GA 460 | Newsletter Wisdom with Ron Pereira
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2d ago
This week’s guest is our own Ron Pereira. Ron discussed two of his favorite email newsletters: The Process and The Curiosity Chronicle. He also shared some powerful content from each. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Companies that went bankrupt (4:30) Self-determination theory (8:41) A culture that resists complacency (14:43) About Sahil Bloom’s newsletter (17:45) Life Lessons from 1,000 Years (20:06) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 The Process Sahil Bloom: Life Lessons from 1,000 Year ..read more
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GA 458 | Exploring Risk Analysis with Ron Pereira
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2w ago
This week we’re sharing audio from three of our newer courses on risk analysis. Learn all about Bowtie Analysis, FMEA, and Fault Tree Analysis, and check out our website to watch the free videos that accompany them. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  About Bowtie Analysis (1:06) The roots of Bowtie Analysis (3:01) The advantages of Bowtie Analysis (4:53) The disadvantages of Bowtie Analysis (5:58) About FMEA (7:14) The two types of FMEA (10:15) The differences between them (11:24) About Fault Tree Analysis (15:10) The stru ..read more
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GA 457 | Leading with Care with Bob DeKoch and Phil Clampitt
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
3w ago
This week’s guests are Bob DeKoch and Phil Clampitt. Ron, Bob, and Phil talked about servant leadership, toxic positivity, and what it means to lead with care. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes that inspire them (1:52) Their backgrounds (2:44) What “beyond servant leadership” means (4:58) Pairing core beliefs with skills (8:53) About toxic positivity (12:17) Embracing uncertainty (18:19) Teaching these principles to young people (21:05) Leading with care (24:02) How different personality types play a role (27:4 ..read more
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GA 456 | “This Is Water” by David Foster Wallace with Alex Judd
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Alex Judd. Ron and Alex listened to and discussed David Foster Wallace’s famous commencement speech, “This Is Water.” This is a very powerful episode that contains some great food for thought for the new year. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Why this commence speech is important (3:47) Alex’s background (9:33) What is water? (10:16) The ability to think critically (13:39) The argument he is making (16:18) Why the believer and non-believer are actually similar (26:16) Being lost (35:14) The monotony ..read more
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GA 455 | The Intersection of Lean and Sustainability with Julia Goldstein
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Julia Goldstein. Ron and Julia discussed the concept of circular economy, what sustainability looks like in a lean context, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Julia likes (2:28) Julia’s background (3:29) How Julia heard about lean (5:02) The intersection of lean and sustainability (6:33) What “circular economy” means (7:37) Some examples (9:23) What sustainability communication means (12:07) The roadblocks people are facing in terms of improving using sustainability (15:40) Some pra ..read more
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GA 454 | Practicing Lean in a Pandemic with Sabrina McCorvey
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Sabrina McCorvey. Ron and Sabrina discussed what it’s like practicing lean in a pandemic, how she has used Gemba Academy, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that Sabrina likes (2:02) Her background (2:26) How she dealt with the pandemic (5:30) What problem she was trying to solve using Gemba Academy (9:33) Why they didn’t meet any resistance (15:07) What a standard kaizen event looks like (16:36) Advice for those just getting started (20:46) Advice for the seasoned professional (22 ..read more
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GA 453 | Navigating the Struggle of Learning with Katie Anderson
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
1M ago
This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie met up at the AME conference in Dallas to discuss what Katie’s been up to as well as her book, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn. Katie also shed some light on her approach to lean, leadership, and learning.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  About Katie’s book (1:55) Katie’s background (3:54) The quote that Katie likes (4:43) What we should be doing as it relates to learning (5:24) The power of creating structure (8:36) Dealing with obstacles (11:06) Shifting what ..read more
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GA 452 | The Power of Transactional Lean with Jen Borden
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
This week’s guest is Jen Borden. Ron and Jen discussed transactional lean, what it entails, and how you can get started with it.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Jen’s quote (1:43) Jen’s background (2:27) About transactional process improvement (4:14) Jen’s experience with it (6:04) Practical advice for getting started (8:51) The role 5S plays (10:25) How having multiple sites makes a difference (12:01) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Jen on LinkedIn Get All the Latest News from ..read more
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GA 451 | Good and “Evil” in Kata with Scott Laundry and Marc Bicknell
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
This week’s guests are Scott Laundry and Marc Bicknell. Ron, Scott, and Marc discussed all things kata, including being a good coach and how kata can be “evil.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes that Scott and Marc like (2:34) Their backgrounds (3:10) Why kata can be good and “evil” (4:31) Their approach to coaching kata (8:53) How the target condition is formed (13:01) What’s special about kata (16:33) The problem with the fishbone diagram (20:41) About personality tests (22:42) Advice for those new to kata (2 ..read more
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GA 449 | Firefighting, Docility, and the Top-Down Approach to Lean with Mike Thelen
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing
by Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
2M ago
This week’s guest is Mike Thelen. Ron and Mike caught up at the recent AME conference in Dallas, where they discussed company culture, the role of docility, and why “firefighters” get promoted instead of leaders.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Mike (1:55) Mike’s background (3:42) What it takes to change your company culture (8:13) Why it’s so difficult (11:54) Breaking away from a culture of firefighting (15:40) The role of docility (29:02) Asking the right questions (30:41) Podcast Resou ..read more
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