LeanBlog Podcast #35 is another discussion with David Meier, co-author of the book Toyota Talent, written with Dr. Jeffrey Liker. In this podcast, we follow up our previous discussion (Podcast #31) to talk about the upcoming Toyota books, as well as some of the leadership challenges that companies face with working with Lean.
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Keywords and Main Points, Episode #35
- The next books coming in the series – Toyota Culture, Toyota Process, Toyota Problem Solving
- Hearing comments about how companies have trouble sustaining Lean after 3 or 5 years — why is that happening and what’s missing?
- Talking about the LEI survey on why companies struggle with Lean
- How is the Toyota San Antonio plant creating a system of systematic continuous improvement?
- Following the stand problem solving methodology to find out why a company is struggling with Lean…
- Instead of being punitive, leaders need to be more inspirational
- Need to move away from blaming
- Leadership has to communicate the message
- His website: http://www.thetoyotaway.org/
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