New Podcasts and Blogs from Gemba Academy

New Podcasts

May 2019

Ep 264:

Repeating the Process of Learning

Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Liker

Learn about lean and kata in this powerful keynote by Dr. Jeffrey Liker from KataCon5 earlier this year.

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Ep 263:

Using Lean to Make Life-Changing Decisions

Guest: Tyson Ortiz

Tyson shares how he has used kata and scientific thinking to manage his son's heart condition.

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Ep 262:

The Next Generation of Lean

Guest: Tyler Athey

Tyler discusses practicing lean from the millennial perspective, including kanban systems, flow, and more.

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Ep 261:

Building the Habit of Excellence

Guest: James Clear

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, breaks down the nature of habit formation, including how to develop good habits and break bad ones.

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New Blog Posts

May 2019

Akio Toyoda Gets Real

By Jon Miller

Jon comments on Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda’s powerful message to employees at the start of the new year.

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Resources for Personal Lean Leadership

By Kevin Meyer

Introducing our new Personal Lean Leadership Resource page, with podcasts, blogs, videos, books, and more on the topic of applying lean to yourself.

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Building Lean Habits, in a Lean Way

By Jon Miller

Jon discusses the lessons in James Clear’s Atomic Habits and their relevance to lean.

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Harnessing Deliberate Reflection to Create Personal Improvement

By Kevin Meyer

Kevin stresses the role of deliberate reflection in preventing complacency.

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How to Balance Broad Deployment of Lean Tools with Development of Depth of Capability

By Jon Miller

Jon explains why focusing on developing people isn’t necessary during the initial implementation of lean.

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Breaking the Weak Link in the Value Chain

By Jon Miller

Jon explores the different approaches to addressing areas for improvement in the customer value chain.

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Amazon’s New Waste Reduction Strategy: Batching

By Jon Miller

Jon analyzes Amazon’s decision to let customers batch their orders.

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