GA 515 | Software, AI, and Continuous Improvement with Nikhil Joshi
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1w ago
This week’s guest is Nikhil Joshi. Ron and Nikhil discussed the role of software in continuous improvement, what the future of AI looks like, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Nikhil likes (2:45) His background (3:35) How software plays a role in the continuous improvement world (5:44) The future regarding AI (9:29) Whether we’ll still talk to each other (16:50) Practical tips for using technology and software (18:59) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 The Lean Startup D ..read more
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GA 512 | Unturning Steel with Bill Leahy
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Bill Leahy. Ron and Bill discussed Bill’s critically important initiative to support veterans as they transition back into civilian life, and his documentary “Unturning Steel.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Bill (3:04) His background (3:45) Unturning Steel’s mission (8:28) About Renaissance Reliability (12:50) What the film is about (15:06) About SkillBridge (21:30) The role that lean plays (26:59) What society can do to support veterans (30:15) Podcast Resources Right Cl ..read more
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GA 511 | Winning the Now with Eric Recker
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Eric Recker. Ron and Eric discussed bullying, avoiding burnout, and what it means to “Win the Now.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Eric (2:05) His background (5:01) What he’s up to these days (7:49) The levels of bullying (11:04) Eric’s “Win the Now” initiative (12:31) His morning routine (18:48) How he felt at the top of Mount Princeton (20:19) Balancing achievement and fulfillment (25:42) A heartwarming anecdote from Ron (29:53) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download ..read more
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GA 510 | The Role of Questioning and Curiosity in Leadership with Scott McDuffee
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Scott McDuffee. Ron and Scott discussed the role of curiosity in leadership, dealing with “CAVE” people, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Scott’s favorite quote (3:12) His background (3:59) The challenges he’s faced (6:01) The role of curiosity in leadership (11:08) A technique Scott used (13:29) Opening up with general questions (16:30) Scenarios that involve the power of questioning (17:50) Dealing with “CAVE” people (21:44) Advice Scott would give to his younger self (25:34) What he is m ..read more
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GA 509 | Courage, Humility, and Discipline with Marc Braun
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Marc Braun. Ron and Marc discussed all things coaching, including some truly powerful anecdotes. They also explored the concept of “coachability.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Marc’s favorite quote (3:07) His background (5:13) What he’s up to these days (9:57) Powerful coaching memories (14:47) Marc’s thoughts on “coachability” (18:16) His nightly routine (21:05) General leadership advice (25:54) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Marc’s Website Get All the Latest ..read more
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GA 508 | Adopting a Strategy Execution Framework with Karen Friedenberg
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
This week’s guest is Karen Friedenberg. Ron and Karen discussed strategic planning, specifically Karen’s strategy execution framework. They also talked about measuring initiatives. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes that inspire Karen (2:15) Her background (3:11) Her strategy execution framework (4:57) Strategy articulation (6:08) Translating it into operations (12:56) Why ownership is key (14:21) Making it sustainable (17:04) Some potential failure modes (20:01) The importance of “catchball” (21:58) How to meas ..read more
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GA 507 | Navigating Leadership Development Behaviors with Rick Foreman
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick discussed dealing with resistance as well as choosing between different leadership behaviors and approaches. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Rick likes (3:39) His background (6:59) Dealing with resistance (11:28) Collaboration and cooperation (15:29) Kindness and niceness (21:13) Leadership and management (30:57) Ownership and accountability (35:28) Another powerful quote (40:12) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Rick on LinkedIn ..read more
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GA 506 | Roles and Relationships in Kaizen Events with Adam Lawrence
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Ron and Adam discussed kaizen events, specifically the different roles involved and how they function together. They also talked about dealing with “CAVE” People. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Adam likes (3:09) His background (4:14) What Adam means by a kaizen event (5:10) The skills and principles that need to be in place (6:06) The roles and relationships involved (9:13) How he got involved with CITY Furniture (12:34) Why and how Adam became a bottleneck in the process ..read more
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GA 505 | Values vs. Principles with Steve Kane
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
  This week’s guest is our own Steve Kane. Ron and Steve discussed Toyota Kata, coaching (specifically Steve’s coaching style), running certification programs, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Steve’s favorite quote (3:05) His early thoughts on Toyota Kata and scientific thinking (4:28) Steve’s background (9:41) How he overcomes any objections to certification programs (10:35) How things are going (12:44) Steve’s coaching style (16:25) The difference between values and principles (18:13) Working that into ..read more
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GA 504 | Gemba Academy’s 2023 with Ron Pereira
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
3M ago
This week’s guest is Ron Pereira. Ron explained what we’ve been up to as a company this year, including our Live Instructor training, and some of the new courses we’ve released. We also shared some of the audio from these exciting new videos. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  About our Live Instructor offerings (0:41) An overview of Change Management (4:27) An overview of Facilitation (10:47) An overview of Qualify Function Deployment (16:04) Ron’s shoutout to the Gemba Academy Content Development Team (22:42) Podcast Re ..read more
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