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LeanBlog Podcast #6– Jamie Flinchbaugh, Part 2

JamieHere is LeanBlog Podcast #6, the second part of my discussion with Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean. You can find the first part of the podcast here. In this Podcast, we talk about how leadership needs to apply the ideas of waste to reduction to their own jobs and how leaders really “lead” rather than being merely “behind” lean efforts.

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LeanBlog Podcast #6 Show Notes and Approximate Timeline

  • 0:50 How do you teach people how to see waste? What is the role of leaders in eliminating waste?
  • 1:10 More about the “language of waste” and specific waste terminology, why is that important?
  • 2:10 How leaders can eliminate waste from their own role and your own work
  • 4:20 How can leaders get people to move to action? Does fear get in the way?
  • 4:55 “Be visible” – being visible versus being a “showman”
  • 5:10 “Great leaders ask great questions” but it’s also important to make suggestions as a leader, to help drive action
  • 5:30 “The management support myth” — being “behind” lean versus being a leader
  • 6:35 Asking questions versus pointing out things to do
  • 8:30 Doing lean “with” someone versus “for” them
  • Jamie’s most recent column in Assembly Magazine can be found here. Click here for an archive of Jamie’s columns.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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