Episode #5 of the “Lean Whiskey” Podcast (With Guest Host Paul Critchley)

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Mark Graban and Paul Critchley

Hi, it's episode 5 of our “Lean Whiskey” podcast where we mostly talk about Lean and maybe chat just little bit about whiskey.

Joining me today is a guest host, my friend Paul Critchley. Paul has been a guest blogger here on LeanBlog.org. A few months back, we also collaborated to host a “Measures of Success” workshop in Massachusetts. We had some whiskey together after the workshop so we're doing the same here in the podcast.

In today's episode, we talk about whiskeys from places we visited recently. We'll get into meatier issues related to Lean transformation, automation, leadership, and the future of jobs. Then, we whine about a few pet peeves (actually, Paul's was far more substantive than a peeve).

Jamie Flinchbaugh will be back for Episode #6. Thanks for listening and scroll down to listen, get show notes and links, and more.


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Episode #5 Show Notes

  • Lean Pet Peeves
    • The airing of the Lean grievances… it's Lean Festivus, LOL
    • Mark:
      • Jamie and I have both talked about “LEAN” in all caps before… 
      • I'll add articles that say “lean Six Sigma” where Six Sigma is capitalized like a proper noun, but lean is not. I asked the editor of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers about this inconsistency and he pointed to the AP Style Guide or something. So, that's a form of “standard work” but does the publication really have to follow it?
    • Paul — a more substantive issue
      • Lean failure rates
      • Paul's blog post about this

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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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