Ron Pereira

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You’re Not the Hero

We continuous improvement practitioners have much to learn from the movie business. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the “storytelling formula” may be one of the most important things we lean thinkers can learn. Most good movies/books (think Lord of the Rings or Star Wars) follow

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How to Run Your Own Lean Simulation

If you’ve ever wanted to run your own lean simulation but just aren’t sure how to go about it… you’re in luck.  We recently captured a series of videos with our good friends at Kaas Tailored. During our visit we were able to tour their facility, watch Jeff Kaas teach

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What is Sensorial Management?

A few weeks ago my colleagues and I visited the Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle, Washington.  Here’s what I shared on LinkedIn a few days after the visit. I’m still processing what my colleagues and I experienced two days ago. We shot another Gemba Live episode in Seattle which

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The Soul of a Company

Creating a strong company mission and vision is an important part of the Hoshin Kanri, or Policy Deployment, process.  All companies should have a vision.  All companies should have a mission.  And these vision and mission statements should be revisited annually to ensure they’re still accurate. But, according to Ranjay

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What Happened to Blockbuster Nights?

Do you remember how you felt walking into a Blockbuster store to rent some movies on a Friday night?  I do.  It felt wonderful… curiosity mixed with anticipation created a powerful elixir.  Add in some junk food (for the kids of course) during checkout and the weekend was set! Now,

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3 Tips for Overcoming Confirmation Bias

Making decisions is an important part of being human.  Some decisions, like which shirt to wear today, aren’t all that important.  But other decisions, like which person to marry, are incredibly important. And, to be sure, we continuous improvement practitioners are also faced with lots of hard decisions.  Should we

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Ask These 4 Questions During Your Next Coaching Call

A critical component of our Green Belt and Black Belt certification program are weekly coaching calls.  We’ve learned that staying in close contact with our candidates is vital to their success. We’ve also learned that four, specific, questions asked at the right time and with the right intention are extremely

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Breaking Bad Habits is Hard to Do

I recently sat down with James Clear to discuss his must read book Atomic Habits. We released the full interview yesterday through the podcast so please give it a listen.  I feel like it turned out more like a short audiobook than a podcast which is why we also transcribed

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