Ryan Weiss on Purpose + People + Process = Performance; Modernizing TWI


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My guest for Episode #414 of the Lean Blog Interviews podcast is Ryan Weiss. He is president of his firm Effective Performance Strategies, based out of the Chicago area. We had a great discussion today about topics including Training Within Industry (TWI) and we chat just a little bit about BBQ (although it's not an episode of “Lean BBQ” ala “Lean Whiskey” (new episode coming Friday).

Topics, questions, and links related to today's episode include:

  • How did you get introduced to Lean?
  • Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • How do you engage people? What was your epiphany on people?
  • Purpose + People + Process = Performance
  • Taxation without representation :: kaizen without participation
  • What is TWI?? How were you exposed to Training Within Industry?
  • What happens when you're promoted as a leader?
  • Explaining WHY
  • It's not just about manufacturing? 

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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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