Tag: Podcast – Kaizen

Podcast #242 – Staff & Leaders Talk About the Culture of Continuous Improvement at Franciscan St. Francis

Podcast #242 – Staff & Leaders Talk About the Culture of Continuous Improvement at Franciscan St. Francis






Episode #242 is unique in that it’s a collection of audio clips from videos that Joe Swartz and I shot in late 2014 at his health system, Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. In the videos, a number of nurses and leaders talk about continuous improvement in a way that’s fun, wise, and inspirational. read […]






By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #217 – Alan Robinson, The Idea-Driven Organization

Podcast #217 – Alan Robinson, The Idea-Driven Organization






MP3 File (run time 38:53) Our guest today is Alan G. Robinson, PhD, an award-winning author, educator, researcher and consultant. He has co-authored six books, including Modern Approaches to Manufacturing Improvement: The Shingo System, Ideas Are Free, and his latest, The Idea-Driven Organization. His specialties include managing continuous improvement, creativity, ideas and innovation, and Lean production, being […]






Podcast #209 – George Friesen, Lean, Kaizen, and Idea Boards

Podcast #209 – George Friesen, Lean, Kaizen, and Idea Boards






MP3 File (run time 33:39) My guest for episode #209 is George Friesen, Business Practice Leader for Lean Transformations in the Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College. In this episode, we talk about his early experiences at the GM/Toyota NUMMI plant, why candor and trust are so important in a Lean transformation, and how to engage […]






By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #187 – Joe Swartz, Co-Author of the “Healthcare Kaizen” Books

Podcast #187 – Joe Swartz, Co-Author of the “Healthcare Kaizen” Books






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 32:10) Joining me for episode #187 is Joe Swartz, my friend and esteemed co-author for our books Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization. You can learn more about our […]






By September 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #186 – Jon Miller, “Creating a Kaizen Culture”

Podcast #186 – Jon Miller, “Creating a Kaizen Culture”






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 37:36) My guest for episode #186 is my friend Jon Miller, CEO of Kaizen Institute  and long-time blogger at Gemba Panta Rei. Today, we’re talking about his upcoming book, Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains  (co-authored by Mike Wroblewski […]






By September 19, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #136 – Paul Akers, His New Book “2 Second Lean”

Podcast #136 – Paul Akers, His New Book “2 Second Lean”






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 21:18) Our guest for episode #136 is Paul Akers, President of FastCap and author of the book 2 Second Lean. Here, we are talking about the new book and how small improvements that save 2 seconds in your daily work can contribute to an engaging and fun […]






By January 26, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #133 – Mark Graban, Healthcare Kaizen Webinar Q&A

Podcast #133 – Mark Graban, Healthcare Kaizen Webinar Q&A






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 30:53) Episode #133 is hosted by Ron Pereira, from Gemba Academy, as he leads me through additional Q&A as a follow up to our recent webinar on my upcoming book Healthcare Kaizen  and some of the concepts from the book on the theme of “Putting the Continuous […]






By December 16, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Podcast #95 – Norman Bodek “How to Do Kaizen”

Podcast #95 – Norman Bodek “How to Do Kaizen”






Also available as Video Podcast #11, Episode #95 of the LeanBlog Podcast  features  Norman Bodek talking about some of the ideas in his most recent book, How to do Kaizen: A new path to innovation – Empowering everyone to be a problem solver. Late in the podcast, Norman asks and answers an interesting question: what […]






LeanBlog Podcast #1 — Norman Bodek

LeanBlog Podcast #1 — Norman Bodek






Here is my first LeanBlog Podcast, featuring author and consultant Norman Bodek, President of PCS Press. I have to give credit for the idea to Norman, as he approached me about doing a series of audio interviews as a follow up to and continuation of our Q&A that I posted here on the blog earlier […]