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New Videos
New Videos: Lean Municipal Government Forum
Gemba Academy Live!

We just released a new video series with the presentations and tours from the Lean Municipal Government Forum recently held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

See how Grand Rapids was able to not only survive the Great Recession, but thrive in the years that followed. The event includes talks on lean leadership, lean philosophy, and a detailed explanation of A3 thinking and how it was used. Tours of the fire and water departments provide excellent examples of lean in use by a municipality.

This adds to our previous video series on how Grand Rapids leverages lean concepts.

New Spanish Course: Culture of Kaizen
Escuela Lean

Our new Cultura Kaizen (Culture of Kaizen) course, fully produced in Spanish, is now available! Learn about 5 interesting chemicals in our brains, persuasion methods, how to nurture a highly efficient culture, and more.

This continues our Escuela Lean project of providing our School of Lean courses completely translated into Spanish, with native Spanish-speaking presenters.

Contact us or sign up to receive a 3 day full access trial to Escuela Lean.

New Podcasts
Ep 216:
How to Reignite a Continuous Improvement Program
Guest: Casey Johnson
Casey Johnson explains why continuous improvement programs fail, and how he helps organizations get back on track.
Ep 215:
How to Reflect on Lessons Learned
Guest: Brian Buck
Brian Buck shares some of the lean lessons he's learned over the years.
Ep 214:
How to Set a Challenge
Guest: Mark Rosenthal
Mark Rosenthal shares some insight into the various components of Toyota Kata.
Ep 213:
How to Lead with Joy
Guest: Richard Sheridan
Richard Sheridan explains the importance of joy, compassion, and humility in leadership.
New Blog Posts
Compassion as a Competitive Advantage
by Jon Miller
Jon stresses the positive effects of trust and compassion on company culture.
Learn by Preparing to Teach
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin describes how and why teaching is a great way to grasp new knowledge.
How Do You Walk the Gemba?
by Ron Pereira
Ron announces a future GA course centered around the gemba walk.
Instructions Aren't Enough
by Steve Kane
Steve explains the value of learning through experience.
Customer Success Corner

Mike Rother, author of Toyota Kata, advocates for simultaneously having and being a kata coach. This is a great idea for any lean leader and particularly for those who practice kata. Some who are new to lean may feel as though their coaching options are limited. Gemba Academy subscribers are able to get remote coaching as part of their Gemba Academy subscription.

We're here to help you be successful.

Steve Kane
Director of Customer Success
Upcoming events that you might be interested in.
AME International Conference
29 October - 1 November, San Diego

This year's AME conference, the largest lean conference in the world, will be in San Diego the last week of October.

With the theme Create Waves of Excellence, the AME Conference will explore ways to accelerate your journey toward excellence. Come learn from the leading and bleeding edge practices of other pioneering continuous improvement practitioners, and go home with new ideas and insights.

Use discount code GEMBA10 to save 10% on the conference registration!

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TWI & Kata Summit Europe
19-20 June 2018, Venice, Italy

Join your colleagues and learn from deep dives into TWI case studies or Kata case studies, with a healthy conversation of the two disciplines working in concert with one another. You’ll also hear keynote presentations from Toyota Kata author Mike Rother, and TWI author Patrick Graupp.

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