Past Episodes

September 23, 2021

GA 390 | Exploring and Using VAVE with Valorie Hendrix

This week’s guest is Valorie Hendrix. Valorie told us all about VAVE, what it stands for, and what its benefits are. Valorie also explained how VAVE can be applied in less traditional lean settings, not just manufacturing. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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September 16, 2021

GA 389 | People Solve Problems with Jamie Flinchbaugh

This week’s guest is Jamie Flinchbaugh. Ron and Jamie discussed the contents of Jamie’s upcoming book, People Solve Problems. This episode is full of incredible insights on lean, leadership, problem solving, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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September 9, 2021

GA 388 | Your Brain and a Parachute with Chandan Dey

This week’s guest is Chandan Dey. Chandan provided some valuable insight on 3P, including advice on deploying it within your organization. Chandan also explained how and why the human brain is like a parachute. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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August 26, 2021

GA 386 | Navigating Your Journey to Success with Michelle Pereira

This week’s guest is Michelle Pereira. Michelle, who is Ron’s sister, is a VP at Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. She and Ron discussed her journey to success and the non-profit world in general. They also discussed what Ron was like growing up! An MP3 audio version of this episode is

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August 19, 2021

GA 385 | Transcending the Artifacts of Lean with Robert Stone

This week’s guest is Robert Stone. Robert has worked at organizations with varying degrees of lean experience, and he shared what that’s been like. Ron and Robert also discussed why you can’t do lean “to” people. MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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August 12, 2021

GA 384 | Parenting the Lean Way with Jared Thatcher

This week’s guest is Jared Thatcher. Jared wrote a book on using lean at home, including KPIs and visual management. While you don’t have to be a parent to enjoy this episode, Jared does share some powerful ways lean can improve your parenting. MP3 audio version of this episode is available

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August 5, 2021

GA 383 | Giving and Receiving Feedback with Glade Holman

This week’s guest is Glade Holman. Glade has a coaching and consulting background, and he explained his work as a “feedback specialist.” Ron and Glade discussed the nuances of giving and receiving feedback, including feedback jiu-jitsu. MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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July 29, 2021

GA 382 | Simplifying Value Stream Mapping with Steve Pereira

This week’s guest is Steve Pereira. Steve and Ron discussed Steve’s minimalist approach to value stream mapping, and how it differs from other approaches. Steve doesn’t have a traditional lean background, but his perspective is refreshing and unique. MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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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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