Category: Leadership

Total 442 Posts

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 242 | How to Leverage Different Lean Experiences with Katie Anderson

This week we have another episode from AME San Diego. Our guest is Katie Anderson, who told us all about the AME Consortia program, her Japan Lean Study trips, and more.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: One of Katie’s

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GA 240 | How to Leverage Lean Like Barry-Wehmiller with Brian Wellinghoff

This week we’re sharing the first of several episodes we recorded live at AME San Diego. For this episode, our guest is Brian Wellinghoff. Ron and Brian discussed Barry-Wehmiller’s lean journey, the lessons Brian has learned, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In

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Disrupt Your Thinking

Learn Something New Autumn seems to be conference season in the Lean community.  I’ve attended events hosted by the Colorado Lean Network and the Michigan Lean Consortium in the past few weeks. Conferences are great opportunities to learn something new and to network with like minded professionals.  The greatest reason,

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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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GA 237 | How to Incorporate and Leverage Sustainability with Brion Hurley

This week’s guest is Brion Hurley. A Lean and Six Sigma consultant with a true passion for sustainability, Brion shared some advice on the “Triple Bottom Line,” going paperless, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that

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GA 236 | How to Develop Strong Effective Leaders with Cheryl Jekiel

This week’s guest is Cheryl Jekiel, CEO of the Lean Leadership Center. Based on her background in operations and human resources, Cheryl explained what she believes it takes to develop great lean leaders. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Cheryl’s

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