New Podcasts and Blogs from Gemba Academy

New Podcasts

Ep 300:

Leadership, Teamwork, and Taking Flight

Guest: Richard Sheridan

Richard describes the unique culture at Menlo Innovations, and how flying a plane relates to the inner workings of a business.

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Ep 299:

Lean and Strategy in the U.S. Air Force

Reza Zeinalpour

Reza discusses applying continuous improvement in the U.S. Air Force, including how they integrate performance metrics, innovation, and virtual reality.

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Ep 298:

Defining Standardized Work

Guest: Mike Thelen

Mike delved deep into all things standardized work, including the components, how often it should be improved, and more.

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Ep 297:

The Importance of Hansei and Revitalization

Guest: Katie Anderson

Katie shares what it’s like working with former Toyota leader Mr. Isao Yoshino, and why the practices of reflection and revitalization are so critical.

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New Blog Posts

Was the Standard Clear Enough?

By Jon Miller

Jon stresses the importance of framework and phrasing when asking your team an important question.

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Empirical Evidence for the Power of Kata

By Kevin Meyer

Kevin describes the power of failure, and how it ties into the kata methodology.

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How to Run Kata in the Classroom

By Ron Pereira

Ron points out all of the resources we have available on kata in the classroom.

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Remain detached from the Outcome

By Steve Kane

Steves explains how to best approach data analysis and avoid confirmation bias.

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Go See, Show Respect, Ask "What Do You Need from Me?"

By Jon Miller

Jon reflects on a recent Gemba Academy value stream mapping initiative.

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How to Be Tough on Process, Easy on People

By Jon Miller

Jon lists the specific ways we can create “blame-free, process-aware” environments.

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Practicing Gratitude within the Daily Accountability Process

By Jon Miller

Jon explores the benefits of incorporating gestures of gratitude and appreciation in a continuous improvement setting.

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