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GA 354 | Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

By Jessica Bush Updated on January 14th, 2021

This week’s guest is Patrick Adams. Patrick recently released a new book all about the concept of “continuous appearance.” He explained what it can mean for your organization and its culture, and how it can be prevented. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Patrick (4:43)
  • Patrick’s background (5:22)
  • Misconceptions about lean (7:39)
  • About Patrick’s new book Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap (9:33)
  • Why companies are falling into the trap (14:20)
  • How to prevent a culture of continuous appearance (16:39)
  • The twelve questions that determine culture (21:05)
  • More about question one (25:56)

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