Episodes

July 23, 2015

Episode 21: Jacob Stoller and The Lean CEO

Today we have a different type of guest that I know you are going to enjoy. Our guest today is Jacob Stoller - Jacob is a writer and facilitator specializing in communication between experts and outsiders in areas such as …

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July 16, 2015

Episode 020: Sam MacPherson : Lean Leadership and The Green Berets

Regular listeners to the podcast will recognize that we took a week off to observe the 4th of July holiday. I was able to spend time with the people I love and to enjoy the fruits of freedom that our …

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June 25, 2015

Episode 019 : Geoff Woods : How to Create Mentor Relationships with t…

Geoff Woods is the host of The Mentee podcast, and is a medical device salesman by day, and an entrepreneur by night. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the …

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June 22, 2015

Problems Are Opportunities: Ask Lean Leadership Mailbag | Episode 001

Hello Lean Leadership Nation, this week we are starting something new. - As many of you know I recently got married. During the week after our wedding, we spent the week down at Bald Head Island, NC with our family …

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June 18, 2015

Episode 018: Rich Sheridan: A CEO’s Journey to Creating A Culture Whe…

From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science '80, MS Computer Engineering '82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight.

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June 13, 2015

Episode 017: Joakim Ahlström: How to Succeed with Continuous Improvem…

Today’s guest is Joakim Ahlström. Joakim is Sweden’s leading authority on creating a continuous improvement culture. He is a popular inspirational speaker who has spoken at the European Lean Educators Conference and an appreciated business coach who

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June 4, 2015

Episode 016: Bill Peterson : Lean Applied to Business Processes

Bill Peterson is a Lean best practices teacher and consultant who draws on over 30 years of hands-on experience using Lean, Six Sigma, BPR, and other continuous improvement tools to enhance process efficiency,

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May 21, 2015

Episode 015: Dr. Gregory Jacobson : The Impact of Technology on Conti…

Dr. Gregory Jacobson is the CEO of KaiNexus, a software company focused on promoting the spread of continuous improvement ideas. Greg graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1997 with a BS in Biology.

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May 14, 2015

Episode 014 : Michael Ballé : Make People Before You Make Parts & Val…

Michael Ballé, Ph.D., is a business researcher and consultant and has studied lean transformation for the past 15 years. He is Associate Researcher at Télécom ParisTech and the co-founder of the French Lean Institute (www.institut-lean-france.

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May 7, 2015

Episode 013: Brad Frank : Lean Journey – A View From the C-Suite

Brad Frank is President of Tulsa Tube Bending. The company is the recognized national industry leader. Brad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering and a MBA from the University of Tulsa. Brad has published numerous trade articles,

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April 30, 2015

Episode 012: Brian Maskell: Lean Accounting and Why Your Measurements…

Today’s guest is Brian Maskell. Brian is President of BMA, Inc. a Lean Accounting and Consulting Practice with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ. - BMA Inc. focuses on lean accounting and lean business systems because their experience is that lean …

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April 23, 2015

Episode 011: Paul Akers: Want To Be Great at Lean? Take Action Now!

- Paul Akers is founder and president of FastCap LLC, based in Bellingham, WA. FastCap is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors worldwide. A prolific inventor, Paul holds US and international patents.

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April 16, 2015

Episode 010 : Ron Pereira : Never Stop Learning and Why It’s Importan…

- Today’s guest is Ron Pereira. Ron is a Co-Founder and Partner of Gemba Academy, LLC a training and e-learning organization that provides high quality online and DVD based training for individuals and groups globally.

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April 10, 2015

Episode 009: Tracey & Ernie Richardson: The Toyota Experience and Tea…

Today's guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson, Owners of Teaching Lean, Inc. Tracey and Ernie share their Lean experience which is over 25 years each and started at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky. They both have experience starting in manufact.

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April 3, 2015

Episode 008: Dave Ferguson: Are You A Boss or Leader?

Dave Ferguson is our first change agent we’ve interviewed on Lean Leadership Podcast that doesn’t have a Lean or Six Sigma Background. However, I didn’t want the listeners of Lean Leadership Nation to miss what Dave has to share because …

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March 26, 2015

Episode 007: Mark Hamel : Lean When Done Right Will Always Require Yo…

Mark Hamel is a Shingo Award winning author, blogger, Lean Enterprise Institute Faculty Member, and Chief Operating Officer and Partner of The Murli Group, a Lean training and coaching organization working globally in Healthcare, Transactional,

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March 19, 2015

Episode 006 Keith Gardner: Continuous Improvement is All About People

Keith Gardner is the President of E-MRI. E-MRI is a training and consulting firm that specializes in helping clients create value and improve their business performance by generating process and operational improvements. -

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March 12, 2015

Episode 005: Karen Martin: The Need For Executive Engagement and Lear…

Karen Martin is a shingo award winning author, speaker, lean consultant, and President of The Karen Martin Group. - Since 2000, Karen’s firm has helped organizations from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, government agencies to non-profits. -

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March 5, 2015

Episode 004: Andy Carlino: Putting Purpose First

Andy Carlino is a lean consultant and trusted advisor to private and public companies, highly respected from the C-suite to the shop floor in practically every industry and across the globe including many companies you might recognize: Harley Davidson,

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