I don't always share new episodes of the “My Favorite Mistake” podcast with you here, but when I do… it's a Lean practitioner.
Today, that guest is David Meier, a former Toyota team member and leader, author of two books with Jeffrey Liker, and a TPS/Lean consultant. Oh, and he has a great distillery in Kentucky now called Glenn's Creek Distillery.
Update — His “OCD #5” was named “US Micro Whisky of the Year” in the 2023 edition of the Jim Murray Whiskey Bible. Congrats, Dave!!!
Here is his episode:
Toyota / Lean topics include:
- More background about what you learned at Toyota
- Hard for people to talk about mistakes, admitting they're human
- Blame vs. responsibility?
- Toyota teaches that leaders have responsibility
- Blame with punishment = “accountability”?
- Punishment replaced with learning and improvement?
- Hard on the process, not on the people
- Mr. Yoshino's mix up with the paint area (Episode #30)
- My episode about the nearly lost episodes (Episode #16)
- Mistakes made in the distillery
- Mistakes about mistakes?
You can find a full transcript here. As a Lean student or practitioner, this episode will be right up your alley.
Past Lean Podcast Content Featuring David Meier:
Podcasts about Toyota, Lean, and (most recently) Bourbon:
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