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Lean Blog Interviews

By Mark Graban

Mark Graban interviews leaders and innovators in the Lean thinking world. Topics will include Lean manufacturing, Lean healthcare, Lean production, Lean startups, and Lean enterprise. Visit the blog at www.leanblog.org. For feedback, email mark@leanblog.org. All past episodes, with show notes and more, can be found at www.leancast.org.

  1. 1.
    328 - Bette Gardner and Jeff Heil, Friday Night at the ER01/15/2019
    54:45
  2. 2.
    327 - Marc Rouppe van der Voort, Lean in Dutch Healthcare12/17/2018
    46:16
  3. 3.
    326 - Katie Anderson on Lean Collaboration Within Healthcare12/11/2018
    48:44
  4. 4.
    325 - Andrea Hardaway, Making Metrics Matter11/26/2018
    59:46
  5. 5.
    324 - Art Smalley, "Four Types of Problems"11/13/2018
    1:07:01
  6. 6.
    323 - Davis Balestracci on "Data Sanity"11/05/2018
    50:24
  7. 7.
    322 - Samuel Selay's Reflections on Lean10/29/2018
    25:51
  8. 8.
    321 - Mark Hamel on "Lean Math" and People, Too10/16/2018
    51:59
  1. 9.
    320 - Skip Steward on Deming, Wheeler, Metrics, and More10/09/2018
    54:20
  2. 10.
    319 - Karen Martin on "Clarity First" and More10/01/2018
    48:02
  3. 11.
    318 - Marcus Hammarberg, How Lean & Kanban...09/17/2018
    56:04
  4. 12.
    317 - Patricia Morrill, "The Perils of Uncoordinated Care"09/04/2018
    49:00
  5. 13.
    316 - Jamie Flinchbaugh Interviews Mark Graban08/28/2018
    49:25
  6. 14.
    315 - Bob Maurer, Ph.D. on "Mastering Fear"08/21/2018
    50:34
  7. 15.
    314 - Skip Steward & Brandon Brown, on TWI & Kata in Healthc08/15/2018
    49:11
  8. 16.
    313 - Audiobook Excerpt of "Measures of Success"08/07/2018
    38:02
  9. 17.
    312 - Jeff Hunter on "Patient-Centered Strategy"07/31/2018
    47:28
  10. 18.
    311 - Jess Orr, Lessons from Toyota and Beyond07/24/2018
    51:43
  11. 19.
    310 – Steve Shortell, The Impact of #Lean on Healthcare07/11/2018
    44:26
  12. 20.
    309 - David Meier, Bourbon and Continuous Improvement06/28/2018
    1:24:10
  13. 21.
    308 - Mike Grogan, Personal Lean and Lessons Learned06/11/2018
    59:29
  14. 22.
    307 - Andre DeMerchant, "You Can't Cut Your Way to Success"04/30/2018
    54:09
  15. 23.
    306 - Mark Valenti, Motivational Interviewing04/18/2018
    38:33
  16. 24.
    305 - Mark Graban, "The Toyota Way" in Healthcare04/13/2018
    24:32
  17. 25.
    304 - David Meier, Lessons and Wisdom from Toyota04/09/2018
    21:12
  18. 26.
    303 - Craig Deao, Effectively Engaging Employees03/28/2018
    49:25
  19. 27.
    302 - Katie Anderson on Japan: Standard Work, Customers, and03/21/2018
    52:11
  20. 28.
    301 - Joe Swartz, "Champions of Change" in Supply Chains02/20/2018
    28:51
  21. 29.
    300 - Tracey & Ernie Richardson, The Toyota Engagement Equat02/15/2018
    49:25
  22. 30.
    299 - Joe Swartz, 10+ Years of Kaizen at Franciscan02/07/2018
    40:33
  23. 31.
    298 - Billy Taylor, Lean Manufacturing Leadership, Part 201/30/2018
    47:01
  24. 32.
    297 - JJ Villarreal, Ed.D., #Lean in Education01/17/2018
    45:22
  25. 33.
    296 - Dr. Zeev N. Kain on #Lean and Clinical Variation01/10/2018
    50:28
  26. 34.
    295 - #Lean & Innovation in Healthcare01/03/2018
    45:46
  27. 35.
    294 - Clay Linkous, Studer Group Principles & #Lean12/13/2017
    48:39
  28. 36.
    293 - Billy Taylor, Lean Manufacturing Leadership, Part 111/29/2017
    34:01
  29. 37.
