NEWSLETTER / JANUARY 2018
Enterprise-Level Training

Discover how Gemba Academy can help all of your sites speak the same continuous improvement language!

We recently updated our Enterprise Training page to show how our content is available in multiple languages and with various access methods including integration into your own Learning Management System. More information:

New Videos
New Video: How Do I Get Started with Lean?
Gemba Talk

We're excited to announce a new video series called Gemba Talk! These videos are short answers to the most common questions we receive, and are availabe to everyone in our public Resources section.

 

Kata Course
School of Lean

We will soon be releasing a new course on Kata, combining studio-based instruction with real-world examples at a major aircraft company.

This could be the most powerful Gemba Academy course. Kata will help your organization define the desired end state, obstacles to achieving that state, and how to run experiments to methodically move toward that desired state. Therefore, it can be used in all areas of an organization, from project management to employee coaching.

New Podcasts
Ep 199:
How to Understand Your Current Condition
Guest: Drew Locher
Drew Locher explains why it's so critical to understand your current condition before rushing into countermeasures.
Ep 198:
How to Start and Fund Your Lean Journey
Guest: Ron Pereira
Ron Pereira shares his responses to our first two Gemba Talk questions.
Ep 197:
How to Use Continuous Improvement in Untraditional Settings
Guest: Veronica Silva
Veronica Silva shares how she's used continuous improvement in bartending, banking, software, and more.
Ep 196:
How to Name Lean
Guest: Tracey and Ernie Richardson
Tracey and Ernie Richardson share the interesting question they recently asked their LinkedIn audience, and reflect on the many responses.
Ep 195:
How to Manage a Career Change
Guest: Thomas Frederick
Thomas Frederick explains what it was like to switch from teaching/coaching to healthcare.
New Blog Posts
The Seven Losses of High IQ Leadership
by Jon Miller
Jon breaks down why leaders need to have more than just a high IQ.
Lessons from Perfecting the Pour Over
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin describes the steps to making a perfect pour over, highlighting the importance of a well-defined process.
The Secret to Your Success in 2018
by Ron Pereira
Ron explains why habit formation is more effective than setting big goals.
Big Decisions Don't Lead to Results
by Steve Kane
Steve advocates for small scale decision-making.
Customer Success Corner

Daily interaction with the people we lead is our greatest opportunity to improve the organization. Take the time to teach, coach, mentor, and inspire. This is our greatest responsibility.

Steve Kane
Director of Customer Success
Events
Upcoming events that you might be interested in.
TWI and Kata Summits
19-23 February, Atlanta

Lean Frontiers is presenting their annual TWI and Kata Summits back to back in Atlanta, Georgia, making it easy to immerse yourself in either or both of these great topics.

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