Past Episodes

July 22, 2021

GA 381 | The Art of Coaching with Kelly Mallery

This week’s guest is Kelly Mallery. Kelly and Ron talked all about coaching, the skills involved, and the challenges Kelly has faced. A Lead Lean Manufacturing Specialist at GE Aviation, Kelly also shared some of her coaching success stories. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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July 15, 2021

GA 380 | The Concept of Humble Inquiry with Peter and Ed Schein

This week’s guests are Peter and Ed Schein, prominent figures in the leadership and organizational culture fields. A father-son team, they discussed the books they’ve written, the concept of Humble Inquiry, vulnerability in leadership, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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July 8, 2021

GA 379 | Leading vs. Lagging Indicators with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie broke down leading and lagging indicators, balancing the two, and some examples of both. They also explained the role standards play in navigating these indicators. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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July 1, 2021

GA 378 | Lean in Construction with Robert Penney

This week’s guest is Robert Penney. Robert, whose background is in construction, explained how the industry uses lean, what tools they use, etc. Robert also had some great books to recommend. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote

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June 24, 2021

GA 377 | Psychological Safety and the 5Cs with Karyn Ross and Jessica House

This week’s guests are Karyn Ross and Jessica House. Karyn and Jessica talked about their work with kindness, mental health, and psychological safety in the workplace. They then walked Ron through the 5Cs and how you can deliberately practice them. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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June 17, 2021

GA 376 | Navigating Visual Management and the Obeya Method with Greg Woods

This week’s guest is Greg Woods.  Ron and Greg talked about the various approaches to visual management, including physical and digital strategies. They also discussed the obeya method and what it entails. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The

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June 10, 2021

GA 375 | Ending Human Suffering with Process Improvement with Kyle Kumpf

This week’s guest is Kyle Kumpf. Ron and Kyle discussed Kyle’s experience using lean in engineering versus banking, and what he’s learned from the pandemic. Kyle also explained why he wants to use process improvement to end human suffering. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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June 3, 2021

GA 374 | Lean, Learning, and Karate with Kieran Dougall

This week’s guest is Kieran Dougall. Ron and Kieran discussed Kieran’s manufacturing background and how he discovered lean. Kieran also described his experience with karate and how it relates to lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes

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May 27, 2021

GA 373 | Exploring Agile Kanban with Ron Pereira

This week we’re releasing another solo episode by GA Co-Founder Ron Pereira. Ron talks a little bit about our new Agile Kanban course(s), and about the power of Agile Kanban in general. He then breaks down each of the four main principles. A MP3 audio version of this episode is

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May 20, 2021

GA 372 | Lean and Mental Health with Jessica House

This week’s guest is Jessica House. Jessica’s background is in both continuous improvement and mental health, and she explained to Ron how the two worlds intersect. This episode is another great example of the universal applicability of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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