    292 - "Motivational Interviewing for Leadership"11/09/2017
    58:17
  30. 38.
    291 - Jeff Roussel on the Current #Lean (and P.I.) Landscape10/24/2017
    44:15
  31. 39.
    290 - Eric Ries on "The Startup Way"10/16/2017
    1:05:08
  32. 40.
    289 - #Lean & A Mobile Paramedic Pilot at Geisinger Health10/11/2017
    1:07:14
  33. 41.
    288 - Dean Gruner, MD on ACOs and Healthcare Reform09/13/2017
    16:40
  34. 42.
    287 - Harry Kenworthy, "Lean Government NOW!"09/06/2017
    48:16
  35. 43.
    286 - Dean Gruner, MD on ThedaCare's #Lean Journey08/30/2017
    50:37
  36. 44.
    285 - Karen Martin, Is Lean Dead?08/10/2017
    48:53
  37. 45.
    284 - Dr. Margaret Balfour Lean in Psychiatric Care07/19/2017
    42:46
  38. 46.
    283 - Jim Lancaster, "The Work of Management"05/25/2017
    49:02
  39. 47.
    282 - Dr. Lisa Yerian & Nate Hurle from The Cleveland Clinic05/18/2017
    49:59
  40. 48.
    281 - Julie Firman, a CNO's Role in #Lean Transformation05/10/2017
    44:59
  41. 49.
    280 - John Dyer, Deming's Red Bead Experiment05/03/2017
    55:56
  42. 50.
    279 - Revisited: Dr. Robert Maurer, Kaizen & the Brain04/27/2017
    25:07
  43. 51.
    278 - Tom Bouthillet, Lean and Fire Fighting (the Real Kind)04/12/2017
    50:58
  44. 52.
    277 - Kay Kendall, #Lean and Leading the Malcolm Baldrige Wa03/23/2017
    34:17
  45. 53.
    276 - Andy Sheppard, #Lean, Change Management & More03/07/2017
    42:39
  46. 54.
    275 - Katie Anderson, #Lean Reflections on Living in Japan02/08/2017
    43:55
  47. 55.
    274 - Jay Arthur, "Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals"02/01/2017
    50:21
  48. 56.
    273 - David Veech, His New Book "Leadersights"01/25/2017
    48:44
  49. 57.
    272 - Steve Thompson, Lean Supply Chain Lessons from Automot01/18/2017
    52:54
  50. 58.
    271 - Isaac Mitchell, Lean Design in Healthcare01/11/2017
    48:09
  51. 59.
    270 - Dr. Paul DeChant & Dr. Diane Shannon on Burnout01/04/2017
    43:48
  52. 60.
    269 - Brian MacNeice & James Bowen, "Powerhouse" Book12/07/2016
    47:24
  53. 61.
    268 - Tom Ehrenfeld, #Lean Books & #LeanStartup (v2)11/29/2016
    48:40
  54. 62.
    267- Steve Shortell on #Lean Healthcare Research11/07/2016
    38:10
  55. 63.
    266 - Karyn Ross on Lean for Service Excellence10/25/2016
    54:59
  56. 64.
    265 - Bernita Biekmann on Lean Design for Hospitals10/12/2016
    39:36
  57. 65.
    264 - Tyrone Butler on Lean, Six Sigma & More09/26/2016
    1:01:55
  58. 66.
    263 - Pascal Dennis, "Andy & Me and the Hospital"09/21/2016
    44:47
  59. 67.
    262 - Steven J. Spear, "Beyond the Jargon" of Lean and Impro09/12/2016
    44:09
  60. 68.
    261 - Jamie Flinchbaugh, Talking About Lean08/30/2016
    48:01
  61. 69.
    260 - Brad White, on Lean Daily Management for Healthcare08/22/2016
    44:20
  62. 70.
    259 - Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean, Part 208/09/2016
    38:34
  63. 71.
    258 - Jim Huntzinger on Deflation, Lean Management & Lean Ac08/01/2016
    45:23
  64. 72.
    257 - Tania Lyon, #Lean at St. Clair Hospital & @KaiNexus07/26/2016
    43:13
  65. 73.
    256 - Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean, Part 107/19/2016
    37:37
  66. 74.
    255 - Mark DeLuzio, "Turn Waste Into Wealth" With Lean06/29/2016
    44:50
  67. 75.
    254 - Lean in Veterinary Medicine06/22/2016
    39:45
  68. 76.
