Lean Leadership Podcast

A weekly thirty-minute podcast featuring compelling stories from leaders and authors in the Lean, Six Sigma, & Continuous Improvement field like Mark Graban, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Karen Martin, & Andy Carlino. Learn What do they consider their biggest setback or challenge in their lean journey? (Hint: They are just like you, and they got through what is holding you back.) What do they consider their a-ha or success moment in their career? What tools and resources do they use to achieve success? What advice do they give to the individual just starting out on their Lean journey?
What advice do they give the experienced professional to help them achieve next-level success?

Recent Episodes

Episode 061: Allison Greco - Being Flexible to the Unexpected Can Be Great Opportunities with Lean

Oct. 13, 2021

Today’s guest is Allison Greco   Allison is the Founder of Continuous Improvement International whose mission is to cultivate a passion for continuous improvement and drive the adoption of continuous improvement culture as t…

Guest: Allison Greco

Episode 060: Patrick Adams - Leadership, Culture, and Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap

Oct. 6, 2021

Today’s guest is Patrick Adams Patrick Adams is the author of the best-selling book “Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap.” He is an international speaker, coach, and consultant. Patrick has been delivering bottom-line re…

Guest: Patrick Adams

Episode 059: Art Byrne - Lessons From a Lean CEO: Leaders Lead Best on the Gemba

Sept. 29, 2021

Today’s guest is Art Byrne   You can’t study Lean and Continuous Improvement for long without coming across the name Art Byrne. Art’s roll up your sleeves, go to Gemba approach for improvement has been well documented in Jim…

Guest: Art Byrne

Episode 058 : Bob Rush - If You're Not Learning in Lean, You're Not Doing It Right

Sept. 22, 2021

Today’s guest is Bob Rush Bob Rush has more than 40 years of manufacturing experience in the High Technology segment, working with products ranging from disk drives and computers to lasers and finally to electric vehicles. H…

Guest: Bob Rush

Episode 057 : Julie Simmons - The Importance of Being a Kata Learner Before Becoming a Coach

Sept. 15, 2021

Today’s guest is Julie Simmons, I’m really excited about our guest today.  I was lucky enough to interview both and and they talked about Kata Girl Geeks, which if you haven’t checked it out yet, is an awesome community of…

Guest: Julie Simmons

Episode 056: Matt Whiat - The Human Element & Building Cultures to Deliver Deliberate Outcomes

Sept. 8, 2021

In every episode, I ask our guest to share with us a favorite quote or mantra from a leader and why they chose that quote.  In shared a quote from our guest today, Matt Whiat.  I reached out to Matt and asked him to be a gu…

Guest: Matt Whiat