Today’s podcast features a conversation about closing learning gaps between LEI’s CEO Eric Beuhrens and Steve Spear. Steve is author of a few works key to understanding lean. There’s “Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Producing System” and “Learning to Lead at Toyota,” both in Harvard Business Review and his book The High Velocity Edge.
As you’ll hear, Steve’s work really focuses on how Toyota as one of a few real exceptional organizations competes on the basis of a management system that...
Can the restaurant industry change they way they’ve worked for decades? Legal Sea Foods has been on their lean journey for a few years and lean has influenced everything from the second that fish is caught right up until their guest has left the restaurant.
Legal Sea Foods’ Executive Chef, Richard Vellante sat down with LEI’s Senior Coach, Josh Howell to talk about some of the changes and experiments that have taken place at several of Legal Sea Food’s locations.
Two things to think about. Challenges and Culture.
Challenges shape who we are. I think we can all look at who we are and remember a few key challenges we’ve faced and how they have changed us and the way we view things. It certainly helps shape us as leaders.
Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, CEO of the Lynn Community Health Clinic.
Born in the Congo, raised in Switzerland, educated in the US, Kiame faced remarkable challenges, was immersed in multiple cultures, and has come out of all as a...
Author and and LEI faculty member Mike Orzen discuss connecting with people through leading with respect with John Shook.
The conversation primarily focuses on what mindfulness is and how it fits in with lean thinking and practice. Mike also gives some great tips on staying focused when you catch yourself getting distracted.
Jim Womack interviews Matt Savas about a recent trip to Toyota Motor Kyushu, Japan.
Matt and Jim share their observations on how Toyota has countermeasured their aging workforce by being clever and not replacing resect with robots.
D-Lab at MIT is using LPPD thinking to help solve problems in the developing world, and are truly making the world a better place for all those involved.
Today Kendra Leith, Associate Director for Research, at D-Lab joined LEI’s Communication’s director to share more about how D-Lab works and some of the great projects they are working on.
To learn more about D-Lab at MIT and the great projects they are working on visit d-lab.mit.edu.
To hear from Kendra Leith in person join us this...
Live from the 2018 Lean Transformation Summit in Nashville, Jim Womack interviews Ben Hartman, author of the Lean Farm, Joel Daly General Manager Veada Industries, and Aluminum Trailer CEO/Owner Steve Brenneman.
You’ll hear how lean thinking was shared from one person to another in very different industries, and the amazing changes that took place.
A few weeks ago Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced that they are forming their own company to combat the costs and issues with healthcare in the US.
LEI’s CEO Eric Buehrens sat down with LEI’s Communications Director, Chet Marchwinski to discuss this new organization, and talk about some of the challenges they may face and offering some advice.
Eric Buehrens is the former deputy provost for administration at Harvard...
20 years ago the book Learning to See was published, bringing with it the concept of Value Stream Mapping. Now 20 years later the book is still a best seller and Value Stream Mapping is the cornerstone of lean thinking. Jim Womack, the publisher of the book sits down with John Shook one of the book’s authors to talk about what it took to make such a pioneering publication.
John and Jim also discuss the book Managing to Learn which explored A3 creation and coaching.