    253 - Ash Maurya, "Scaling #Lean" and #LeanStartup06/14/2016
    29:49
  69. 77.
    252 - Jordan Peck, from MIT to the VA to Maine Health06/07/2016
    48:19
  70. 78.
    251 - Jim Huntzinger & Russ Scaffede on Lean Leadership05/26/2016
    31:35
  71. 79.
    250 - Dr. Jack Billi & Mark Graban on Lean in Healthcare05/23/2016
    39:08
  72. 80.
    249 - Steve Leuschel on "Lean Culture Change"05/15/2016
    40:25
  73. 81.
    248 - Drew Locher, Lean Office to Lean Enterprise04/17/2016
    39:38
  74. 82.
    247 - James Chisholm, ExperiencePoint and Leading Change03/23/2016
    38:39
  75. 83.
    246 - Steve Montague, Lean, Checklists & Patient Safety03/17/2016
    48:41
  76. 84.
    245 - Dr. Tom Evans, Improving Healthcare Quality in Iowa03/15/2016
    23:37
  77. 85.
    244 - Dan Markovitz, "Building the Fit Organization," Part 203/09/2016
    40:47
  78. 86.
    243 - Michael Bungay Stanier, "The Coaching Habit"02/29/2016
    33:00
  79. 87.
    242 - Staff & Leaders Talk About the Culture of Continuous I02/25/2016
    22:59
  80. 88.
    241 - Dan Markovitz, "Building the Fit Organization," Part 102/10/2016
    34:31
  81. 89.
    240 - Leah Binder of Leapfrog Group on Patient Safety01/26/2016
    41:39
  82. 90.
    239 - Pascal Dennis, "Lean Production Simplified, 3rd Editio01/18/2016
    41:15
  83. 91.
    238 - Kevin Cahill, on his Grandfather, W. Edwa01/11/2016
    44:29
  84. 92.
    237 - Paul Akers, "Lean Health"01/04/2016
    43:38
  85. 93.
    236 - Ted Stiles & Dr. John Toussaint Discussing #Lean12/16/2015
    45:05
  86. 94.
    235 - Sam MacPherson, The Green Beret Way to the Toyota Way12/07/2015
    44:54
  87. 95.
    234 - Mitch Cahn, President of Unionwear on Lean Manufactur11/16/2015
    34:36
  88. 96.
    233 - Katie Anderson, A Lean Thinker Living in Japan10/14/2015
    41:11
  89. 97.
    232 - Remembering Dr. Michel Tétrault10/07/2015
    18:54
  90. 98.
    231 - Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass Memorial09/29/2015
    14:25
  91. 99.
    230 - Paul DeChant, MD, MBA on Reducing Burnout Through Lean09/23/2015
    42:52
  92. 100.
    229 - John Dyer, Reflections on Deming, Six Sigma, and More09/08/2015
    45:47
  93. 101.
    228 - Zeynep Ton, "The Good Jobs Strategy"09/03/2015
    32:02
  94. 102.
    227 - Ruthie Davis & Steve Cook on "Do The Right Thing"08/13/2015
    41:26
  95. 103.
    226 - Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, "The Power of Ideas to...07/28/2015
    46:46
  96. 104.
    225 - John Toussaint, MD, "Management on the Mend"07/21/2015
    43:26
  97. 105.
    224 - Mike Grogan, Lean and Mentoring06/14/2015
    48:17
  98. 106.
    223 - Christian Wolcott, Lean Trips to Japan with Kaizen Ins06/02/2015
    40:23
  99. 107.
    222 - Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG, Joint Commission Center f05/20/2015
    39:55
  100. 108.
    221 - Jacob Stoller, "The Lean CEO"04/08/2015
    38:21
  101. 109.
    220 - Dr. Bob Wachter, The Digital Doctor03/29/2015
    46:32
  102. 110.
    219 - Tristan Kromer, Lean Startup Coaching03/24/2015
    41:29
  103. 111.
    218 - Karen Kiel-Rosser, Baldrige & Mary Greeley Medical Cen03/16/2015
    33:48
  104. 112.
    217 - Alan Robinson, The Idea-Driven Organization03/02/2015
    38:52
  105. 113.
    216 - Dan Jones, Lean Outside of Manufacturing02/20/2015
    45:00
  106. 114.
    215 - John Ervin, Lean & Patient Safety in th02/12/2015
    46:37
  107. 115.
    214 - Michael Ballé, Lead With Respect02/01/2015
    42:36
  108. 116.
