Free Webinar on Lean and Zen Today; How We Improve at KaiNexus


Today, I'm happy to be playing host and moderator for a free webinar that's being presented by a good friend of this blog, Kevin Meyer, a co-founder at Gemba Academy.

The webinar, airing from 1 to 2 pm ET, hosted by KaiNexus is titled:

Personal Leadership at the Nexus of Lean and Zen

A recording can be found below…

I've known Kevin going back to the start of my blogging adventures, as his original site “Evolving Excellence” pre-dated mine. He was definitely one of the early Lean bloggers, back when he was president of a medical device company in California. Read his full bio here.

He's now author of a book, released last year, titled The Simple Leader: Personal and Professional Leadership at the Nexus of Lean and Zen.

In his webinar you will learn:

  • The fascinating overlap between Lean and Zen.
  • How to use that overlap to calm everyday chaos.
  • How to become more productive by identifying and optimizing the best part of your day.
  • How to grow as a person – and a leader.

Again, you can register today (use that link to the left if you'd like to view or download the slides).

You can also listen to (or read about) a conversation Kevin and I had to preview the webinar, available via the KaiNexus blog and podcast.

A Preview of Next Week's Webinar: The Nexus of Lean & Zen

Speaking of podcasts, we try to practice what we preach at KaiNexus… that includes practicing Kaizen, or ongoing continuous improvement.

I wrote about this in a blog post about making a small process improvement to our podcast series… and I, of course, read the post, as a podcast episode.

So, that's a podcast of a blog post about improving our podcasts. That's what happens when continuous improvement is a way of life.

Check out the post (to read or listen):

How We Use Kaizen and our Improvement Software to Get Better: Podcast Episode Numbers

I hope you enjoy it or find it interesting… does it inspire you to improve something in your own work?

How does your continuous improvement team improve the way you help others improve?

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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.


  1. It was the Sheraton Hongqiao, and the GM was Thomas Mueller. This was back around 2009 I believe. I’ve kept in sporadic contact with him via LinkedIn, and he’s now retired and sailing around Asia.


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