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Lean Blog Interviews - Healthcare, Manufacturing, Business, and Leadership

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In this series, started in 2006, Mark Graban interviews leaders, practitioners, innovators, and legends in the ”Lean community.” Topics include Lean in manufacturing, healthcare, startups, and other settings. Special emphasis is given to leadership and management system concepts, including the Toyota Production System and related methods. But, we don‘t talk about ”Lean Six Sigma” much around here, if that‘s of interest to you... if you agree that Lean is more than ”just a bunch of tools in the improvement toolbox,” then this is the place for you. Visit the blog at www.leanblog.org. For feedback, email mark@leanblog.org. All past episodes, with show notes and more, can be found at www.leancast.org.

In this series, started in 2006, Mark Graban interviews leaders, practitioners, innovators, and legends in the ”Lean community.” Topics include Lean in manufacturing, healthcare, startups, and other settings. Special emphasis is given to leadership and management system concepts, including the Toyota Production System and related methods. But, we don‘t talk about ”Lean Six Sigma” much around here, if that‘s of interest to you... if you agree that Lean is more than ”just a bunch of tools in the improvement toolbox,” then this is the place for you. Visit the blog at www.leanblog.org. For feedback, email mark@leanblog.org. All past episodes, with show notes and more, can be found at www.leancast.org.

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In this series, started in 2006, Mark Graban interviews leaders, practitioners, innovators, and legends in the ”Lean community.” Topics include Lean in manufacturing, healthcare, startups, and other settings. Special emphasis is given to leadership and management system concepts, including the Toyota Production System and related methods. But, we don‘t talk about ”Lean Six Sigma” much around here, if that‘s of interest to you... if you agree that Lean is more than ”just a bunch of tools in the improvement toolbox,” then this is the place for you. Visit the blog at www.leanblog.org. For feedback, email mark@leanblog.org. All past episodes, with show notes and more, can be found at www.leancast.org.

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English


Episodes

Katie Anderson Discusses Larry Culp’s AME Keynote and Their Fireside Chat

11/30/2022
Katie Anderson, her 6th appearance Episode page with video, photos, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #464 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Katie Anderson, who is, among other things, the author of the book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn. She has previously been a guest here in Episodes 233, 275, 302, 326, and 425. Katie has also been a guest twice on “My Favorite Mistake” — once with Isao Yoshino and once on her own. Today, Katie and I talk about the recent AME annual...

Duration:00:58:58

Jim Benson on The Collaboration Equation, His New Book

11/16/2022
Episode page with transcript, video, and more My guest for Episode #463 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Jim Benson, the CEO of Modus Cooperandi, and co-founder of Modus Institute. He was previously a guest on Episodes 155 and 401. He was also a guest on Lean Whiskey #25 with me and Jamie Flinchbaugh (and #31), and was guest #4 on My Favorite Mistake. A pioneer in applying Lean and Kanban to knowledge work, Jim is the creator of Personal Kanban and is co-author of Personal Kanban:...

Duration:01:05:50

Professor John Grout, a Deep Dive on Mistake Proofing and Lean

11/9/2022
Expert on mistakes and mistake proofing, professor and former business school dean Episode page with video, transcript, and more: https://leanblog.org/462 My guest for Episode #462 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Professor John Grout the former dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He was recently a guest on “My Favorite Mistake” — Episode 186, so I encourage you to check that out. He's the current Chair of the Technology, Entrepreneurship, and...

Duration:01:16:52

Gauthier Duval on Kaizen Events, Organizational Development, and ”Veryable” Labor

10/27/2022
Video, transcript, and more: https://leanblog.org/461 My guest for Episode #461 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Gauthier Duval, the Director of the Lean Center of Excellence at Veryable. He's applied and taught Lean for over 18 years, including time with Freudenberg-NOK (an auto supplier featured in the book Lean Thinking), Simpler Consulting, and other manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Europe. Today, we discuss topics and questions including: Episode #129Chris...