    213 - Mark Graban, New "Lean Blog Audio" Podcast01/15/2015
    11:23
  109. 117.
    212 - David Mann, "Creating a Lean Culture," 3rd Ed.12/30/2014
    51:24
  110. 118.
    211 - Mark Graban on "Healthcare Tech Talk:10/08/2014
    52:10
  111. 119.
    210 - Lean in Washington State Government09/30/2014
    39:33
  112. 120.
    209 - George Friesen, Lean, Kaizen, and Idea Boards09/17/2014
    33:38
  113. 121.
    208 - Michael Bremer, "How to Do a Gemba Walk"09/09/2014
    36:24
  114. 122.
    207 - Chris Jerry, Part 2 on Patient Safety08/27/2014
    49:30
  115. 123.
    206 - Ed Pound, "Factory Physics for Managers"08/14/2014
    38:54
  116. 124.
    Special Announcement for Subscribers08/08/2014
    1:57
  117. 125.
    205 - Joe Schnur, Hand Hygiene & Patient Safety07/23/2014
    32:43
  118. 126.
    204 - Paul Plsek, Lean & Innovation at Virginia Mason07/17/2014
    34:36
  119. 127.
    203 - Chris Jerry, The Emily Jerry Foundation, Part 106/22/2014
    40:21
  120. 128.
    202 - Patrick Graupp, TWI in Healthcare06/13/2014
    34:55
  121. 129.
    201 - WorkOut Process at Mary Greeley Medical Center06/06/2014
    37:20
  122. 130.
    200 - Paul Spiegelman, "Patients Come Second"05/30/2014
    30:35
  123. 131.
    199 - Jeff Gothelf, LeanUX05/23/2014
    34:02
  124. 132.
    198 - Harry Kenworthy, Lean in Government05/15/2014
    39:17
  125. 133.
    197 - Kim Barnas, "Beyond Heroes"04/29/2014
    35:58
  126. 134.
    196 - Jim Huntzinger, What is TWI?03/18/2014
    33:03
  127. 135.
    195 - Steve Montague, Lean & TeamSTEPPS for Patient Safety03/03/2014
    38:47
  128. 136.
    194 - Paul Piechota Lean at the University of Dayton02/21/2014
    34:04
  129. 137.
    193 - Mark Jaben, MD: Lean, Change, & Brains02/06/2014
    35:10
  130. 138.
    192 - John Torinus, Solving Healthcare01/26/2014
    36:49
  131. 139.
    191 - Mike Orzen, Lean IT01/13/2014
    32:41
  132. 140.
    190 - Karen Martin, Value Stream Mapping01/06/2014
    35:58
  133. 141.
    189 - Rich Sheridan, "Joy, Inc."01/02/2014
    28:33
  134. 142.
    188 - Dan Jones, 25 Years of Lean & More12/18/2013
    31:13
  135. 143.
    187 - Joe Swartz, "Healthcare Kaizen"09/26/2013
    32:09
  136. 144.
    186 - Jon Miller, "Creating a Kaizen Culture"09/18/2013
    37:35
  137. 145.
    185 - Karen Dunn Skinner & David Skinner on Lean in Law Firm09/11/2013
    48:39
  138. 146.
    184 - John Toussaint, "Enduring Excellence"08/13/2013
    31:59
  139. 147.
    183 - Scott Sambucci, Lean Startup Ideas for Sales08/06/2013
    35:24
  140. 148.
    182 - Lean Healthcare in Tanzania07/30/2013
    36:24
  141. 149.
    181 - Ron Pereira from Gemba Academy, Lean and Six Sigma07/22/2013
    30:29
  142. 150.
    180 - Dan Florizone, Lean in Saskatchewan07/15/2013
    34:14
  143. 151.
    179 - Worth & Shuker, Perfecting Patient Journeys07/09/2013
    29:31
  144. 152.
    178 - Drew Greenblatt, CEO of Marlin Wire06/24/2013
    29:41
  145. 153.
    177 - Bob Emiliani, Nobody Is Exempt From Improvement06/10/2013
    24:26
  146. 154.
    176 - Norman Bodek, "The Harada Method"05/29/2013
    25:14
  147. 155.
    175 - Mike Taubitz, Lean and Safety05/17/2013
    28:16
  148. 156.
    174 - John Hunter, "Management Matters"05/08/2013
    37:46
  149. 157.
    173 - Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic05/02/2013
    29:35
  150. 158.
    172 - Jerry Bussell, Anatomy of a Lean Leader04/17/2013
    25:39
  151. 159.
