Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: November 5, 2021


Thanks as always to Ryan McCormack for this… there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him!

News, blogs, articles, resources, and links about creating value, continuous improvement, innovation, and leadership.

Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients

Leaders reflect on the many advancements made in healthcare quality as The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) marks 30 years of worldwide quality improvement in healthcare

It's time to leverage the data resulting from the proliferation of Electronic Health Records, Observational databases such as Cosmos have the potential to accelerate the pace of learning for clinicians seeking to understand patients they treat who may have rare diseases

The Shingo Prize is a tremendous achievement for any organization pursuing excellence.  Jabil Healthcare Bray Awarded Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

How to Remember What Your Doctor Says

Operational Excellence

Engagement of everyone is key to transformation. The Boss Knows Best…Or Does He?

Leadership support is often cited as a key success factor in transformation and innovation.  But can innovation thrive under the radar in your company?  Maybe…but probably not.

How to solve the supply chain backlog clogging up our ports.

Sometimes you just need to take action to learn.  Let's Add a Ninth Waste to Lean: Overthinking

Reliable systems require redundancy.  The System That Actually Worked: How the Internet Kept Running Even As Society Closed Down Around It.  

Lean throwback: NPR Interview with Bill Hunter and Peter Scholtes from 30 years ago.  Sadly the problems remain widespread. 

Leading & Enabling Excellence

Humility is having a moment in contemporary literature – yet arrogant leaders continue to rise.  Here's how to deal with one.  

Alignment between personal and organizational values leads to better outcomes and reduced turnover.

Overcome Three Myths About Psychological Safety To Combat The Great Resignation.

Coaching – Developing Self & Others

Sometimes you fail.  What To Do When You Don't Bring Home The Gold

Books, Podcasts, Videos

Podcasts I'm listening to:

Tim Pehrson, CEO of Integris Health, and former leader from Intermountain Healthcare shares his lessons in Connecting the Dots: the Lean CEO.

I really enjoyed The Future of the Car (with Ford's Hau Thai-Tang) on Exponential View.  Ford has been making cars for 118 years and Hau Thai-Tang shares some tremendous insight into the transformation required to convert to electrification. 

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Ryan McCormack
Ryan is an operational excellence professional with over 18 years experience practicing continuous improvement in healthcare, insurance, food manufacturing, and aerospace. He is an avid student of the application of Lean principles in work and life to create measurably better value.


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