Category: kata

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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 244 | How to Teach Kata in the Classroom with Mike Rother

This week’s guest is Mike Rother. Mike actually interviewed Ron for this episode, and the two of them discussed scientific thinking and Ron’s experience facilitating a kata workshop for kids. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: About kata in the

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GA 243 | How to Strive to Thrive with Michael Lombard

This week’s guest is Michael Lombard. Michael and Ron discussed Michael’s career thus far, specifically his work in healthcare and his use of kata. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: What Michael has been up to (4:22) Michael’s healthcare journey

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GA 238 | How to Change Your Culture with Toyota Kata with Emiel van Est

This week’s guest is Emiel van Est. Ron and Emiel discussed the vital role that culture plays in continuous improvement, and how methodologies like Toyota Kata can help sustain your success. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: One of Emiel’s

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Kata in the Classroom

I recently conducted a complimentary “Kata in the Classroom” workshop for a group of 15 students ranging in age from 7 to 13. I wasn’t sure what to expect… especially since the age range was quite large.  But, based on the feedback from the kids, and their parents, I feel

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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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GA 226 | How to Practice Lean in the UAE with Dan Whittaker

This week’s guest is Dan Whittaker. Dan shared some interesting stories from his time working in Formula 1, and explained what it’s like applying lean in the United Arab Emirates. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Dan’s background (3:05) The

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