Podcast #273 – David Veech, His New Book “Leadersights”


Joining me for Episode #273 of the podcast is David Veech, author of the new book Leadersights: Creating Great Leaders Who Create Great Workplaces.

David is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences at Ohio State University and their Fisher College of Business, teaching in the MBOE program (see his full bio).

Veech was previously a lecturer in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He joined the University of Kentucky after retiring from the US Army in 2001. He taught in the Defense Acquisition University from 1998 to 2001 and was assistant professor of military science at Stetson University from 1988 to 1991.

In today's episode, we talk about his book, how his background and career in the Army influenced his views on Lean and leadership, “self-efficacy,” and more.

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For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/273.

Topics and Links for this Episode:

  • Follow David on Twitter as @davidveech and @leansights
  • Find David on LinkedIn
  • Introduce yourself and your background… and how you got introduced to Lean
  • How did your career in the Army influence your approach to and your understanding of Lean?
  • Tell us about your first book… what is the C4 process?
  • What led to the new book?
  • What are the three categories you call “leadersights?”
    • Learning
    • Loving
    • Letting go
  • Chapter 4 is about “self-efficacy” – what does that mean? What's the importance of that concept related to change management and teams?

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.



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