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How Toyota Leverages Lean in the Front Office with Jeff Miller

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. Today’s guest is Jeff Miller, the Chairman of the Global Best Practices Group for Toyota Financial Services. A…

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How Our Brains Impact Performance with Ron Pereira

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. We really changed things up in this episode. Instead of hosting, it was my turn to be the…

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How to Conduct a Gemba Walk with Michael Bremer

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. Today’s guest wears many hats. Michael Bremer is a blogger, author, and President of the Cumberland Group. He…

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Defeating Complexity By Leveraging People with Kevin Meyer

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. Today’s guest is Gemba Academy Co-Founder Kevin Meyer. Kevin wears many hats at Gemba Academy and has a…

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Lean and Green with Keivan Zokaei

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. Today’s guest is Keivan Zokaei, a UK-based author and consultant. Keivan is a pioneer in the lean and…

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The Lean Roundtable with Paul Akers and Friends

Press the play button above to listen to the episode. If you’re reading this via email or RSS click the image below to listen to the episode. Today’s episode is jam-packed with amazing lean conversation. FastCap’s Paul Akers invited me to join his monthly Lean Roundtable,…

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Leading with Respect with Michael Ballé

This episode’s guest is Michael Ballé, co-author of popular lean novels like “The Gold Mine,” “The Lean Manager,” and “Lead With Respect.” Michael and his father Freddy Ballé make lean literature engaging and accessible to readers of all backgrounds and levels of expertise. In this episode you’ll…

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Shadows or Reality? Plato’s Cave Allegory with Ron Pereira

The more I study lean the more I realize its deep philosophical roots… Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is a great example of this. As such, in this short episode, I’d like to invite you inside a dark and dreary cave where we’re challenged to determine…

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About the Show

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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