Month: January 2020

Total 12 Posts

GA 304 | The Different Approaches to Training Leaders with Brent Weichers

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind. Ron and Brent discussed the various approaches to training leaders, including the different hard and soft skills involved. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Brent’s background (5:17)

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How Lean Deployment Is Like Working with Two-Part Epoxy

This weekend while working on a particularly challenging home repair project I had the opportunity to work with a two-part epoxy. These are adhesives that create very strong bonds that hold up in many environments and conditions. But they do require proper preparation and handling. Here are some notable similarities between

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GA 303 | Running a Successful Kaizen Event with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Ron and Adam discussed everything that goes into running a successful kaizen event, including team selection, engagement, and increasing the chances of “winning.” A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The untraditional quote that

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Making Meetings Less Terrible

Studies estimate that we spend an hour or more each day in meetings or preparing for them. On the one hand, it’s good that humans are communicating, making decisions and solving problems together. On the other hand, unproductive meetings can be a major disruption to our productivity and mood. A

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GA 302 | Continuous Improvement at Halliburton with Chris Rodriguez

This week’s guest is Chris Rodriguez, Continuous Improvement Lead at Halliburton. Chris described their journey, including some of the lessons they’ve learned. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Chris (2:04) Chris’s background (2:49) About Halliburton

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Refining and Reinforcing Principles

Earlier this month Ron discussed his top ten lessons from the last decade and Jon what he believes is the most important word of the year (“daily”).  Although I have tried to divorce myself from the arbitrary boundaries of a calendar year, I still take some time in December and

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The Word of the Year for 2019

Looking back on the previous twelve months, there is one word that ties together my lessons learned and aspirations. The word is daily. It’s the humblest of words, suggesting commonplace, regular, routine, of no special note. In the day-to-day it’s often neglected in favor of the strategic, the innovative or

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