Tag: Podcast – Deming

Podcast #238 – Kevin Cahill, on his Grandfather, W. Edwards Deming

Podcast #238 – Kevin Cahill, on his Grandfather, W. Edwards Deming

Episode #238 is a conversation with somebody I’ve wanted to talk with for a long time, Kevin Cahill. He is the executive director of the W. Edwards Deming Institute. He’s also a grandson of Dr. Deming! ...

By January 11, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #229 – John Dyer, Reflections on Deming, Six Sigma, and More

Podcast #229 – John Dyer, Reflections on Deming, Six Sigma, and More

My guest for episode #229 is John Dyer, president of his consulting firm, JD&A, Inc., and a contributor for IndustryWeek.com. John started his career at General Electric and later moved to Ingersoll-Rand, where he was VP of Operations for their Security and Safety sector.

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #174 – John Hunter, “Management Matters”

Podcast #174 – John Hunter, “Management Matters”

MP3 File (run time 37:46)

john_hunter_tent_rocks_NMMy guest for podcast #174 is John Hunter, a long-time friend and fellow blogger – at his Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog and, more recently, as a blogger for the W. Edwards Deming Institute. John has recently published a book through LeanPub.com titled “Management Matters.”

In this episode, John joins us from Malaysia, where he has been living, and we talk about his quality background – growing up in Madison, Wisconsin, influenced by his dad (William Hunter), Brian Joiner, George Box, Dr. Deming, and others. John also talks about his book and work, why long-term thinking is such a rare commodity, and some of the lessons from Dr. Deming that mean the most to him.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/174.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which

Podcast #167 – Claire Crawford-Mason, Producer of Dr. W. Edwards Deming Videos

Podcast #167 – Claire Crawford-Mason, Producer of Dr. W. Edwards Deming Videos

MP3 File (run time 36:58)

clare crawford masonMy guest for episode #167 is Clare Crawford-Mason, the producer of the landmark 1980 NBC documentary that featured W. Edwards Deming,  “If Japan Can Do It, Why Can’t We?

I was fortunate to meet Clare and her husband Bob back in 2007 or so when I was teaching a Lean healthcare seminar near their home in Washington, DC. Clare and Bob led the efforts to create the “Deming Library” video series. They also created the PBS special “Good News: How Hospitals Heal Themselves” and the companion book The Nun and the Bureaucrat.

We’ve talked for years about doing this podcast and I’m glad to finally being able to share this with you. Early in the podcast, Clare talks about meeting Dr. Deming and the production of documentary, which is a fascinating story and glimpse into his personality and work.

Show notes and links:

Podcast #156 – Mike Stoecklein, Memories of Working with Deming

Podcast #156 – Mike Stoecklein, Memories of Working with Deming

MP3 File  (run time 29:37)

mikeMy guest for episode is #156 is a friend, Mike Stoecklein, the Director of Network Operations for the Healthcare Value Network. I was able to work with Mike when I was an employee of the Lean Enterprise Institute, working closely with the HVN team and their members.

Our conversation is about Mike’s reflections on meeting Dr. W. Edwards Deming in the late 1980s, volunteering to assist with some of his famed 4-day seminars around the country. You can read Mike’s excellent blog post that was the basis for some of our discussion here. Why are we hear? To learn… and to have fun, as Dr. Deming said!

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/156/.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which inclu

By August 16, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
Podcast #117 – Samuel A. Culbert, “Get Rid of the Performance Review!”

Podcast #117 – Samuel A. Culbert, “Get Rid of the Performance Review!”

MP3 File (run time 30:42)

Episode #117 is a conversation with Prof. Samuel A. Culbert of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Along with Daniel Pink, he is a fellow alum of Northwestern University. Prof. Culbert has a BS in Systems Engineering, the precursor of the Industrial Engineering department in which I was a student. Dr. Culbert then earned a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA.

Today, we are talking about his most recent book, Get Rid of the Performance Review!: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing–and Focus on What Really Matters. Much like Dan Pink’s take on incentives in the workplace, Culbert is a contrarian about the generally accepted (yet dysfunctional) practice of the “annual performance review.” In his writing, Culbert calls them “corporate theatre,” as well as a “sham,” a “facade,” “immoral” and “intimidating”. In the podcast, we talk about the problems and alternatives to this common management practice.

For a link to episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/117.

Recent articles by Prof. Culbert, via my blog posts:

LeanBlog Podcast #92 – Mike Micklewright, Another Crisis

LeanBlog Podcast #92 – Mike Micklewright, Another Crisis

micklewright

Episode #92 brings a returning guest, the always entertaining and thought-provoking Mike Micklewright. He is the author of a batch of two new books: Out of Another @#&*% Crisis! Motivation through Humiliation and Lean ISO 9001: Adding Spark to your ISO 9001 QMS and Sustainability to your Lean Efforts. In this podcast, we talk about his “Crisis” book and why it’s important to revisit the teachings of W. Edwards Deming. How are companies and CEOs performing against the famous 14 Points?

Click to play:

MP3 File

You can find Mike online at

LeanBlog Podcast #71 – Patrick Anderson, Part 2

LeanBlog Podcast #71 – Patrick Anderson, Part 2

LeanBlog Podcast Episode #71 is part two of a conversation with Patrick M. Anderson, the Executive Director of Chugachmiut, the Tribal consortium created to promote self-determination to the seven Native communities of the Chugach Region. I met Patrick at a Lean conference where he shared their experiences with applying Lean principles to healthcare delivery in Alaska. I am happy to bring their story to you, and here’s the link to Part 1 if you missed it (Episode #53).

LeanBlog Podcast #63 – David “Zuma Dogg” Saltsburg, L.A. Mayoral Candidate

LeanBlog Podcast #63 – David “Zuma Dogg” Saltsburg, L.A. Mayoral Candidate

I have a very special guest today… it’s a very spur of the moment podcast with L.A. mayoral candidate, David “Zuma Dogg” Saltsburg. This went from email, to phone call, to podcast all in a few hours.

By February 24, 2009 3 Comments Read More →
LeanBlog Podcast #57 – Alfie Kohn, “Punished by Rewards”

LeanBlog Podcast #57 – Alfie Kohn, “Punished by Rewards”

My guest for LeanBlog Podcast #57 is Alfie Kohn, an author and lecturer in the fields of education, parenting, and human behavior. His books include Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes and The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing.

By January 11, 2009 5 Comments Read More →
LeanBlog Podcast #43 – Mike Micklewright, “What Would Deming Say?”

LeanBlog Podcast #43 – Mike Micklewright, “What Would Deming Say?”

Episode #43 of LeanBlog Podcast is a very special one. My guest is Mike Mickleright, writer, consultant, and performer — most interesting to me is his impersonation of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. As I wrote about before, I’ve seen his DVD and Mike agreed to create this podcast with me. We start off talking with Mike about his background with Dr. Deming and how he created the impersonation. Then, we shift into me interviewing Mike as Dr. Deming, asking him some questions on modern quality approaches including Lean and Six Sigma.

LeanBlog Podcast #18 – Eric Christiansen, “A Deming Company”

Here is Episode #18 of the LeanBlog Podcast. My guest today is Eric Christiansen, the President of a translation services company, OmniLingua (more can be found here on their philosophy as a company, being a self-described “Deming Company.) I was interested in talking with Eric about what it means to be a “Deming Company” and about their implementation of “wiki” tools (ala Wikipedia) for managing their standard work and process documentation.

By February 19, 2007 1 Comments Read More →