Duration:01:01:20

Philip Holt on Leading and Living Lean, With Simplicity

10/12/2022
Episode page with video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #460 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Philip Holt. He is currently Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence at GKN Aerospace, the world's leading multi-technology Tier 1 Aerospace supplier, and has over 30 years of business experience in leadership roles spanning the customer value chain, in industry-leading Companies also including Philips, Gillette, and Travelport. He is the author of three Lean Leadership...

Duration:00:57:04

Gerald Harris on Lean Leadership Lessons From Automotive Manufacturing, Consulting, and Healthcare

10/4/2022
VP of Advisory Services, Value Capture Episode page with video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #459 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is my colleague, Gerald Harris, a Vice President of Advisory Services at the firm Value Capture. Disclosure – I often work as a senior advisor with Value Capture clients and I have a marketing role with the firm. Gerald has over 25 years of leadership experience in the delivery of successful large-scale lean transformations across a broad...

Duration:01:07:47

Damon Baker on Lean, Private Equity, and the Ownership Works Initiative

9/28/2022
Partner with Coltala Holdings Episode page with video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #458 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Damon Baker. He was recently my guest in Episode #454. He is the founder and CEO of the firm Lean Focus. He's also a Private Equity Partner at Coltala Holdings. Today, we're taking a deeper dive into the world of private equity, how Lean can support a particular P.E. model, and the “Ownership Works” Initiative. Damon Baker has been implementing...

Duration:00:59:12

Sam Morgan on Being a ”Confident Learner” and a ”Light” for Others in Continuous Improvement

9/21/2022
Kata geek and coach Episode page with video, transcript, and more Joining me for Episode #457 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Sam Morgan. Sam is a self-proclaimed “confident learner” and earlier this year after 5 years of practice in the continuous improvement space he landed at KataCon, a conference for continuous improvement professionals who practice the Toyota Kata. At KataCon, he had a powerful moment realizing where his true passion lies: transforming people through...

Duration:01:08:41

Jake Stiles on Lean Executives, the Recruiting Landscape, and a Coming ”Compensation Correction”

9/14/2022
CEO of Stiles Associates Episode page with video, transcript, and more Joining me for Episode #456 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Jake Stiles, CEO of Stiles Associates. For nearly three decades, Jake has played an instrumental role in growing Stiles Associates from a niche recruiting agency to the premier Lean executive search firm in the country. He's helped transform client organizations by placing top talent across a wide spectrum of industrial segments including...

Duration:00:56:51

Ken Pilone, the Author of Lean Leadership on a Napkin; Toyota Says ”Lean” and More

8/24/2022
Former Toyota employee and author Episode page with transcript and more My guest for Episode #455 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Ken Pilone. He is the author of Lean Leadership on a Napkin: An Executive's Guide to Lean Transformation in Three Proven Steps. Ken has more than 30 years of experience in Organization Development in Government, Retail, Automotive, Distribution, and Aerospace. He is currently the Senior Manager of Business Process Engineering at Providence Health &...

Duration:01:15:33

Why Damon Baker Thinks Lean Has a Marketing Problem; the Need to Speak the CEO’s Language

8/16/2022
CEO of "Lean Focus" Episode page with video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #454 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Damon Baker. He is the founder and CEO of the firm Lean Focus. He's also a Private Equity Partner at Coltala Holdings. Damon Baker has been implementing Lean practices in various GM & VP-level capacities for more than 25 years, but it was at Danaher, where he worked for nine years, that his passion for true business transformation was born. He was instrumental...

Duration:00:56:43

Sarah Boisvert on New Collar Careers and the Need for 21st Century Apprenticeships

8/9/2022
My guest for Episode #453 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Sarah Boisvert. She is the founder of New Collar Network and Fab Lab Hub. Episode page Her career spans advanced “smart” manufacturing, art and music, and innovative workforce training. Her mission as part of the Fab Lab Network is to create pathways that often do not require college degrees to well-paying, engaging “New Collar” careers, utilizing disruptive technologies like 3D printing, laser machining, robotics, VR and...

