Category: Book Reviews

Total 43 Posts

GA 331 | Leading and Learning at Toyota with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie discussed Katie’s new book, the roles of a leader,  joy versus happiness, and much more. Katie also shared some special stories about esteemed Toyota leaders like Isao Yoshino and John Shook. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 313 | The Eight Pillars of Total Productive Maintenance with Balaji Chandrasekar

This week’s guest is Balaji Chandrasekar. Ron and Balaji reviewed the pillars of TPM, the challenges involved, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Balaji (3:11) Balaji’s background (3:55) About TPM, or Total Productive

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GA 312 | Practicing Kata in Secret with Tracy Defoe

This week’s guest is Tracy Defoe. Ron and Tracy discussed why people practice Toyota Kata and continuous improvement in secret, and why it’s problematic. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Tracy (3:46) Tracy’s background (5:27)

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GA 310 | The Role of Motivation in Continuous Improvement with Brad Miller

This week’s guest is Brad Miller. Ron and Brad discussed how motivation factors into continuous improvement, and a modern motivation framework that could be useful to managers. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Brad’s background (2:51) The importance of

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GA 309 | Lean and Self-Development with Pete Kuehn

This week’s guest is Pete Kuehn. Ron and Pete discussed Pete’s lean journey, including the effect lean has had on his personal life. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Pete (2:03) Pete’s background (2:58) How

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GA 306 | Practicing Kindness with Karyn Ross

This week’s guest is Karyn Ross. Ron and Karyn talked all about practicing kindness, why it’s important, and how it’s relevant to continuous improvement. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Karyn (3:01) What kindness has

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GA 295 | What’s New at LEI with Jean Cunningham

This week’s guest is Jean Cunningham. Recorded at AME Chicago, Ron and Jean discussed what’s happening at LEI, some of Jean’s book recommendations, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A Lean Enterprise Institute update (1:59) Lean in

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GA 283 | Leveraging the Spirit of Learning with Ryan McCall

This week’s guest is Ryan McCall. Ryan shared some of what he’s learned so far on his lean journey and got Ron to weigh in on some of the interpersonal issues that can arise when experimenting with new lean approaches. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 270 | The Simplicity of Lean with Philip Holt

This week’s guest is Philip Holt. Philip discussed the books he’s written, the concept of “mosquito leadership,” and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Philip (2:17) Philip’s background (3:31) Philip’s favorite Jon Miller story

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