    171 - Chad Walters, Lean in Sports04/09/2013
    33:11
  152. 160.
    170 - Stephen Parry, "Sense and Respond"04/02/2013
    32:07
  153. 161.
    169 - Len Berry, PhD on "The Promise of Lean in Healthcare"03/27/2013
    32:18
  154. 162.
    168 - Carolyn McCulley, "Breaking the Wall of Slience"03/18/2013
    26:20
  155. 163.
    167 - Claire Crawford-Mason, on W. Edwards Deming03/10/2013
    36:57
  156. 164.
    166 - Julie Bartels, Clinical Business Intelligence02/27/2013
    26:29
  157. 165.
    165 - Chris Vogel, Lean in Administrative Settings02/06/2013
    30:19
  158. 166.
    164 - Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health01/31/2013
    26:25
  159. 167.
    163 - Dr. Greg Johnson, a Lean CMO01/24/2013
    26:38
  160. 168.
    162 - Patrick Vlaskovits and Brant Cooper01/17/2013
    26:46
  161. 169.
    161 - Steve Bell, Lean IT01/08/2013
    34:46
  162. 170.
    160 - Dr. Joe Guarisco, E.D. Process Improvement01/04/2013
    29:47
  163. 171.
    159 - John Toussaint, MD on the IOM Report10/15/2012
    31:24
  164. 172.
    158 - Art Byrne, "The Lean Turnaround"09/27/2012
    32:20
  165. 173.
    157 - Nick Sarillo, "A Slice of the Pie"08/23/2012
    26:16
  166. 174.
    156 - Mike Stoecklein, Reflections on Dr. Deming08/16/2012
    29:36
  167. 175.
    155 - Jim Benson, "Personal Kanban"08/09/2012
    28:17
  168. 176.
    154 - Rick Morrow, Healthcare Process Improvement07/31/2012
    27:01
  169. 177.
    153 - Robert Maurer, PhD, "One Small Step"07/24/2012
    23:44
  170. 178.
    152 - Matt Stewart, Life Lessons from Northwestern Football07/17/2012
    36:18
  171. 179.
    151 - Karen Martin, "The Outstanding Organization"07/09/2012
    24:06
  172. 180.
    150 - Jeffrey M. Lobosky, MD, "It's Enough to Make You Sick"06/06/2012
    22:18
  173. 181.
    149 - Gregory Jacobson, MD, Kaizen in Emergency Medicine05/31/2012
    25:56
  174. 182.
    148 - Naida Grunden & Charles Hagood on "Lean-Led Design"05/21/2012
    21:03
  175. 183.
    147 - LeanPub.com, Part 205/15/2012
    32:20
  176. 184.
    146 - John Toussaint, MD, "Potent Medicine"05/02/2012
    27:36
  177. 185.
    145- Natalie Sayer, "Lean for Dummies"04/25/2012
    26:29
  178. 186.
    144 - Dean Gruner, MD, Lean & ACOs at ThedaCare04/16/2012
    22:39
  179. 187.
    143 - Mark Graban & Ron Pereira, SPC Webinar Q&A04/05/2012
    25:50
  180. 188.
    142 - Eric Ries on Taiichi Ohno's Influence03/13/2012
    11:41
  181. 189.
    141 - Norman Bodek remembers Taiichi Ohno03/08/2012
    30:17
  182. 190.
    140 - LeanPub.com Founders, Part 102/28/2012
    32:11
  183. 191.
    139 - David Munch, MD of Healthcare Performance Partners02/23/2012
    25:43
  184. 192.
    138 - Al Norval - Lean Pathways "Lean Manifesto"02/09/2012
    26:02
  185. 193.
    137 - Jerry Bussell, Jacksonville Lean Consortium02/02/2012
    25:27
  186. 194.
    136 - Paul Akers, "2 Second Lean"01/26/2012
    21:51
  187. 195.
    135 - Dan Markovitz, A Factory of One01/03/2012
    25:36
  188. 196.
    134 - The Sgt. Sullivan Center12/22/2011
    31:57
  189. 197.
    133 - Mark Graban, Healthcare Kaizen Webinar Q&A12/16/2011
    30:52
  190. 198.
    132 - Bob Emiliani, Virginia Mason Visits Wiremold12/07/2011
    20:14
  191. 199.
    131 - Paul Borawski, CEO of ASQ12/02/2011
    23:11
  192. 200.
    130 - Greg Howell, Lean Construction Institute10/13/2011
    28:03

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