Past Episodes

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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May 13, 2021

GA 371 | Adopting a Learning-Based Approach to Lean with Scott Keenan

This week’s guest is Scott Keenan. Scott described his continuous improvement journey, and the work he’s been doing with Alan Wire. Ron and Scott also discussed our Toyota Kata course, and Alan Wire’s experience with Kata in the Classroom. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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May 6, 2021

GA 370 | Improving Quality of Life with Lean with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick covered a lot of ground, including Federal Heath’s lean journey, and creating a strong culture of continuous improvement. Rick also gave some advice on “selling” others on the power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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April 29, 2021

GA 369 | Developing an Internship Program with Brent Weichers

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers. Brent, who has a ton of continuous improvement knowledge, shared how he developed two different internship programs. He also explained why having interns benefits everyone, and how you can start your own program. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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April 22, 2021

GA 368 | The Balance of Tools and Culture with Jonathan Jones

This week’s guest is Jonathan Jones. Jonathan shared his background in the culinary, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Jonathan also described his continuous improvement journey at Moog, his favorite continuous improvement tools, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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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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