Gemba Academy Podcast

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GA 434
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…

GA 433
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…

GA 432
“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…

GA 431
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…

GA 430
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…

GA 429
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…

GA 428
The Power of Discovery with Colin Baird

This week’s guest is Colin Baird. Ron and Colin discussed the role of discovery and the importance of being appreciated. Colin also shared how his relationship with his father shaped the way he views continuous improvement. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available…

GA 427
The Hierarchy of Action with Ryan McCall

This week’s guest is Ryan McCall. Ron and Ryan explored the Hierarchy of Action, and what it means to “Start with Why.” Ryan also shared some advice for what to do when your “Why?” isn’t embraced by those around you. An MP3 audio version of…

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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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