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Navigating the Struggle of Learning with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie met up at the AME conference in Dallas to discuss what Katie’s been up to as well as her book, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn. Katie also shed some light on her approach to lean,…

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The Power of Transactional Lean with Jen Borden

This week’s guest is Jen Borden. Ron and Jen discussed transactional lean, what it entails, and how you can get started with it.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Jen’s quote (1:43) Jen’s background…

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Good and “Evil” in Kata with Scott Laundry and Marc Bicknell

This week’s guests are Scott Laundry and Marc Bicknell. Ron, Scott, and Marc discussed all things kata, including being a good coach and how kata can be “evil.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: …

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Governing the Standard with Billy Taylor

This week’s guest is Billy Taylor. We caught up with Billy at the recent AME conference in Dallas, where he and Ron discussed his book The Winning Link and the concept of governance. Billy also shared some powerful anecdotes we think you’ll enjoy. An MP3…

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Firefighting, Docility, and the Top-Down Approach to Lean with Mike Thelen

This week’s guest is Mike Thelen. Ron and Mike caught up at the recent AME conference in Dallas, where they discussed company culture, the role of docility, and why “firefighters” get promoted instead of leaders.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for…

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Planning an AME Conference with Gregory MacDougall

This week’s guest is Gregory MacDougall. Gregory’s interview is the first we’re sharing from the recent AME Conference in Dallas. Gregory explained how he chooses keynote speakers, what his health journey has taught him, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available…

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Reality Fights Back with Trond Undheim

This week’s guest is Trond Undheim. Ron and Trond discussed Trond’s book Augmented Lean, and his thoughts on automation and technology. He and Ron also each shared their stance on social media and its effects on humanity. An MP3 audio version of this episode is…

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From “Here” to “There” in Leadership with Alex Judd

This week’s guest is Alex Judd. Alex explained his growth-oriented approach to leadership and coaching, and even gave Ron some parenting advice. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Alex likes (3:31) Alex’s…

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The Gemba Academy Podcast is the premier podcast for all continuous improvement practitioners. Regardless of your prior experience, you will find lessons and insights applicable to both your professional and personal life.

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Ron is an avid lean six sigma practitioner, and master black belt. His passion for improvement led him to help found Gemba Academy, the premium provider of Lean Six Sigma training.

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