Past Episodes

April 15, 2021

GA 367 | The Dichotomies of Continuous Improvement with Ron Pereira

This week’s guest is Ron Pereira. Ron discussed two books by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, specifically their teachings on dichotomies and balance. Inspired by this, Ron described three of the dichotomies he’s observed in continuous improvement. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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April 8, 2021

GA 366 | Implementing a Lean Daily Management System with Liam O’Malley

This week’s guest is Liam O’Malley. Liam shared his continuous improvement journey with us, specifically his experience with Lean Daily Management Systems. Liam explained the benefits and offered some great advice for those getting started. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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April 1, 2021

GA 365 | Adopting a Growth Mindset with Nik Kottha

This week’s guest is Nik Kottha. Ron and Nik covered several important topics, including what Nik has learned from yoga, what excellence means to him, and where his passion comes from. Nik also stressed the importance of coaching. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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March 25, 2021

GA 364 | Why Continuous Improvement Programs Fail with Peter Christian

This week’s guest is Peter Christian. Ron and Peter talk all about why Lean & Six Sigma programs often fail. They also explain what you can do to prevent some of these pitfalls. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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March 18, 2021

GA 363 | Lean, Loss, and Lessons Learned with Lee Houghton

This week’s guest is Lee Houghton. Lee shared one of the most personal, moving stories we’ve had on this podcast. This one will stay with you for quite a while. 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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March 11, 2021

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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March 4, 2021

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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February 25, 2021

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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February 18, 2021

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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February 11, 2021

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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