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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 […]

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Podcast #185 – Karen Dunn Skinner & David Skinner on Lean in Law Firms

Podcast #185 – Karen Dunn Skinner & David Skinner on Lean in Law Firms

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 48:40) My guests for episode #185 are Karen Dunn Skinner and David Skinner and our topic, for the first time on the Podcast, is Lean in law firms and the legal profession. David and Karen are husband and wife, attorneys, from Quebec, and consultants for their firm […]

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Podcast #184 – John Toussaint, MD on CEO Challenges & Enduring Excellence

Podcast #184 – John Toussaint, MD on CEO Challenges & Enduring Excellence

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 32:00) It’s great to have Dr. John Toussaint back for episode #184 of the podcast (see links to previous episodes below). He is, of course, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the author of two Shingo Award-winning books, On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to […]

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Podcast #183 – Scott Sambucci, Lean Startup Ideas for Sales

Podcast #183 – Scott Sambucci, Lean Startup Ideas for Sales

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 35:24) My guest for episode #183 is Scott Sambucci, who I met at the 2012 Lean Startup Conference. Scott is author of an excellent book, Startup Selling: How to sell if you really, really have to and don’t know how. Scott is also founder of  SalesQualia, a […]

Podcast #182 – Michael Grogan & Dr. Brenda Dmallo, Lean Healthcare in Africa

Podcast #182 – Michael Grogan & Dr. Brenda Dmallo, Lean Healthcare in Africa

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 36:24) Joining me for episode #182 are Michael Grogan and Dr. Brenda  Dmello, joining me via Skype from Tanzania where they are working together to use Lean to improve health care at the  Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in  Tanzania  (CCBRT). Michael is Irish born and left his […]

Podcast #181 – Ron Pereira, Talking Lean and Six Sigma

Podcast #181 – Ron Pereira, Talking Lean and Six Sigma

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 30:30) My guest for Podcast #181 is a good friend, Ron Pereira of Gemba Academy, an outstanding provider of online Lean (and now Six Sigma) education. You might also know Ron from his blog posts (and now, also, a podcast) at LSSacademy.com. I was recently a guest […]

Podcast #180 – Dan Florizone, Lean in Saskatchewan Healthcare

Podcast #180 – Dan Florizone, Lean in Saskatchewan Healthcare

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 34:14) Joining me for episode #180 of the Lean Blog Podcast is Dan Florizone (@DanDeputy), who served from 2008 until last month as  Deputy Minister of Health in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Dan has just recently transitioned into his new role as the Deputy Minister of […]

Podcast #179 – Judy Worth & Tom Shuker, “Perfecting Patient Journeys”

Podcast #179 – Judy Worth & Tom Shuker, “Perfecting Patient Journeys”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 29:31)   My guests for Podcast #179 are my friends Judy Worth and Tom Shuker, two of the co-authors of the book  Perfecting Patient Journeys, which was published earlier this year by the Lean Enterprise Institute. About the book: “Perfecting Patient Journeys  is a guide for leaders […]

Podcast #178 – Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel Wire

Podcast #178 – Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel Wire

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 29:41)  |  Read a Transcript Joining me for Podcast #178 is Drew Greenblatt, President and Owner of Marlin Steel Wire Products, a manufacturing company based in Baltimore. I was really impressed with Drew’s keynote talk at the recent AME Southwest Region conference here in San Antonio.  Drew’s […]

Podcast #177 – Bob Emiliani, Nobody Is Exempt From Improvement

Podcast #177 – Bob Emiliani, Nobody Is Exempt From Improvement

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 24:26) My guest for Podcast #177 is a returning guest, Bob Emiliani. In this episode, we’re talking about one of his latest eBooks: Nobody Is Exempt From Improvement.  Check out our previous podcasts together – Episodes 132, 77, 48, 38, and 30. Bob is a professor at […]

Podcast #176 – Norman Bodek, The Harada Method

Podcast #176 – Norman Bodek, The Harada Method

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 25:14) Joining me once again for episode #176 is my good friend Norman Bodek, who has been a guest many times here. Today, we are talking about his latest book, The Harada Method: The Spirit of Self-Reliance. You can also learn more about the book and Norman’s […]

Podcast #175 – Mike Taubitz, Lean and Safety

Podcast #175 – Mike Taubitz, Lean and Safety

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 28:17) My guest for podcast #175 is Mike Taubitz of the firm Sustainable Lean and  FDR Safety. Mike is a retired GM employee (including a stint as Global Safety Director)  and we met at the Michigan Lean Consortium conference in 2011. We quickly discovered our shared interest […]

Podcast #174 – John Hunter, “Management Matters”

Podcast #174 – John Hunter, “Management Matters”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 37:46) My 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 […]

Podcast #172 – Jerry Bussell, Anatomy of a Lean Leader

Podcast #172 – Jerry Bussell, Anatomy of a Lean Leader

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 25:40) Joining me for episode #172 is Jerry Bussell, previously a guest on episode #137. Today, we’re talking about his recent book, Anatomy of a Lean Leader.  I just saw Jerry talk about the book yesterday at the AME spring conference here in San Antonio. Jerry talks […]

Podcast #171 – Chad Walters (@LeanBlitz), Lean in Sports

Podcast #171 – Chad Walters (@LeanBlitz), Lean in Sports

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 33:12) My guest for episode #171 is Chad Walters (@leanblitz), a friend and a  Lean consultant. He is owner of Lean Blitz Consulting in Augusta, Georgia, a firm focused on continuous improvement for small businesses and sports organizations. I’m a big fan (and frequent commenter) on Chad’s […]

Podcast #170 – Stephen Parry, “Sense and Respond”

Podcast #170 – Stephen Parry, “Sense and Respond”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 32:07) My guest for episode #170 is Stephen Parry  (@LeanVoices on Twitter), joining us from England. He is a keynote speaker at the upcoming Lean Kanban North America conference in late April. I will also be a main stage speaker at the event. Parry has experience leading […]

Podcast #169 – Len Berry, PhD on “The Promise of Lean in Healthcare”

Podcast #169 – Len Berry, PhD on “The Promise of Lean in Healthcare”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 32:18) Joining me for Episode #169 is Leonard L. Berry, PhD,  Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the  Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. We are talking about his article that he co-authored with John Toussaint, MD  Mayo Clinic Proceedings:  “The Promise of Lean in Health Care” […]

Podcast #168 – Carolyn McCulley, “Breaking the Wall of Silence”

Podcast #168 – Carolyn McCulley, “Breaking the Wall of Silence”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 26:21) My guest for episode #168 is Carolyn McCulley, from CityGate Films, and  she is a co-director and producer of the upcoming documentary called “Breaking the Wall of Silence.” Through March 31, you can sponsor this project through the Kickstarter website (with a minimum contribution of $15) […]