Steven J. Spear Podcast for the upcoming IQPC Lean Six Sigma Summit


I'm happy to be a media partner for the upcoming IQPC Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit, to be held January 17-20 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

One of their keynote speakers is Professor Steven J. Spear, a previous guest on my Podcast series (episodes #58 and #87) and the author of the book The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition.

As a preview to their conference, IQPC has a new podcast discussion of their own with Spear, which you can find on this page.

In the podcast, they talk about topics including:

  • What is a “high-velocity” company?
  • How are some companies able to generate far better performance than the rest in their industry, across every relevant measure?
  • How is Toyota an example of this, even with recent problems?
  • What common themes are there with the U.S. nuclear navy and its safety record?

You can see their event agenda here and their list of speakers here.


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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