David Meier’s “Favorite Mistakes” at Toyota and His Distillery

0

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.

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:

close

Get New Posts Sent To You

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.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Celebrating 15 Years of Lean Podcasting!! Learn More
+ +