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GA 331 | Leading and Learning at Toyota with Katie Anderson

By Jessica Bush Updated on August 5th, 2020

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie discussed Katie’s new book, the roles of a leader,  joy versus happiness, and much more. Katie also shared some special stories about esteemed Toyota leaders like Isao Yoshino and John Shook. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Katie (5:27)
  • About Katie’s book (7:54)
  • The three roles of a leader (10:49)
  • Setting a direction (12:35)
  • Providing support (16:42)
  • Another story about Mr. Yoshino (17:58)
  • Developing yourself as a manager (19:54)
  • What it was like working with Mr. Shook (21:48)
  • Mr. Toyota’s speech about happiness (23:50)
  • The relationship between happiness and joy (27:22)
  • Katie’s words of wisdom (21:10)

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What Do You Think?

In your opinion, what is the difference between joy and happiness?

  1. Adam Lawrence

    August 6, 2020 - 2:55 pm

    I really enjoyed this episode Katie – your journey and experiences are inspiring. I can’t wait to get a copy of your new book!

  2. Lori Coon

    September 5, 2020 - 9:54 am

    Great podcast Katie and thanks for the download too! Just wanted you to know that the only one that downloads to the links is the 10 Tips, might have the wrong link there.

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