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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 #208 – Michael Bremer, “How to Do a Gemba Walk”

Podcast #208 – Michael Bremer, “How to Do a Gemba Walk”

MP3 File (run time 36:24) Joining me for episode #208 is Michael Bremer, author of the recently released eBook How to Do a Gemba Walk. Michael is president of The Cumberland Group, a business improvement consulting firm based in Illinois. In today’s episode, Michael talks about different types of gemba walks, key behaviors that need to […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #207 – Chris Jerry, The Emily Jerry Foundation, Part 2

Podcast #207 – Chris Jerry, The Emily Jerry Foundation, Part 2

MP3 File (run time 49:30) Episode #207 is part two of my conversation with Chris Jerry, founder of The Emily Jerry Foundation.  The foundation was created in the aftermath of the tragic death of his daughter, Emily – a preventable medical error caused by a number of factors and bad systems. You can read Emily’s story here. In the first […]

By August 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #205 – Joe Schnur, Hand Hygiene & Patient Safety

Podcast #205 – Joe Schnur, Hand Hygiene & Patient Safety

MP3 File (run time 32:43) Episode #205 is a conversation with Joe Schnur, VP Business Development at Intelligent M, a company that “designs data-driven hand hygiene compliance  improvement solutions for hospitals that dramatically reduce healthcare-acquired infections and their associated costs.” Joe and I share a passion for improving patient safety and we’ve had a number of […]

Podcast #204 – Paul Plsek, Lean & Innovation at Virginia Mason

Podcast #204 – Paul Plsek, Lean & Innovation at Virginia Mason

MP3 File (run time 34:37) Joining me today for Episode #204 is Paul Plsek (@PaulPlsek) and we’re talking about his excellent book (a Shingo Research Award recipient this year) titled Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience. Virginia Mason, of course, is Virginia Mason Medical Center, the outstanding Lean organization […]

Podcast #203 – Chris Jerry, The Emily Jerry Foundation, Part 1

Podcast #203 – Chris Jerry, The Emily Jerry Foundation, Part 1

MP3 File (run time 40:21)  | Listen via YouTube Read the transcript My guest for Episode #203 (and an upcoming Part 2) is Chris Jerry, founder of The Emily Jerry Foundation.  The foundation was created in the aftermath of the tragic death of his daughter, Emily – a preventable medical error caused by a number of factors and […]

Podcast #202 – Patrick Graupp, TWI in Healthcare

Podcast #202 – Patrick Graupp, TWI in Healthcare

MP3 File (run time 34:56) My guest today for Episode 202 is Patrick Graupp, co-author of the excellent book Getting to Standard Work in Health Care: Using TWI to Create a Foundation for Quality Care, co-authored with Martha Purrier from Virginia Mason Medical Center. If you’re brand new to the Training Within Industry (TWI) model, […]

Podcast #201 – WorkOut Process at Mary Greeley Medical Center

Podcast #201 – WorkOut Process at Mary Greeley Medical Center

MP3 File (run time 37:21) Joining me for episode #201 are Ron Smith, a Process Improvement Coordinator/Lean Facilitator at Mary Greeley Medical Center (in Iowa) and Suz Kaprich, a consultant with KaiNexus (disclosure: I’m on the management team of KaiNexus and have an ownership stake in the company). Today, they are talking about a three-month “WorkOut” […]

Podcast #200 – Paul Spiegelman, “Patients Come Second”

Podcast #200 – Paul Spiegelman, “Patients Come Second”

MP3 File (run time 30:35) My guest for episode 200 is Paul Spiegelman, author of the book Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead. Today, we’re talking about his book and its provocative title – what do you mean patients don’t come first? What about this trend for “patient-centered care” (and […]

Podcast #199 – Jeff Gothelf, #LeanUX

Podcast #199 – Jeff Gothelf, #LeanUX

MP3 File (run time 34:03) Joining me for episode #199 is Jeff Gothelf (@jboogie), talking about “Lean UX” or “Lean User Experience,” a key method for software development, usually used in conjunction with design thinking, agile development, and Lean Startup business practices. Jeff is author of the book Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve […]

Podcast #198 – Harry Kenworthy, #Lean in Government

Podcast #198 – Harry Kenworthy, #Lean in Government

MP3 File (run time 39:17) Episode #198 is a discussion with Harry Kenworthy about his work bringing Lean into local and state governments. We had a great conversation that touches on the influence of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and many other concepts that might be of interest even if you’re not interested in “Lean Government” […]

Podcast #197 – Kim Barnas, “Beyond Heroes” at ThedaCare

Podcast #197 – Kim Barnas, “Beyond Heroes” at ThedaCare

MP3 File (run time 35:59) My guest for episode #197 is a hospital leader I really respect, Kim Barnas, author of the new book Beyond Heroes. Until very recently, Kim was a Senior VP at ThedaCare, leading Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Hospital. I’ve seen Kim speak to groups at ThedaCare and a few conferences and […]

Podcast #196 – Jim Huntzinger, What is TWI?

Podcast #196 – Jim Huntzinger, What is TWI?

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 33:04) My guest for episode 196 is Jim Huntzinger, founder of Lean Frontiers. Today, we’re talking about the Training Within Industry methodology and his new website WhatIsTWI.com. We are discussing topics including what a typical TWI “journey” looks like for an organization, how TWI is such a […]

Podcast #195 – Steve Montague, Lean + TeamSTEPPS for Patient Safety

Podcast #195 – Steve Montague, Lean + TeamSTEPPS for Patient Safety

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 38:47) Joining me for episode #195 is my friend Steve Montague from LifeWings. Steve and I met initially through our shared interest in Lean and, like Ron Pereira, we discovered we both lived in Keller, Texas (I’ve since moved to San Antonio). Steve is a retired Navy […]

Podcast #194 – Paul Piechota, Lean at the University of Dayton

Podcast #194 – Paul Piechota, Lean at the University of Dayton

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 34:04) My guest for episode #194 is Paul Piechota, Director for the Center for Competitive Change at the University of Dayton School of Engineering. Piechota has authored over 30 publications with such titles as Transforming the Enterprise, Getting to the Future First!, and Establishing a Method for Process and Culture Change […]

By February 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #193 – Mark Jaben, MD on Lean, Change, and Our Brains

Podcast #193 – Mark Jaben, MD on Lean, Change, and Our Brains

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 35:10) My guest for episode #193 is Mark Jaben, MD, talking about our brains, Lean, and change. Mark has been a guest blogger for me before and it’s great to talk to him today about his research and experiences. In our conversation, Mark talks about “the troublesome features […]

By February 6, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Podcast #192: John Torinus, Solving the Employer Healthcare Crisis

Podcast #192: John Torinus, Solving the Employer Healthcare Crisis

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 36:50) Joining me for podcast #192 is John Torinus, author of the excellent book, The Company That Solved Health Care: How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do the Same. John is the CEO of Wisconsin-based Serigraph Inc., a […]

By January 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #191: Mike Orzen (@MikeOrzen), #Lean in IT

Podcast #191: Mike Orzen (@MikeOrzen), #Lean in IT

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 32:41) Joining me for podcast #191 is my friend and fellow LEI faculty member Mike Orzen (@MikeOrzen), co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation. I recently crossed paths with Mike in Columbus, Ohio because we’re both mentoring students in the Ohio […]

By January 14, 2014 2 Comments Read More →