Duration:00:58:56

Luke Szymer on Agile, Testing Hypotheses, and Process Behavior Charts

8/2/2022
Founder of “Launch Tomorrow.” Episode page with transcript, video, and more My guest for Episode #452 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Luke Szyrmer. He's the founder of “Launch Tomorrow.” He helps new technology products get to market faster (even remotely). Luke is the author of the books Align Remotely: How to achieve together, when everyone is working from home and Launch Tomorrow: Take Your Product, Startup, or Business From Idea to Launch in One Day. He's the host of the...

Duration:00:44:48

Alan Robinson on Continuous Improvement for All and Practical Innovation in Government

7/26/2022
Episode page: https://leanblog.org/451 My guest for Episode #451 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Dr. Alan G. Robinson. He specializes in managing ideas, building high-performance organizations, creativity, innovation, quality, and lean production. He is the co-author of 13 books, many of which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Dr. Robinson is on the faculty of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in...

Duration:01:15:33

Torbjorn Netland, PhD on Company Production Systems, Lean & Technology, and More

7/12/2022
Episode page: https://leanblog.org/450 My guest for Episode #450 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Professor Torbjorn Netland, Ph.D. Tor is the chair of production and operations management in the department of management, technology and economics at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains and a Fellow of the European Academy for Industrial Management. His award-winning research on...

Duration:01:01:53

Lisa Yerian, MD on the Cleveland Clinic’s Improvement Journey and How Lean Got Them Through COVID

6/28/2022
Chief Improvement Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Episode page My guest for Episode #449 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Lisa Yerian, MD. She joined Cleveland Clinic in anatomic pathology in 2004, and has held several pathology and enterprise leadership positions. After 10 years serving as Medical Director of Continuous Improvement, Dr. Yerian was named Cleveland Clinic's first Chief Improvement Officer of Continuous Improvement in December 2019. She's going to be one of the...

Duration:00:59:21

Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on Eliminating Fear and Increasing Joy in Work

6/21/2022
Episode page, video, transcript, and more My guest for Episode #448 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Rich Sheridan, co-founder, CEO and “Chief Storyteller” of Menlo Innovations, a software and IT consulting firm that has earned numerous awards and press coverage for its innovative and positive workplace culture. He's a returning guest from Episode 189 back in 2014 — the same year that I had a chance to visit the Menlo Innovations office. We talked then about his first book Joy,...

Duration:00:56:55

Just the Lean Talk 2 -- Mark Graban & Jamie Flinchbaugh Discuss Lean Supply Chains

6/8/2022
As I did two weeks ago, when Jamie Flinchbaugh and I talked about “Lean 101” training (and should you skip it), I'm sharing another episode (as a “bonus” episode in the “Lean Blog Interviews” podcast series), a “just the Lean talk” discussion. This comes from Episode #27 where we started the episode by taking a deep dive into coffee (making it and drinking it at home) instead of talking whiskey. We were recording in the morning, so whiskey wasn't appropriate. The weather was nice, so Jamie...

Duration:00:56:14

Skip the Lean 101 Training? Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh

5/24/2022
This is a "bonus" episode where Mark and Jamie talk about "Lean 101" training -- experiences, lessons learned, tips, and more. This is the "just the Lean" part of Episode #33 of our "Lean Whiskey" podcast. We realize some of you might not care about the whiskey talk or you just don't want to hear that at all. But, the Lean discussion is pretty good, so here it is. If you're interested in Lean Whiskey, it's quite likely that you can subscribe anywhere you are listening to this post.

Duration:00:58:17

Lauren Hisey on Bridging the Gap Between People, Process, and Technology

5/10/2022
Episode page: https://leanblog.org/447 My guest for Episode #447 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Lauren Hisey. Lauren is a Continuous Business Process Improvement consultant, coach, trainer, and speaker. She specializes in helping business owners and leaders from mid-size organizations uncover and solve their business problems with Continuous Business Process Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.). She helps your business and organization become simpler… faster… BETTER. Today, we...

Duration:00:56:56