Gemba Academy Podcast

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Work Design and Intrinsic Motivation with Thomas Bertels

This week’s guest is Thomas Bertels. Ron and Thomas discussed how Thomas got into work design, how it relates to lean, and why intrinsic motivation is so critical. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: …

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Golf, Coaching, and Intentional Leadership with Wendy Posillico

This week’s guest is Wendy Posillico. Ron and Wendy discussed her golf career, her company Live Your June, and the role of ethos and pathos in leadership. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Wendy’s…

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All About TPM with Ron Pereira

This week’s guest is Ron Pereira. Ron talked about our TPM, or Total Productive Maintenance, content, and then shared a previous episode on TPM by Balaji Chandrasekar. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The…

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Being a Scientific Leader with Calvin Williams

This week’s guest is Calvin Williams. Ron and Calvin discussed his company Impruver, scientific thinking, and what it means to be a scientific leader. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Calvin wanted…

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“Lean” versus “lean” with Martina Kuhlmeyer

This week’s guest is Martina Kuhlmeyer. Ron and Martina talked about the true definition of culture, what it means to build lean into your company culture, and how to tell when things go awry. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download…

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Implementing a Quality Management System with Dereck Williams

This week’s guest is Dereck Williams. Ron and Dereck discussed Quality Management Systems, what they entail, and how to ensure your efforts are successful and sustainable. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote…

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The Importance of Empathetic Leadership with Bhavana Bartholf

This week’s guest is Bhavana Bartholf. Bhavana is the Global Head of Digital & Sales Strategy at Microsoft and a keynote speaker at this year’s AME International Conference. Ron and Bhavana discussed empathy, culture, trust, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is…

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Driving Excellence and Creating Value with Michael Lamach

This week’s guest is Michael Lamach. A keynote presenter at this year’s AME International Conference, Ron and Michael talked about everything from his time at Trane Technologies, to promoting engagement, cycle time, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download…

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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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About Ron Pereira

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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