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Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Productivity | Leadership

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Ron Pereira, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, shares his thoughts on all things related to productivity, leadership, lean manufacturing, lean office, lean enterprise, productivity, and six sigma. If you are interested in learning how to become more productive and effective at work and in your personal life this podcast is for you!

Ron Pereira, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, shares his thoughts on all things related to productivity, leadership, lean manufacturing, lean office, lean enterprise, productivity, and six sigma. If you are interested in learning how to become more productive and effective at work and in your personal life this podcast is for you!
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Ron Pereira, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, shares his thoughts on all things related to productivity, leadership, lean manufacturing, lean office, lean enterprise, productivity, and six sigma. If you are interested in learning how to become more productive and effective at work and in your personal life this podcast is for you!

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Episodes

GA 275 | Leading vs. Serving with Sarah Tilkens

7/11/2019
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This week's guest is Sarah Tilkens. A Lean Manufacturing Leader at GE Healthcare, Sarah and Ron discussed the differences between mentoring, coaching, leading, and serving. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Sarah (1:53) Sarah's background (2:33) How her mentors have impacted her (5:37) What makes a good mentor (8:06) The subtle differences in leadership relationships (11:10) About the lean construction...

Duration:00:34:14

GA 274 | Retiring from a Lean Career with George Saiz

7/4/2019
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This week's guest is George Saiz. George walked Ron through his career and the observations he's made over the years, including during his time as President of AME. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The sports quote that inspires George (3:37) How George's career started (4:30) The emotions involved in the layoff process (10:28) George's "lightbulb moment" (16:13) What he and his team did to fix their problems (19:57) George's...

Duration:00:35:57

GA 273 | Lean as a Management System with Skip Steward

6/27/2019
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This week's guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip continued their conversation from Episode 269, diving deeper into scientific thinking, Toyota Kata, management systems, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote that inspires Skip (3:16) What the word "meta" means (8:57) What makes Toyota Kata and scientific thinking so powerful (12:17) About Get Better Jump Start (17:12) Understanding the current condition (22:58) How...

Duration:00:50:42

GA 272 | The Role of Lean in Empowering People with Disabilities with Brent Weichers

6/20/2019
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This week's guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit that employs people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. He explained the inner workings of this unique organization, and how lean factors in. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Two of Brent's favorite quotes (2:11) Brent's background (3:23) About The Lighthouse for the Blind (6:45) The type of work their employees do (9:43)...

Duration:00:35:10

GA 271 | Scientific Thinking as a Lifestyle with Panos Efsta

6/13/2019
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This week's guest is Panos Efsta. Ron and Panos discussed the value of scientific thinking, confirmation bias, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote that inspires Panos (1:46) Panos's background (2:30) About Seeing to Understand (4:37) What has been hard as it relates to scientific thinking (7:11) Fighting confirmation bias (10:14) Getting the facts (12:32) Scientific thinking as a lifestyle (14:05) Building a...

Duration:00:31:05

GA 270 | The Simplicity of Lean with Philip Holt

6/6/2019
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This week's guest is Philip Holt. Philip discussed the books he's written, the concept of "mosquito leadership," and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Philip (2:17) Philip's background (3:31) Philip's favorite Jon Miller story (6:18) What Philip is up to (7:28) About Leading with Lean (8:55) The four different leadership styles (10:30) The problem he was trying to solve by writing it (16:02) About...

Duration:00:33:15

GA 269 | Establishing a Standard Behavior with Skip Steward

5/30/2019
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This week's guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip had a long conversation all about healthcare and the transformative powers of TWI, Toyota Kata, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The two quotes that inspire Skip (3:31) Why it's so hard to listen (4:37) Skip's background and what he's up to these days (6:38) Their evolution (8:34) About the Job Instruction component of TWI (11:41) The emotional nature of the journey...

Duration:01:04:13

GA 268 | Breaking Down the Seven Wastes with Jeff Kaas

5/23/2019
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This week's guest is Jeff Kaas. We're sharing the audio from an upcoming course that features Jeff's company, Kaas Tailored. Using real life examples, Jeff explains each of the seven wastes in a unique and dynamic way. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: An overview of the seven wastes (1:49) How Jeff evaluates leaders (3:53) The impact of anxiety on your health (4:37) How a nine-year-old would describe a defect (5:17) About...

Duration:00:39:59

GA 267 | The Nature of Coaching with Steve Kane

5/16/2019
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This week's guest is our Director of Customer Success, Steve Kane. Ron and Steve talked all about Steve's coaching journey, including using kata, the power of the right mindset, what it means to be a coach, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Steve's background in medical device manufacturing (3:29) His role at Gemba Academy (4:12) Why Steve is so passionate about coaching (7:46) His realization about kata (10:59) How...

