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

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 Comment

  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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