Category: Six Sigma

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GA 397 | Lean Leadership, Respect for People, and the Military with Michael Austin Giles

This week’s guest is Michael “Austin” Giles. Austin explained what it’s like to practice continuous improvement in the military and how military leadership is similar to lean leadership. He also shared a great anecdote about making mistakes. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 395 | Implementing Tiered Huddles with Sarah Cook

This week’s guest is Sarah Cook. Sarah broke down the concept of tiered huddles, why they’re worth doing, and how to get started. Be sure to check out our Lean Daily Management series for more on this topic. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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