Category: Lean

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Making Meetings Less Terrible

Studies estimate that we spend an hour or more each day in meetings or preparing for them. On the one hand, it’s good that humans are communicating, making decisions and solving problems together. On the other hand, unproductive meetings can be a major disruption to our productivity and mood. A

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GA 302 | Continuous Improvement at Halliburton with Chris Rodriguez

This week’s guest is Chris Rodriguez, Continuous Improvement Lead at Halliburton. Chris described their journey, including some of the lessons they’ve learned. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Chris (2:04) Chris’s background (2:49) About Halliburton

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Refining and Reinforcing Principles

Earlier this month Ron discussed his top ten lessons from the last decade and Jon what he believes is the most important word of the year (“daily”).  Although I have tried to divorce myself from the arbitrary boundaries of a calendar year, I still take some time in December and

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GA 301 | Navigating Lean Trends with Karen Martin

This week’s guest is Karen Martin. Karen described some of the lean trends she’s observed, and how we can best prepare for and learn from them. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Karen (2:01) Karen’s

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The Word of the Year for 2019

Looking back on the previous twelve months, there is one word that ties together my lessons learned and aspirations. The word is daily. It’s the humblest of words, suggesting commonplace, regular, routine, of no special note. In the day-to-day it’s often neglected in favor of the strategic, the innovative or

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GA 300 | Leadership, Teamwork, and Taking Flight with Richard Sheridan

We’re celebrating our 300th episode by sitting down with Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations. Ron and Richard discussed the company’s unique culture, the similarities between flying an airplane and running a business, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 299 | Lean and Strategy in the U.S. Air Force with Reza Zeinalpour

This week’s guest is Reza Zeinalpour. Ron and Reza talked about applying continuous improvement in the U.S. Air Force, including how they integrate performance metrics, innovation, and virtual reality. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires

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