Category: kata

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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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GA 321 | Adapting to the Future with Rodrigo Picoli

This week’s guest is Rodrigo Picoli. Ron and Rodrigo discussed the future of lean, the concept of the “beginner’s mind,” and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Rodrigo (4:09) His thoughts on Industry 4.0

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GA 318 | Structuring Your Continuous Improvement Efforts with Calvin Williams

This week’s guest is Calvin Williams. Ron and Calvin discussed leadership standard work and how continuous improvement could be used to navigate the global COVID-19 pandemic. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A quote that inspires Calvin (3:30) How

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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 304 | The Different Approaches to Training Leaders with Brent Weichers

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind. Ron and Brent discussed the various approaches to training leaders, including the different hard and soft skills involved. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Brent’s background (5:17)

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GA 297 | The Importance of Hansei and Revitalization with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Katie described what it’s like working with former Toyota leader Mr. Isao Yoshino, and why the practices of reflection and revitalization are so critical. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A quote that

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How to Run Kata in the Classroom

If you’re interested in learning how to think scientifically I strongly recommend the Kata in the Classroom (KiC) exercise. I’ve personally run a number of KiC workshops.  On one end of the spectrum I’ve run workshops for children as young as 7-years-old.  And on the other end I’ve conducted workshops

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