Past Episodes

January 13, 2022

GA 406 | Reflecting on 2021 with Ron Pereira

This week’s guest is Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira. As we kick off the new year, Ron decided to share some of the observations he’s made and the lessons he’s learned recently, and how he’s going to live and lead in 2022. An MP3 audio version of this episode is

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January 6, 2022

GA 405 | Elevating Constraints with Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin

This week’s guests are Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin. Max and Pavel gave us their take on the relationship between lean, processes, and The Theory of Constraints. They also touched on the dangers of falling too far into one particular CI “camp.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available

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December 30, 2021

GA 404 | Leading in a VUCA Environment with James Newell

This week’s guest is James Newell. Ron and James talked all about what VUCA means, how James introduced his team to lean, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes that inspire James (2:12) James’ background (3:30)

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December 23, 2021

GA 403 | Moving the Needle with Robb Holman

This week’s guest is Robb Holman. Ron and Robb talked about Robb’s most recent book, Move the Needle. Robb also shared some of the most powerful stories we’ve had on the podcast to date. Don’t skip this one. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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December 16, 2021

GA 402 | Leading From the Jumpseat with Peter Docker

This week’s guest is Peter Docker. Speaker, author, and former member of the Royal Air Force, Peter had a lot of very powerful leadership advice to share. He and Ron also specifically discussed Peter’s book, Leading From the Jumpseat. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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December 9, 2021

GA 401 | Continuous Improvement and the Future of Industry 4.0 with Juan Gomez

This week’s guest is Juan Gomez. Juan has an impressive continuous improvement background and a real passion for Industry 4.0. He and Ron talked about the history of industrialization, how we’ll adapt moving forwards, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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December 2, 2021

GA 400 | The Gemba Academy Journey with Ron Pereira, Kevin Meyer, and Jon Miller

This week we’re celebrating our 400th episode with some very special guests, the Gemba Academy Co-Founders. Joined by Jennifer, one of our Business Development Managers,  Ron, Jon, and Kevin reflect on our journey as a company thus far. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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November 25, 2021

GA 399 | Practicing Lean Accounting with Mike De Luca and Nick Katko

This week’s guests are Mike De Luca and Nick Katko. Together with Ron they discussed the concept of lean accounting, and what its advantages are over traditional cost accounting. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Mike’s favorite quote (4:16)

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November 18, 2021

GA 398 | Lean Storytelling Part Two with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Adam is back this week to tell a few more inspiring lean stories we didn’t get to last time. Be sure to check out Episode 393 for Part One! An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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November 11, 2021

GA 397 | Lean Leadership, Respect for People, and the Military with Michael Austin Giles

This week’s guest is Michael “Austin” Giles. Austin explained what it’s like to practice continuous improvement in the military and how military leadership is similar to lean leadership. He also shared a great anecdote about making mistakes. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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