Duration:00:44:06

GA 266 | The True Value of Cost Reduction with Amery Williams

5/9/2019
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This week's guest is Amery Williams. Ron and Amery discussed cost reduction and its role in continuous improvement, which can sometimes be controversial. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Amery's favorite quote (1:28) How Amery got started with lean (3:12) What Amery is up to these days (4:57) How cost reduction makes a difference (6:01) How Amery identifies where to cut costs (9:10) Achieving a balance (11:05) Quantifying the...

Duration:00:25:12

GA 265 | Finding Your Best Way with William Harvey

5/2/2019
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This week's guest is Dr. William Harvey. William and Ron discussed William's research on Toyota Kata, including his process and what he learned from other lean thinkers. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: How William first learned about lean (3:14) His start in the Marine Corps (4:45) A quote from Henry David Thoreau (5:19) How William learned to manage the process (6:06) William's research (8:27) Karyn Ross's role (9:07) His...

Duration:00:43:47

GA 264 | Repeating the Process of Learning with Dr. Jeffrey Liker

4/25/2019
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This week we're sharing an incredible keynote by Dr. Jeffrey Liker that he gave at KataCon5 earlier this year. Dr. Liker shared a wealth of information regarding his background, his lean journey, and the lessons he's learned along the way. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: How Dr. Liker got to where he is today (3:53) The reason Dr. Liker became interested in Toyota (15:03) Why he wrote The Toyota Way (17:28) The messages he...

Duration:00:52:01

GA 263 | Using Lean to Make Life-Changing Decisions with Tyson Ortiz

4/18/2019
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This week's guest is Tyson Ortiz. Tyson's son was born with a congenital heart condition, and Tyson graciously shared how he used kata and scientific thinking as he and his wife navigated their son's diagnosis. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote about the trajectory of lean that inspires Tyson (2:49) Tyson's background (4:01) What Tyson is up to these days (9:18) His son's diagnosis (9:50) Their decision to take charge...

Duration:00:58:34

GA 262 | The Next Generation of Lean with Tyler Athey

4/11/2019
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This week's guest is Tyler Athey. Tyler is at the beginning of his career but has accomplished a lot in just a few years. Ron and Tyler touched on a lot of different aspects of lean, including kanban systems, flow, culture, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Two quotes that inspire Tyler (2:22) Tyler's background and his start in lean (3:50) His experience using kanban (8:09) One of Ron's anecdotes about the waste of...

Duration:00:47:08

GA 261 | Building the Habit of Excellence with James Clear

4/4/2019
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This week's guest is James Clear. Author of the bestseller Atomic Habits, James shared a wealth of knowledge with us regarding the different kinds of habits, how they form, and how we can successfully change our behavior. A written transcript of this episode is available for download here. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote about the importance of habits (3:43) James' background in athletics, science, business, and...

Duration:01:01:47

GA 260 | The Secret to Excellence with Oscar Roche

3/28/2019
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This week's guest is Oscar Roche, Director of the TWI Institute in Australia & New Zealand. Ron and Oscar discussed the humanity of lean, the components of TWI, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that made everything click for Oscar (1:50) Oscar's background (2:57) When the standards have been dropped (7:12) Getting to a new standard (10:28) Putting someone at ease (11:10) Why Job Relations is the least comfortable...

Duration:00:23:52

GA 259 | Using Lean to Facilitate Social Change with Jason Schulist

3/21/2019
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This week's guest is Jason Schulist. Jason is President of GLCI, an organization that connects communities so they can better address social issues like homelessness. Jason shared how continuous improvement factors into this important line of work. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Jason (1:41) Jason's background, specifically in social change (2:51) About value streams of humanity (4:18) His work addressing...

Duration:00:21:35

GA 258 | Creating a Common Meaning with Billy Taylor

3/14/2019
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This week's guest is Billy Taylor. Billy is a Senior Operations Executive at Goodyear and is known worldwide for his work in operational excellence. Also famous for his storytelling abilities, Billy shared some truly powerful anecdotes with us. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote that inspires Billy (1:56) Billy's background (3:07) Some powerful anecdotes (5:01) Why Billy handed out jerseys (11:43) How the facility did after he...

Duration:00:31:28

GA 257 | Sharing the Power of Lean with Bill Kraus

3/7/2019
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This week's guest is Bill Kraus. Recorded live at KataCon5, Bill and Ron talked all about Bill's impressive background and what he's learned about kata, leadership, and scientific thinking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Bill (1:44) Bill's background (2:49) His journey (10:08) Targeting early adopters (13:18) The transition (15:20) Empowering people (20:01) About Brandon Brown (21:33) Where the movement is...

Duration:00:28:43

GA 256 | Reflecting on a Career in Continuous Improvement with Jon Miller

2/28/2019
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This episode is Part 2 of last week's conversation with GA Co-Founder Jon Miller. Jon discussed his career thus far, sharing some of the valuable lessons he's learned along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Jon's early days (3:14) His first impression of the consultants (7:35) The next phase (11:03) When he started his blog (19:30) How he dealt with being young (29:18) Being reflective and thinking ahead (34:03) An...

Duration:00:46:01