GA 392 | Using Lean on a Horse Farm with John Knotts

This week’s guest is John Knotts. John is our newest Gemba Academy employee, and he shed some light on engagement and change readiness. John also owns a horse farm, and he explained how lean applies to that environment. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires John (3:29)
  • John’s background (3:55)
  • What continuous improvement really looks like (6:20)
  • About John’s book (11:30)
  • What engages people (13:35)
  • Why people don’t change (17:14)
  • What John is extra proud of (24:43)
  • Applying lean to a horse farm (26:21)
  • The role of mentality (32:59)

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