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GA 258 | Creating a Common Meaning with Billy Taylor

By Jessica Bush Updated on March 14th, 2019

This week’s guest is Billy Taylor. Billy is a Senior Operations Executive at Goodyear and is known worldwide for his work in operational excellence. Also famous for his storytelling abilities, Billy shared some truly powerful anecdotes with us. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • A quote that inspires Billy (1:56)
  • Billy’s background (3:07)
  • Some powerful anecdotes (5:01)
  • Why Billy handed out jerseys (11:43)
  • How the facility did after he left (14:09)
  • Working in a union environment (14:30)
  • Leadership as it relates to parenthood (20:52)
  • Billy’s thoughts on kata (23:58)
  • What Billy would tell his younger self (25:29)

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What Do You Think?

Should standards be treated liked monuments? Why or why not?

  1. Kim Koning

    April 25, 2019 - 8:55 am

    Thanks for sharing your experiences. Very enjoyable and informative. I have shared within our organization.

  2. Ron Pereira

    April 25, 2019 - 9:23 am

    Glad you found value, Kim! Thank you for listening.

  3. Ollie

    September 23, 2021 - 5:06 am

    This was fantastic. Blame in the absence of leadership.

    The podcast mentioned accessing notes from this website, but I cannot seem to find them. Could you please assist?

    • Ollie

      September 23, 2021 - 5:08 am

      Ownership not leadership!

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