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Practicing continuous improvement in a world that's just one damn thing after another.

Improve something today Brian Kerr

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Practicing continuous improvement in a world that's just one damn thing after another.

    0031: Change management, with Devon Persing

    0031: Change management, with Devon Persing

    Change management, readiness and adoption, otherwise pulling nerds across the chasm. Whatever you call it, it's important work that my guest and I are accidentally getting better at. A conversation with Devon Persing. Discussed: remote work, organizational and individual change, Muppets.

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    • 24 min
    0030: The mountain, the muddle, and the morning after the earthquake

    0030: The mountain, the muddle, and the morning after the earthquake

    A year of working and living in crisis. So what? Now what? Discussed: the mountain (certainty), the muddle (ambiguity), and the morning after the earthquake (we're all geologists now, friends); Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Experience" and "The Conduct of Life"; Leonard Cohen.

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    0029: Respect for people, with Fabian Jimenez

    0029: Respect for people, with Fabian Jimenez

    Respect for people is a pillar of lean. It's also the first thing to go out the window in many botched implementations. A conversation with Fabian Jimenez. Discussed: stepping stones on the path to respect for people. Engaging head 🤖, heart 🫀, and hands 🙌 of people.

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    0028: Consensus and agreement, with Andre Helmstetter

    0028: Consensus and agreement, with Andre Helmstetter

    When working with groups, agreement is fine—but consensus is better. A conversation with Andre Helmstetter. Discussed: the Institute of Cultural Affairs’ consensus workshop method, taught as part of their ToP Facilitation Training.

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    0027: The People, Yes

    0027: The People, Yes

    Checking in with Carl Sandburg's "The People, Yes" before Election Day. "The people have come far and can look back and say, 'We will go farther yet.'"

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    0026: The Tables Turned

    0026: The Tables Turned

    We're still here, and we're still feeling stuck. Or at least I am. I bet you are too. Reading: William Wordsworth's "The Tables Turned" 

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Sue by the sea ,

Very thoughtful

Great info to help refocus on the challenge at hand.

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Start with lean, for the first time or not

Bite-sized, some could say. Enough per episode on a single topic to start you in a direction, not so much that you’re gone before the end. Wise views on lean topics.

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