Category: Book Review

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GA 393 | Lean Storytelling with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. We’ve had Adam on the show a few times before and have come to love his engaging and thought-provoking stories. This week Adam shared several different ones, each with a different message. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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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.

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GA 390 | Exploring and Using VAVE with Valorie Hendrix

This week’s guest is Valorie Hendrix. Valorie told us all about VAVE, what it stands for, and what its benefits are. Valorie also explained how VAVE can be applied in less traditional lean settings, not just manufacturing. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 389 | People Solve Problems with Jamie Flinchbaugh

This week’s guest is Jamie Flinchbaugh. Ron and Jamie discussed the contents of Jamie’s upcoming book, People Solve Problems. This episode is full of incredible insights on lean, leadership, problem solving, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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GA 387 | The Anatomy of a Lean Leader with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Rick shared a powerful anecdote and explained what he’s been up to. Ron and Rick also broke down the ten essential traits of a lean leader.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The

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GA 386 | Navigating Your Journey to Success with Michelle Pereira

This week’s guest is Michelle Pereira. Michelle, who is Ron’s sister, is a VP at Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. She and Ron discussed her journey to success and the non-profit world in general. They also discussed what Ron was like growing up! An MP3 audio version of this episode is

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GA 384 | Parenting the Lean Way with Jared Thatcher

This week’s guest is Jared Thatcher. Jared wrote a book on using lean at home, including KPIs and visual management. While you don’t have to be a parent to enjoy this episode, Jared does share some powerful ways lean can improve your parenting. MP3 audio version of this episode is available

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GA 382 | Simplifying Value Stream Mapping with Steve Pereira

This week’s guest is Steve Pereira. Steve and Ron discussed Steve’s minimalist approach to value stream mapping, and how it differs from other approaches. Steve doesn’t have a traditional lean background, but his perspective is refreshing and unique. MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 379 | Leading vs. Lagging Indicators with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie broke down leading and lagging indicators, balancing the two, and some examples of both. They also explained the role standards play in navigating these indicators. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 377 | Psychological Safety and the 5Cs with Karyn Ross and Jessica House

This week’s guests are Karyn Ross and Jessica House. Karyn and Jessica talked about their work with kindness, mental health, and psychological safety in the workplace. They then walked Ron through the 5Cs and how you can deliberately practice them. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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