Category: kata

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GA 367 | The Dichotomies of Continuous Improvement with Ron Pereira

This week’s guest is Ron Pereira. Ron discussed two books by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, specifically their teachings on dichotomies and balance. Inspired by this, Ron described three of the dichotomies he’s observed in continuous improvement. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 360 | The Importance of Being Intentional with Brandon Bartel

This week’s guest is Brandon Bartel. Ron and Brandon discussed setting intentions and the role intention plays. Brandon also shared his aspirations to incorporate more Toyota Kata into his lean journey. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote

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GA 357 | Revisiting The Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

This week’s guest is Dr. Jeffrey Liker. Jeff explained why he released a second edition of his bestselling book, The Toyota Way. Jeff and Ron also discussed scientific thinking and its relationship to other lean tools like 5S, Hoshin Kanri, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is

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GA 354 | Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

This week’s guest is Patrick Adams. Patrick recently released a new book all about the concept of “continuous appearance.” He explained what it can mean for your organization and its culture, and how it can be prevented. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 351 | The Biggest Truth and Lie in Life with Lili Boyanova

This week’s guest is Lili Boyanova. Lili shared some of what she’s learned about lean so far and her vision for the future. Lili also asked Ron some pretty profound questions about life and lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 347 | Leveraging Deliberate Practice with Billy Taylor

This week’s guest is Billy Taylor. Formerly the Director of Manufacturing at Goodyear, Billy has an impressive amount of lean knowledge. From the value of diversity, to performance maps, to deliberate practice, you won’t want to miss this one. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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GA 337 | Making the Best of Bad Circumstances with Skip Steward

This week’s guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip reflected on the year thus far and on some of the different challenges COVID-19 has created. Skip also shared his take on dealing with confirmation biases. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 322 | Tailoring the Kata Model with James Newell

This week’s guest is James Newell. Ron and James explored the ways James has tailored the kata model to better suit different teams and industries. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires James (2:50) James’s background

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