Ron Pereira

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New Toyota Kata Resources Page

Starting this month we are publishing a monthly article on a continuous improvement topic, with an accompanying resources page with resources, videos, and tools to support it. This month’s topic is Toyota Kata (TK) and the Scientific Thinking principles that lie beneath its improvement and coaching routines. Included in this

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Who do you want to be?

A few weeks ago, in episode 239 of the podcast, I mentioned I was reading (actually listening) to the book Atomic Habits by James Clear.  I finished listening to it.  It was good.  Real good.  So good I bought a hard copy and am now reading it along with some

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AME 2018 Recap & KataCon5

This past week was incredible.  We were at the AME conference in San Diego and, man, was it fun!  We were able to connect with so many people from all over the world. Our annual cocktail party was a success with around 350 people attending this year.  Thank you to

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Kata in the Classroom

I recently conducted a complimentary “Kata in the Classroom” workshop for a group of 15 students ranging in age from 7 to 13. I wasn’t sure what to expect… especially since the age range was quite large.  But, based on the feedback from the kids, and their parents, I feel

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How do you walk the gemba?

Later this year we’re going to produce a course focused on the gemba walk.  We have lots of ideas of how to approach this course but, like many aspects of lean, if you ask 10 “experts” how to go about the gemba walk you’ll likely get 10 different answers. So,

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The Thinking Rat Race

We’ve recently had some really fun podcast conversations centered around the whole “respect for people” topic. My friend and colleague, Jon Miller, challenged the idea of whether lean is really all about people.  Fellow lean thinker Michael Ballé then joined in on the conversation and while it wasn’t an argument,

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