This podcast will offer business solutions to help listeners develop and implement action plans for lean process improvement and implement continuous improvement projects, cost reductions, product quality enhancements, and process effectiveness improvement. Listeners come from many industries in both manufacturing and office applications.
In this episode, I discuss the new management system needed to support and sustain continuous improvement initiatives. I give listeners an overview of the leadership traits and behaviors necessary to support lean initiatives. This is a great episode to share with your leadership team!
In this episode, listeners will hear an introduction to my new book, Avoiding The Continuous Appearance Trap. I discuss the book dedication, introduction, and dive into the first of the twelve questions: Are you Content. Get your copy at www.avoidcontinuousappearance.com.
In this episode, listeners will hear a piece from our Lean Leadership Certification as the Lean Solutions Academy. I explain the difference between leadership and management, identify the five leadership actions, and define servant leadership.
In this episode, I talk with Steve Kane, the Director of Customer Success at the Gemba Academy. This was a recorded webinar from a few months back but is still very relevant today as we begin looking forward into 2021. Enjoy!
In this episode, Jack Kahler and I discuss why "cashing the check" and bottom-line impact is so important for lean initiatives. We also discuss how to "speak the same language" as executive decision-makers when it comes to improvements and cost savings. Jack can be contacted by emailing him at email@example.com.
In this episode I talk with Dagmar Vlahos, Lean Professional at the University of New Hampshire about Lean in Higher Education. We discuss their model for business improvements as well as the impact of covid 19 on her work at the university.
In episode 13, I discussed the importance of keeping things simple. Then in episode 15, I gave a deep dive into keeping things visual. In this episode, I talk about the final aspect of great lean cultures which is continuous improvement. I give you three points to remember when developing a continuous improvement culture.
In this episode, I discuss the second area important in supporting a culture of continuous improvement; keep it visual! I talk about three points that are important to remember when it comes to keeping things visual. Enjoy!
In this episode, we travel back to May of 2020 when Panos Efsta presented some great insights around the importance of curiosity and system thinking. We also talk about TWI, Job Methods, and even Toyota Kata!
One of the biggest reasons people fail to maintain a robust lean system is their desire for complexity. This desire seems to be human nature. We begin simply enough, but then we add more and more levels of complexity until eventually, we have a system that takes far too long to maintain.
When we are working with human beings, we must keep things as simple as possible or things will begin to fall apart. In this episode, I give you three points to remember to help keep things simple.
In this episode, I address the topic of failure. One of my favorite books was written by Michael Abrashoff, a former Navy Commander. He wrote the book, It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, a story of organizational transformation and innovative leadership. In this episode I talk about decision making and risk necessary to create a culture of continuous improvement. Enjoy!
In this episode, Mark and I discuss his new book, Measures of Success. During the conversation, we talk about the ups and downs of business and how to properly measure and manage for success. Mark gives us an understanding of process behavior charts, vanity metrics, and we even get into the red bead experiment! Don't forget to check out Mark's new podcast, "My Favorite Mistake." You can also find it at www.MyFavoriteMistakePodcast.com
In this episode I talk with Edward Blackman, global consultant and founder of Kelda Consulting, about behavior and how it affects business. We discuss topics like feedback, performance reviews, the red bead experiment, and company strategy. Enjoy!
In this episode, I spoke with Katie Anderson just before her book launch and gained an insider's view of how the book was written and why. Listen in as Katie talks about her and Mr. Yoshino's intentions behind the book, their journey together, and the many learnings along the way for Mr. Yoshino and Katie herself.