Category: Productivity

Total 388 Posts

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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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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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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GA 387 | The Anatomy of a Lean Leader with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Rick shared a powerful anecdote and explained what he’s been up to. Ron and Rick also broke down the ten essential traits of a lean leader.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The

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Don’t Change the Culture, Change the Cultural Inputs

Company culture, loosely defined, is a set of shared beliefs, values, purpose, practices, behaviors, artifacts, language, goals, and attitudes within an organization. Changing culture continues to be a hot topic in the workplace. While there might be a strong desire to make quick changes, one could be well served by

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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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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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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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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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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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