Category: Leadership

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GA 327 | Continuous Improvement and Humanitarianism with Andrew Parris

This week’s guest is Andrew Parris. Andrew, who works for an NGO called Medair, explained how continuous improvement can be used in a humanitarian context. The global component Andrew discusses proves how versatile these principles truly are. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 325 | Lean in the Non-Profit Sector with Lauren Wisniewski

This week’s guest is Lauren Wisniewski. Lauren shared her experiences helping non-profits incorporate lean, including the benefits and barriers they encounter. This episode is a great example of how lean applies to more than just manufacturing. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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Respect for Humanity: To Be Lean or Not to Be, That Is the Question

The following article was written for Gemba Academy by Mohamed Saleh, PhD Many of us grew up admiring figures like Gandhi, King Arthur, Michael Jordan, figures of faith, and our own parents for how they inspired us. They gathered followers for their integrity, intellect, courage, vision, and inspirational leadership qualities.

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GA 323 | Pivoting From Furniture to Personal Protective Equipment with Jeff Kaas

This week’s guest is Jeff Kaas. Jeff explained how Kaas Tailored went from making furniture to making PPE in response to COVID-19. Jeff also shared some of the mistakes they’ve made, including reverting to batch production.  A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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Strengthening the Base

As the world continues to work through Covid-19 much has been written about prevention.  There are many preventive guidelines recommended by various health organizations and I’m sure you know them all by heart now. But there’s something I wish more folks were shining a light on.  And that’s the importance

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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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