnerable anecdotes about failure, asking for help, and owning up to your mistakes.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Gary (1:54)
  • Gary’s background (3:18)
  • About O.C. Tanner (5:53)
  • The company’s journey with lean (8:16)
  • How they manage new ideas (11:40)
  • An example of a personal failure (18:46)
  • How they use their own products (27:20)
  • His advice for new managers (30:57)

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1 Comment

  1. Justin Kenney

    December 20, 2018 - 9:27 am

    When I first read the title of this one, it made me laugh because I read it as a full statement. I was thinking to myself, how can I know when I’m struggling with Gary…I’ve never met him before.

    Looking forward to listening.