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Mark Graban reads and expands upon selected posts from LeanBlog.org. Topics include Lean principles and leadership in healthcare, manufacturing, business, and the world around us.

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Lean Blog Audio Mark Graban Podcasts

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Mark Graban reads and expands upon selected posts from LeanBlog.org. Topics include Lean principles and leadership in healthcare, manufacturing, business, and the world around us.

Learn more at http://www.leanblog.org/audio Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lean-blog-audio/support

    GE's Larry Culp on Making it Safe for Bad News to Flow to the CEO (or Other Leaders)

    GE's Larry Culp on Making it Safe for Bad News to Flow to the CEO (or Other Leaders)

    Read the post for this episode

    Following up on my blog post about GE CEO Larry Culp's AME keynote speech, I wanted to share some of the discussion from his "fireside chat, absent the fire" (as Larry called it) with Katie Anderson (as we discussed in our podcast episode).


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    • 8 min
    Highlights from GE CEO Larry Culp's Remarks at the AME Conference in Dallas

    Highlights from GE CEO Larry Culp's Remarks at the AME Conference in Dallas

    Blog post

    It was a real treat to hear Larry Culp, the CEO of General Electric and CEO of GE Aerospace, speak at the AME 2022 annual conference in Dallas. He recently reached the four-year mark of his tenure as GE's first-ever outsider CEO (read the 4-year update that Larry posted on LinkedIn).

    Below are some highlights and quotes from his 15-minute remarks, along with some of my commentary and thoughts.


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    Toyota Was Helped, not Hampered, by TPS During the Pandemic

    Toyota Was Helped, not Hampered, by TPS During the Pandemic

    Blog post 

    A culture of learning makes the difference, not "low inventory"

    Last year, I wrote a post that criticized those, including the Wall St Journal, who claimed that Toyota was "abandoning" the Toyota Production System or that strategically adding some inventory meant they were moving away from "Just in Time" approaches:

    Toyota leaders, including my friend Jamie Bonini, were quoted in this new article by HBS professor Willy Shih in HBR:

    What Really Makes Toyota's Production System Resilient

    Did TPS hurt Toyota during the pandemic?

    NO


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    Does Learning From Mistakes Mean It's OK to Try Any "Dumb Thing" - For Elon Musk or Any of Us?

    Does Learning From Mistakes Mean It's OK to Try Any "Dumb Thing" - For Elon Musk or Any of Us?

    Blog post - https://leanblog.org/audio321

    Elon Musk tweeted this yesterday: "Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months. We will keep what works & change what doesn't."


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    Psychological Safety as a Pre-Condition for Lean

    Psychological Safety as a Pre-Condition for Lean

    Blog post: http://www.leanblog.org/audio320

    Contact me to talk about psychological safety - measure, learn, improve

    “Simply put, we cannot get to zero harm without psychological safety.”

    I wrote that as part of this page on the Value Capture website:

    Psychological Safety and its Essential Link to Continuous Improvement
    I've come to understand that psychological safety is a precondition for “implementing #Lean” or however you might say. Toyota seems to strive for (if not have) a relatively high level of psychological safety.


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    Isn't It Ironic? Mistakes That Interrupted My Webinar About Mistakes

    Isn't It Ironic? Mistakes That Interrupted My Webinar About Mistakes

    Episode #319 -- read the blog post that contains video of the webinar

    A contractor unplugged my WiFi router.

    Or was there more to it than that? Instead of blaming somebody else, what mistakes did I make that led to the Q&A section of my webinar being knocked offline?


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I also find that the WSJ is often wrong on Lean. Thank you for covering this topic in your latest episode.

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