48 episodes

You will hear stories from lean thought leaders, lean practitioners, and adjacent communities in various industries on many topics such as problem solving, coaching, leadership, meaningful work and more.

WLEI - Lean Enterprise Institute's Podcast Lean Enterprise Institute

    • Management
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

You will hear stories from lean thought leaders, lean practitioners, and adjacent communities in various industries on many topics such as problem solving, coaching, leadership, meaningful work and more.

    Making Lean Stick and Avoiding Flatlining: A Conversation with Mark Deluzio, Art Byrne, and Jim Womack

    Making Lean Stick and Avoiding Flatlining: A Conversation with Mark Deluzio, Art Byrne, and Jim Womack

    The long-term success of companies like Danaher, Fortive, Herman Miller, Parker Hannifin and many others, have all validated the power of lean thinking and practice. But if that’s the case, why aren’t there more exemplars? And why do so many companies either intentionally misconstrue Lean, or fail to realize its full promise over time?
    Long-time Lean veteran Mark Deluzio has recently published Flatlined: Why Lean Transformations Fail and What to Do About It. Join him, Art Byrne, Jim Womack and host Tom Ehrenfeld in a wide-ranging conversation about the ongoing gap between operations at most companies—and an ideal Lean state.
    Be sure to download an edited transcript of their conversation here.
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Leading to Learn, Learning to Lead: A Podcast with Katie Anderson and Isao Yoshino

    Leading to Learn, Learning to Lead: A Podcast with Katie Anderson and Isao Yoshino

    “It’s only a failure if you don’t learn,” says Mr. Isao Yoshino, who shared many key lessons from his career at Toyota with Katie Anderson, who based her new book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn on his experience and insights. Join us for a podcast with host Tom Ehrenfeld that explores the lessons gleaned from his career at Toyota. 
    Download a complete transcript of the conversation here: https://www.lean.org/Search/Documents/597.pdf  

    • 39 min
    Becoming the Change with John Toussaint and Kim Barnas

    Becoming the Change with John Toussaint and Kim Barnas

    Lean has always promised great improvements for health care providers, but has there been a personal element that has been lacking to date? In this episode of WLEI, two healthcare giants, Kim Barnas and John Toussaint, will share a key insight from their new book Becoming the Change: they argue that personal transformation on the part of healthcare leaders plays a vital role in broader organizational change. Listen in for insights and advice on how to help your lean effort. 
     
    You can download a transcript by copying the following URL into your browser: https://www.lean.org/Search/Documents/596.pdf
     

    • 34 min
    Exploring the Advantages of Online Learning

    Exploring the Advantages of Online Learning

    As all of us try to figure out how to work in this pandemic-tinted world, lean practice suggests a few practical approaches. In this special edition of WLEI, the podcast of the Lean Enterprise Institute LEI’s Josh Howell, Matt Savas, and Masia Goodman talk about how the design of the upcoming Virtual Lean Learning Experience taps into lean ways of learning and leverages the latest learning technologies.
    You can download a transcript by copying the following URL into your browser: https://www.lean.org/Search/Documents/594.pdf

    • 25 min
    Tapping Technology to Boost the Power of Lean: A Talk with Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan

    Tapping Technology to Boost the Power of Lean: A Talk with Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan

    Industry 4.0 is not a disruptive force that makes TPS irrelevant, but rather can be an enabler that builds on lean culture and thinking. What principles should lean companies prioritize as they introduce digital tools into their work? Lean thinkers Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan start with the basics of people, processes, and purpose. Listen in to their thoughts as they discuss the TPS-Industry 4.0 mashup with Host Tom Ehrenfeld in this latest episode of WLEI. 
     
    You can read and download a complete transcript of the conversation 
    Copy and past this link: https://www.lean.org/common/display/?o=5333

    • 35 min
    Tailoring a Path to Lean Transformation

    Tailoring a Path to Lean Transformation

    Over the past five years, the Lean Global Network’s Lean Healthcare Initiative has carried out extensive research in eight hospitals across five countries, and recently published the white paper, "5 Guiding Principles to Transform Healthcare." In this podcast, LEI Senior Coach and white paper co-author Alice Lee shares insights into the research conducted by this group of “tailors” (individuals who saw patterns and helped identify how to apply them). She expands on the five guiding principles they developed and explains how these insights were gleaned from healthcare organizations. The principles provide guidance for any chief architect in any organization looking for traction with their lean work.  
    You can download a free copy of the paper here.  
    Download a transcript of the conversation here. 
    Learn from top healthcare leaders who are transforming their organizations through lean thinking and practice, including,
    Lisa Yerian, MD, Chief Improvement Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, and John Shook, senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute 
    Kimberly Eng, Chief Operating Officer, Lynn Community Health Center, and Kiame Mahaniah, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Community Health Center 
    Jack Billi, MD, Medical Director, Collaborative Quality Initiatives, and Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Engineering, University of Michigan
    Carlos Frederico Pinto, M.D. (aka Dr. Fred); CEO; Instituto de Oncologia do Vale (IOV)
    Get more details about and register for the Virtual Lean Learning Experience 2020.

    • 26 min

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