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GA 400 | The Gemba Academy Journey with Ron Pereira, Kevin Meyer, and Jon Miller

By Jessica Bush Updated on December 1st, 2021

This week we’re celebrating our 400th episode with some very special guests, the Gemba Academy Co-Founders. Joined by Jennifer, one of our Business Development Managers,  Ron, Jon, and Kevin reflect on our journey as a company thus far. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Kevin got started with lean (2:59)
  • How Jon got started with lean (4:19)
  • How Ron got started with lean (6:10)
  • Why they started Gemba Academy (9:21)
  • About the culture at Gemba Academy (14:10)
  • The role of autonomy (15:08)
  • How Jon grows as a leader (19:12)
  • How Kevin grows his team (21:15)
  • Important attributes for leaders (25:32)
  • The hardest part of being a leader (27:19)
  • An invaluable lean concept (28:52)
  • A hurdle on his lean journey Kevin has had to overcome (31:39)
  • Some failed experiments (34:01)
  • Ron’s recommendations for getting started with lean (39:27)
  • What’s coming next at Gemba Academy (42:53)

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  1. Shawn Albert Shepard

    December 2, 2021 - 12:49 pm
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    I literally visit the Gemba Academy blog every work day and I frequently listen to the podcasts. (My company, Jack Henry, uses a lot of Gemba Academy training as well.) I really enjoyed listening to this podcast and getting to know the people of Gemba Academy a little better.

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