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GA 324 | From Software Engineers to Face Shield Manufacturers with Radek Pietruszewski

By Jessica Bush - June 18th, 2020

This week’s guest is Radek Pietruszewski. To help fight COVID-19 in Poland, Radek and his software engineering colleagues figured out how to quickly manufacture thousands of face shields. He and Ron discussed the details of this

GA 323 | Pivoting From Furniture to Personal Protective Equipment with Jeff Kaas

By Jessica Bush - June 11th, 2020

This week’s guest is Jeff Kaas. Jeff explained how Kaas Tailored went from making furniture to making PPE in response to COVID-19. Jeff also shared some of the mistakes they’ve made, including reverting to batch production.

GA 322 | Tailoring the Kata Model with James Newell

By Jessica Bush - June 4th, 2020

This week’s guest is James Newell. Ron and James explored the ways James has tailored the kata model to better suit different teams and industries. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episo

GA 320 | Lean in the Legal Profession with Jaclyn Harder

By Jessica Bush - May 21st, 2020

This week’s guest is Jaclyn Harder. Ron and Jaclyn discussed how lean applies to practicing law, as well as the power of taking action. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’

GA 319 | The Danger of Expertise with Audie Penn

By Jessica Bush - May 14th, 2020

This week’s guest is Audie Penn. Ron and Audie talked about the ways that lean can be used to help teams solve unique problems. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll lear

GA 318 | Structuring Your Continuous Improvement Efforts with Calvin Williams

By Jessica Bush - May 7th, 2020

This week’s guest is Calvin Williams. Ron and Calvin discussed leadership standard work and how continuous improvement could be used to navigate the global COVID-19 pandemic. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for d

GA 317 | Implementing Lean at Starbucks with Karen Gaudet

By Jessica Bush - April 30th, 2020

This week’s guest is Karen Gaudet. Before becoming Team Leader of Operations and Personnel at LEI, she worked for Starbucks, and she shared the story of their powerful lean transformation with us. A MP3 audio version of this epis

GA 316 | Leading During a Crisis with Sam MacPherson

By Jessica Bush - April 23rd, 2020

This week we’re sharing the audio of a webinar by Sam MacPherson. Sam discussed leading and communicating during a crisis, preparing for a crisis, applying SMED in a crisis, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is availa

GA 315 | Dealing With Uncertainty with Steve Kane

By Jessica Bush - April 16th, 2020

This week we’re sharing the audio of a presentation on coaching, leader standard work, and uncertainty by our own Steve Kane. Steve’s advice on uncertainty is particularly relevant to today. A MP3 audio version of this epis

How to Manage Chaos & Uncertainty

By Ron Pereira - April 3rd, 2020

One of the most efficient ways to work through an obstacle, or uncertainty, is to learn as fast as possible through experimentation. I think it’s safe to say that most of us have been facing lots of change and uncertainty over the la

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