Category: Lean

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When to Stop the Coaching Conversation

One of the challenges of being an effective coach is knowing when to stop coaching. After sharing some insight or giving a piece of advice that lands well, it’s natural for a coach to feel good. If we’re not careful, this feeds the ego, or euphoria sets in, and we

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Neuroscience Reframes Aging

Exactly a year ago my wife and I were in Hawaii and I was trading emails back and forth with a few colleagues speculating on the impact of the virus on our businesses, conferences, and lives.  We returned to California the day before the state locked down.  Now, a year

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GA 362 | Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in Continuous Improvement with David Larsen

This week’s guest is David Larsen. Ron and David had a great discussion about continuous improvement in both manufacturing and in healthcare. David also shared an interesting case study he worked on to improve employee safety. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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Lessons Learned From a Flooded Office

As I pulled into the Gemba Academy parking lot Thursday morning, February 18th, I noticed something strange…there was ice everywhere. Now, as you may have heard, Texas was recently blasted with some crazy cold temperatures which did bring some snow and a little ice. But not the amount of ice

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GA 361 | The Role of Entropy in Lean with Luciana Toda

This week’s guest is Luciana Toda. Ron and Luciana discussed the concept of entropy and its role in a culture of continuous improvement. They also explored how sustainability factors in as far as creating real, lasting change. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 360 | The Importance of Being Intentional with Brandon Bartel

This week’s guest is Brandon Bartel. Ron and Brandon discussed setting intentions and the role intention plays. Brandon also shared his aspirations to incorporate more Toyota Kata into his lean journey. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote

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