Category: Productivity

Total 309 Posts

GA 307 | The Role of Automation and AI in Continuous Improvement with Lauren Hisey

This week’s guest is Lauren Hisey. Ron and Lauren talked all about automation and artificial intelligence, what the future holds as far as continuous improvement goes, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Lauren’s favorite quote (2:23) Lauren’s

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GA 305 | Building Trust and Leveraging Conflict with Robb Holman

This week’s guest is Robb Holman. Ron and Rob discussed the importance of building trust in the workplace, the concept of Inside Out Leadership, and why conflict can be a powerful tool.  A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Robb’s

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GA 303 | Running a Successful Kaizen Event with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Ron and Adam discussed everything that goes into running a successful kaizen event, including team selection, engagement, and increasing the chances of “winning.” A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The untraditional quote that

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GA 302 | Continuous Improvement at Halliburton with Chris Rodriguez

This week’s guest is Chris Rodriguez, Continuous Improvement Lead at Halliburton. Chris described their journey, including some of the lessons they’ve learned. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Chris (2:04) Chris’s background (2:49) About Halliburton

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GA 301 | Navigating Lean Trends with Karen Martin

This week’s guest is Karen Martin. Karen described some of the lean trends she’s observed, and how we can best prepare for and learn from them. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Karen (2:01) Karen’s

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GA 300 | Leadership, Teamwork, and Taking Flight with Richard Sheridan

We’re celebrating our 300th episode by sitting down with Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations. Ron and Richard discussed the company’s unique culture, the similarities between flying an airplane and running a business, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 299 | Lean and Strategy in the U.S. Air Force with Reza Zeinalpour

This week’s guest is Reza Zeinalpour. Ron and Reza talked about applying continuous improvement in the U.S. Air Force, including how they integrate performance metrics, innovation, and virtual reality. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires

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GA 298 | Defining Standardized Work with Mike Thelen

This week’s guest is Mike Thelen. Ron and Mike explored all things standardized work, including the components, how often it should be improved, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Mike (1:53) Mike’s background

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GA 297 | The Importance of Hansei and Revitalization with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Katie described what it’s like working with former Toyota leader Mr. Isao Yoshino, and why the practices of reflection and revitalization are so critical. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A quote that

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