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The KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast features content from our webinars. We also share conversations with KaiNexus team members and customers from time to time.

This podcast brings you information about continuous improvement best practices, employee engagement, lean, six sigma (and related improvement disciplines) and more. Join us as we explore the nuances of creating a culture of continuous improvement, no matter your level of expertise or your industry.

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The KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast features content from our webinars. We also share conversations with KaiNexus team members and customers from time to time.

This podcast brings you information about continuous improvement best practices, employee engagement, lean, six sigma (and related improvement disciplines) and more. Join us as we explore the nuances of creating a culture of continuous improvement, no matter your level of expertise or your industry.

    Preview: Better Decision Making: Avoiding the Conclusion Trap and Other Pitfalls

    Preview: Better Decision Making: Avoiding the Conclusion Trap and Other Pitfalls

    Mark Graban is joined by Dan Markovitz, as he gives a preview of his upcoming "virtual workshop."

    To register: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/better-decision-making/webinar/signup

    We encourage you to attend and participate live, as this will be a very interactive session.

    Dan's new book: The Conclusion Trap: Four Steps to Better Decisions -- https://amzn.to/3dmyk21 

    • 8 min
    A TP3 Approach to Manage Manufacturing Competitiveness After the Pandemic

    A TP3 Approach to Manage Manufacturing Competitiveness After the Pandemic

    Slides and video recording: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/manufacturing-after-a-pandemic/webinar/signup

    Presented by
    Roy Vasher, WHIN Education Consultant, Purdue University
    Steve Dunlop, Managing Director of Dauch Center for DCMME & GSCMI
    Ananth Iyer, Senior Associate Dean, Purdue University
    Dr. Angus McLeod, VP of Coaching at AMA

    Hosted and moderated by Mark Graban

    This webinar is focused on manufacturing, but will have important lessons related to leadership and supply chain operations -- important issues in any industry these days.

    Listen to a quick preview:

    In this webinar, you'll learn:

    How focusing on Technology, Product, People and Process (TP3)are key to holistic management of pandemics through to the New Normal
    The role of Agility in keeping ahead of events
    Why and how communication can create trust or lose trust
    A psychological and work-culture ethos for opportunity, not threat
    Why now is the time to shift focus from fire-fighting to strategy
    How Infection control audit and measures leverage Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to reduce infection threats and helps us focus on efficacy enhancement, not just costs/wastes
    Why investing in technology is immediately a more affordable and strategic advantage then it was before the pandemic
    Why our multi-tasking tool helps during the pandemic and helps beyond the New Normal
    Why re-shoring strategies now make even more sense than they did prior to the pandemic

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Real Continuous Improvement in Virtual Workplaces [Webinar Recording]

    Real Continuous Improvement in Virtual Workplaces [Webinar Recording]

    https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/virtual-improvement/webinar/signup

    Presented by
    Chris Burnham, Continuous Improvement Program Manager at Wright Medical
    Tyler Clements, Customer Experience Analyst, AcenTek
    Mohamed Saleh, PhD, Founder & Principal, Vizibility llc

    Are you now faced with the challenge of doing more improvement work in a virtual way, given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Join us for a virtual panel discussion, hosted by KaiNexus and moderated by Mark Graban, with three improvement leaders who have recent experiences in this new era.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Preview: A TP3 Approach to Manage Manufacturing Competitiveness After the Pandemic

    Preview: A TP3 Approach to Manage Manufacturing Competitiveness After the Pandemic

    A preview of a webinar to be presented June 16 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

    Register: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/manufacturing-after-a-pandemic/webinar/signup

    Presented by


    Roy Vasher, WHIN Education Consultant, Purdue University
    Steve Dunlop, Managing Director of Dauch Center for DCMME &  GSCMI
    Ananth Iyer, Senior Associate Dean, Purdue University
    Dr. Angus McLeod, VP of Coaching at AMA

    This webinar is focused on manufacturing, but will have important lessons related to leadership and supply chain operations -- important issues in any industry these days.

    In this webinar, you'll learn:


    How focusing on Technology, Product, People and Process (TP3)are key to holistic management of pandemics through to the New Normal
    The role of Agility in keeping ahead of events
    Why and how communication can create trust or lose trust
    A psychological and work-culture ethos for opportunity, not threat
    Why now is the time to shift focus from fire-fighting to strategy
    How Infection control audit and measures leverage Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to reduce infection threats and helps us focus on efficacy enhancement, not just costs/wastes
    Why investing in technology is immediately a more affordable and strategic advantage then it was before the pandemic
    Why our multi-tasking tool helps during the pandemic and helps beyond the New Normal
    Why re-shoring strategies now make even more sense than they did prior to the pandemic

    • 6 min
    Katie Anderson Follow-up Q&A: Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

    Katie Anderson Follow-up Q&A: Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

    This is a follow up to this recorded webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_UlPjRd7Vc

    In this video, Katie answers some of the great questions that we didn't have time to address. She's joined by Mark Graban, who poses the questions and joins in on the discussion.

    Her book: https://kbjanderson.com/learning-to-lead/

    Questions:

    Thinking about the quote, "a practical style is more important than precision when setting targets." Can you say a bit more about what that might look like in practice or with a concrete example?

    What if you're not a formal leader but an informal leader. How do your intentions change? I coach facility CI Managers but they don't report to me.

    I have many similar Toyota experiences to Yoshino san.......did Yoshino san have any experiences of people who really didn't want to think and be developed?

    You mentioned the "What and How" to ask open ended questions. How do you get to asking the 5 whys by using the what and how?

    What is a good way to start with direction setting as a manager/formal leader if your company isn't using Hoshin Kanri yet?

    Do you find that your personal purpose/mission aligns with your career purpose?

    What is the very first step to change culture in an organization?

    What you suggest to create a culture that let people generate ideas ?

    • 32 min
    Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Creating an Intentional People-Centered Culture

    Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Creating an Intentional People-Centered Culture

    See slides and more: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/continuous-improvement-leadership/leading-to-learn/webinar/signup 

    Enter to win a free copy of the book: https://kbjanderson.com/giveaways/learning-to-lead-leading-to-learn-book-giveaway-with-kainexus/

    A webinar presented by Katie Anderson, hosted by Mark Graban and KaiNexus.

    In this webinar, Katie will present on becoming a more intentional people-centered leader. The key learning points are:

    * Understand the three key roles of a leader in developing an intentional people-centered culture

    * Preview quotes and inside stories from Isao Yoshino's 40 years of learning and leading at Toyota from the soon-to-be published book, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

    * Discover some little known history about how Toyota intentionally developed its culture of respect for people and continuous improvement

    * Learn several practices to help create a people-centered culture as both a leader or coach

    * Set your own intention for how you will improve as a leader of coach in creating a people-centered culture in your organization

    • 1 hr

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Great content. I enjoy listening to these. I always learn something.

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