Category: Kaizen

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GA 257 | Sharing the Power of Lean with Bill Kraus

This week’s guest is Bill Kraus. Recorded live at KataCon5, Bill and Ron talked all about Bill’s impressive background and what he’s learned about kata, leadership, and scientific thinking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Bill

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GA 256 | Reflecting on a Career in Continuous Improvement with Jon Miller

This episode is Part 2 of last week’s conversation with GA Co-Founder Jon Miller. Jon discussed his career thus far, sharing some of the valuable lessons he’s learned along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jon’s early days

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GA 253 | Building a Strong Lean Foundation with Mohamed Saleh

This week’s guest is Mohamed Saleh of Hartford HealthCare. Mohamed shared the details of their lean journey, including the dynamic approach they use and how their department is organized.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quotes that inspire Mohamed

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GA 249 | Lean in Thailand, China, and India with John Chacon

This week’s guest is John Chacon. Ron and John discussed John’s career, specifically his experiences practicing lean in different parts of Asia. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: John’s favorite quote (2:38) John’s background (3:45) What John has been up

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Small Improvements Instead of Resolutions for the New Year

We’re closing in on the new year, a time when big ideas about improving our lives come to mind.  It’s common knowledge that new year’s resolutions typically abandoned by Valentine’s Day.  Taking on too much–too grand a resolution–is too big a mountain to climb. Don’t Make a Resolution Resolving to

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GA 235 | How to Embody the Spirit of Toyota with Jess Orr

This week’s guest is former Toyota employee Jess Orr. Jess reflected on her time there by sharing their “10 Attitudes” with us, which really capture the overall spirit of Toyota. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jess’s background (2:53) One

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GA 231 | How to Think Scientifically in Healthcare with Maurene Stock and Katie Melching

This week’s guests are Maurene Stock and Katie Melching of Mercy Health Muskegon. They shed some light on the organization’s lean journey, including their approach and how they learned to think scientifically. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their backgrounds

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