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GA 359 | Pink Tools and Preventing Injuries with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Ron and Adam discussed Adam’s new book, “The Wheel of Sustainability,” including how and why he wrote it. Adam also shared some very moving stories that highlight the true power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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Humble Questions Before Setting Direction

I’ve long been a fan of Ed Schein, and his book Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling is one of my favorite leadership books.  I wrote about Schein several years ago and a colleague recently pointed me to a recent interview where he discusses the ramifications of humility on

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GA 358 | Lean in Higher Education with Thomas Lencki and Dagmar Vlahos

This week’s guests are Thomas Lencki and Dagmar Vlahos. They explained all the powerful ways they use lean in higher education in New Hampshire. Thomas and Dagmar also touched on increasing engagement, navigating Covid-era challenges, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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How Not to Fool Ourselves

There’s a saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” The deceiver is at fault the first time. But the second time, the person being tricked is also accountable for being fooled. We should learn from our mistakes in order to avoid being tricked again

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GA 357 | Revisiting The Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

This week’s guest is Dr. Jeffrey Liker. Jeff explained why he released a second edition of his bestselling book, The Toyota Way. Jeff and Ron also discussed scientific thinking and its relationship to other lean tools like 5S, Hoshin Kanri, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is

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The Continuous Improvement Apple Tree

Apples are one of the most popular fruit. They are bright, sweet and the subject of children’s books, religious symbolism and business metaphors. Most people have an idea where apples come from. Grocery stores. They are readily available all-year-round thanks to cold storage warehouses. Many of these warehouses are just

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GA 356 | How Standards Prevent Turnover with Jason Haines

This week’s guest is Jason Haines. Ron and Jason discussed the importance of having a visual workplace, and how it, along with standard work, can actually help you retain employees. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that

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