Month: February 2020

Total 11 Posts

GA 308 | Lessons Learned at Toyota with Andy Reith

This week’s guest is Andy Reith. Ron and Andy discussed working at Toyota, the challenges small businesses face, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Andy (2:32) Andy’s background (3:18) What Andy learned from

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GA 307 | The Role of Automation and AI in Continuous Improvement with Lauren Hisey

This week’s guest is Lauren Hisey. Ron and Lauren talked all about automation and artificial intelligence, what the future holds as far as continuous improvement goes, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Lauren’s favorite quote (2:23) Lauren’s

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How Mindfulness Practices Enable Lean Culture

The popularity of mindfulness has spread beyond self-help and personal wellness. Many organizations in fields such as business, healthcare and government are providing their leaders with mindfulness education and practices. The claimed benefits of these practices include calmness, open-mindedness, improved memory, focus, better decision-making and the ability to cope with

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What are the “Respect for Humanity” Questions?

Lean management aims to make work easier, safer, better, faster and cheaper. The first two centuries of continuous improvement focused on invention, tinkering, and innovation in machinery and materials. With the growth of the service sectors of the economy, the focus of continuous improvement has expanded to the invention of

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GA 305 | Building Trust and Leveraging Conflict with Robb Holman

This week’s guest is Robb Holman. Ron and Rob discussed the importance of building trust in the workplace, the concept of Inside Out Leadership, and why conflict can be a powerful tool.  A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Robb’s

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