Category: Kaizen

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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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Don’t Change the Culture, Change the Cultural Inputs

Company culture, loosely defined, is a set of shared beliefs, values, purpose, practices, behaviors, artifacts, language, goals, and attitudes within an organization. Changing culture continues to be a hot topic in the workplace. While there might be a strong desire to make quick changes, one could be well served by

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GA 385 | Transcending the Artifacts of Lean with Robert Stone

This week’s guest is Robert Stone. Robert has worked at organizations with varying degrees of lean experience, and he shared what that’s been like. Ron and Robert also discussed why you can’t do lean “to” people. MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 371 | Adopting a Learning-Based Approach to Lean with Scott Keenan

This week’s guest is Scott Keenan. Scott described his continuous improvement journey, and the work he’s been doing with Alan Wire. Ron and Scott also discussed our Toyota Kata course, and Alan Wire’s experience with Kata in the Classroom. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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GA 370 | Improving Quality of Life with Lean with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick covered a lot of ground, including Federal Heath’s lean journey, and creating a strong culture of continuous improvement. Rick also gave some advice on “selling” others on the power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 365 | Adopting a Growth Mindset with Nik Kottha

This week’s guest is Nik Kottha. Ron and Nik covered several important topics, including what Nik has learned from yoga, what excellence means to him, and where his passion comes from. Nik also stressed the importance of coaching. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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Did Standardized Work Originate Thousands of Years Ago?

Armies around the world and throughout history have many common practices and traditions. One practice, in particular, started thousands of years ago and is deeply rooted in what we today would characterize as Lean practices. This practice is marching. What Problem are We Trying to Solve? In early times, armies

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GA 359 | Pink Tools and Preventing Injuries with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Ron and Adam discussed Adam’s new book, “The Wheel of Sustainability,” including how and why he wrote it. Adam also shared some very moving stories that highlight the true power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 352 | Defining, Executing, and Aligning Winning with Billy Taylor

This week we’re sharing the audio of our recent Billy Taylor livestream. Billy is a lean powerhouse and his presentation is packed with practical and profound wisdom. If you’re looking for some New Year’s inspiration, this episode is for you. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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