76 episodes

A weekly thirty-minute podcast featuring compelling stories from leaders and authors in the Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement field like Mark Graban, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Karen Martin, and 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?

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A weekly thirty-minute podcast featuring compelling stories from leaders and authors in the Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement field like Mark Graban, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Karen Martin, and 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?

    Episode 071: John Dyer - The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

    Episode 071: John Dyer - The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

    Today’s guest is John Dyer
    John is President of his firm John Dyer and Associates located in Mooresville, North Carolina.  John started his career at General Electric and later moved to Ingersoll-Rand where he was VP of Operations for their Safety and Security division.
    John had the benefit of learning directly from W. Edwards Deming and we talk about his experiences learning from Dr. Deming in the famed four-day seminar which included going through the Red Bead Experiment.
    John is a frequent contributor to Industryweek.com and is the author of The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership. John also frequently helps as a judge for IndustryWeek Best Plants Award competition.
    John has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennesee Tech University and an International MBA from Purdue University and the University of Rouen in France.
    Here’s our guest, John Dyer
     
    Connect with John:
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    John’s work on Industryweek.com 

    • 54 min
    Episode 070: Nick Katko - The Role of Lean Accounting in Continuous Improvement

    Episode 070: Nick Katko - The Role of Lean Accounting in Continuous Improvement

    Today’s guest is Nick Katko.
    Nick is the President and owner of BMA. For over 30 years, Nick has leveraged his lean accounting experience and philosophy in assisting BMA clients in developing, leading, and coaching them in their lean accounting transformations. Nick has worked with companies around the world, from family-owned businesses to multi-national companies, in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, software, engineering, and service.
    Nick is an early pioneer of lean accounting. In the 1990’s, as CFO of Bullard, Nick implemented a complete lean management accounting system in conjunction with Bullard’s lean transformation, which included eliminating standard costing.
    Nick is a regular speaker at the annual Lean Accounting Summit and has also presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
    Nick is co-author of “Practicing Lean Accounting” (2021) and author of “The Lean CFO” (2013), which has been translated into Turkish and Italian, and is a regular contributor to The Journal of Cost Management.
     
    Connect with Nick:
    LinkedIn
    Nick’s Company: Maskell.com

    • 42 min
    Episode 069: Peter Docker - Leading From The Jumpseat

    Episode 069: Peter Docker - Leading From The Jumpseat

    Happy New Year.  I hope your 2022 is filled with all of the personal and professional success that you endeavor to achieve.  I’m really excited about our first guest this year, Peter Docker.
     
    Peter is inspired by seeing others harness what makes each of us extraordinary as human beings. He enables people to shift the context around what they see as possible for themselves and their team. Often, the greatest thing in our way is ourselves.
     
    A keynote speaker and facilitator, he presents around the world, having delivered workshops and bespoke leadership programs to audiences from 20 to 3000 people. He also stages high-quality online/virtual events using professional television studios and his production team.
     
    Peter is the author of ‘Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control’, published in October 2021. He is also co-author of 'Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team' with Simon Sinek and David Mead, published in Sep 2017 and now in over 26 languages.
     
     
    Connect with Peter:
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Peter’s Website: LeadingFromTheJumpseat.com

    • 49 min
    Episode 068: Crystal Davis - Building in Learning and Sustainability in Lean Transformation

    Episode 068: Crystal Davis - Building in Learning and Sustainability in Lean Transformation

    Today’s guest is Crystal Davis.  
    Crystal has over 20 years of proven Lean experience in the automotive, beverage, and supply chain industries and she has a STEM Industry focus. Her client roster consists of Fortune 500/1000 Companies. Crystal has been formally mentored by Toyota Senseis and helped lead companies to award-winning results. The organizations she’s worked with have been recognized for operational excellence at the "Lean Enterprise Institute Summit" and "Industry Week Best Plant".
     
    She has her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University and earned her MBA at Samford University and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.  She is a fellow podcaster and the host of The Lead Lean Podcast on the IBGR Network
     
    Here’s our guest Crystal Davis
     
    Connect with Crystal:
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Crystal’s Company The Lean Coach, Inc
    Crystal’s Podcast The Lead Lean Podcast

    • 33 min
    Episode 067: Skip Steward - Connecting the Dots: Lean Executive on Improvement in Healthcare

    Episode 067: Skip Steward - Connecting the Dots: Lean Executive on Improvement in Healthcare

    Today’s guest is Skip Steward.
    Skip Steward earned an MBA and is experienced in diverse industries including automotive, machining, food, process, service, and healthcare. He is a Shingo examiner, a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), a Quality Management System Auditor, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and a certified Lean Champion. Skip is a certified trainer in TWI Job Instructions (JI), Job Relations (JR), and Job Methods (JM). He has spoken both nationally and internationally.
    Skip currently serves as Vice President and Chief Improvement Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care headquartered in my hometown of Memphis, TN where he develops, directs, and implements performance improvement activities identifying inefficiencies; implementing strategies to improve quality, service, and finances; and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence. Skip is a co-host of one of my favorite podcasts Connecting the Dots.  Here is our guest, Skip Steward
    Connect with Skip on:
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
     
    Connecting the Dots Podcast

    • 46 min
    Episode 066: Deondra Wardelle - Being Authentic: Alignment, Communication, Great Questions, and Humility

    Episode 066: Deondra Wardelle - Being Authentic: Alignment, Communication, Great Questions, and Humility

    Today’s guest is Deondra Wardelle.
     
    A visionary leader, entrepreneur, coach, and speaker, Deondra R. Wardelle specializes in empowering individuals and corporate groups through strategic visioning to achieve goals and sustain transformative change.
      
    Deondra launched On To the Next One Consulting, LLC, to serve as a strategic partner, cultural change agent, and operational expert for clients. She works alongside business partners to assess, prioritize and address operational challenges. Her services range from facilitating strategy and alignment workshops to coaching leaders on diversity, equity, and inclusion principles; educating teams on the tenets of Lean and the Toyota Way, and creating affinity and employee resource groups - all designed to help partners
    meet short and long-term business goals. 
     
    Deondra’s vision is to help organizations, groups, and individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their grandest visions and goals – one step at a time. This includes her current passion project the #RootCauseRacism movement, a global initiative to end systemic racism and advance social justice.
     
    Connect with Deondra on:
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
    Learn more about #RootCauseRacism
    Upcoming Events:
    ReSourced Retreat with Amy Mervak and Dorsey Sherman: Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resourced-retreat-2022-reflect-reconnect-refocus-tickets-192298729677  Brochure and event details link: https://www.flipsnack.com/o2tn1/resourced-retreat-reflect-reconnect-refocus.html
     
    February #RootCauseRacism™ Workshops & Webinars: message me at info@deondrawardelle.com or via LinkedIn to be added to the distribution list
     
    Lean Frontiers KataCon 8: https://leanfrontiers.com/katacon8/
     
    Lean Frontiers – Lean Coaching Summit: https://leanfrontiers.com/2022leancoachingsummit/

    • 46 min

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