Lean Blog Interviews

By Mark Graban

In this series, started in 2006, Mark Graban interviews leaders, practitioners, innovators, and legends in the "Lean community." Topics include Lean in manufacturing, healthcare, startups, and other settings. Special emphasis is given to leadership and management system concepts, including the Toyota Production System and related methods. But, we don't talk about "Lean Six Sigma" much around here, if that's of interest to you... if you agree that Lean is more than "just a bunch of tools in the improvement toolbox," then this is the place for you. 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.
    Laura Kriska, the First American Woman to Work at Honda HQ in Japan
    58:51
  2. 2.
    Brant Cooper on Being ”Disruption Proof” in Pandemic Times & Beyond
    1:04:54
  3. 3.
    BONUS: John Shook, Revisited from 2009
    28:44
  4. 4.
    BONUS: David Meier's "Favorite Mistakes" at Toyota and His Distillery
    49:10
  5. 5.
    BONUS: Jamie Flinchbaugh, Revisited from 2006
    28:32
  6. 6.
    Ryan McCormack on His “Operational Excellence Mixtapes” & More
    33:33
  7. 7.
    BONUS: In Memoriam -- Podcast Guests Who Have Passed Away
    8:18
  8. 8.
    Katie Anderson: One Year of "Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn" and the New Audiobook
    1:01:39
  1. 9.
    Revisiting #124: Paul O'Neill on Habitual Excellence and Safety
    29:43
  2. 10.
    Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement from Railroads to Pageants: Allison Greco
    55:23
  3. 11.
    The Lean Journey (and Mass Vaccination Sites) at Munson Healthcare: Kaleb Foss and Butch Bowlby
    59:38
  4. 12.
    Dr. John Kenagy on Adaptive Design Kata: An Improvement and a Leadership Kata (Lean Healthcare)
    1:02:30
  5. 13.
    Brad Jeavons on How to Remotely Deploy Lean and Agile (Outside of Manufacturing)
    1:05:15
  6. 14.
    Tracy O'Rourke on Vaccinations, Lean Six Sigma in Government, and More
    50:36
  7. 15.
    Ryan Weiss on Purpose + People + Process = Performance; Modernizing TWI
    53:23
  8. 16.
    Samantha Riley on Making Data Count and Metrics for Healthcare and Beyond
    1:04:38
  9. 17.
    MIT's Dr. Jonathan Byrnes on the Pandemic's Supply Chain Shocks
    1:05:18
  10. 18.
    The "Founding Mothers" of the "Women in Lean" - Crystal Davis, Karyn Ross, Dorsey Sherman
    52:07
  11. 19.
    Keith Champion on the Lucid (Motors) Production System
    58:21
  12. 20.
    Rituso Shingo on The Toyota Production System and SMED
    57:19
  13. 21.
    Katie Labedz on "How to Improve Absolutely Anything"
    54:36
  14. 22.
    Joy Mason on Optimism and Lean Instead of Layoffs
    1:09:19
  15. 23.
    Ivan Zak, DVM on Using Lean to Address Burnout in Veterinary Medicine
    54:21
  16. 24.
    Adam Lawrence's "Wheel of Sustainability" is Now a Book - Enter to Win a Copy
    7:09
  17. 25.
    A Kata Geek in the Communities: Deondra Wardelle
    55:36
  18. 26.
    Covid Testing, Treatment, and Vaccination at Cleveland Clinic: Nate Hurle
    1:03:53
  19. 27.
    Arnout Orelio: A Dutch Engineer Now Working in Lean Healthcare
    57:04
  20. 28.
    Jay Hodge: Going From GM to Toyota to Healthcare and Beyond
    57:37
  21. 29.
    Jim Benson, Talking About Humane Management
    1:01:46
  22. 30.
    Jeff Liker on the Second Edition of "The Toyota Way"
    1:07:33
  23. 31.
    Lesa Nichols: Reflecting on Hajime Oba and Her Toyota Experience
    1:04:44
  24. 32.
    Brett M. Cooper and Evans Kerrigan on "Solving the People Problem"
    54:19
  25. 33.
    Hide Oba Discusses His Father, Toyota's Hajime Oba
    53:53
  26. 34.
    Patrick Adams on "Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap"
    1:05:13
  27. 35.
    Remembering Norman Bodek
    29:41
  28. 36.
    Michael Parent on Lean Six Sigma in HR and Talent Acquisition
    39:21
  29. 37.
    Lean Communicators Talk About Their Podcasts and More
    1:09:13
  30. 38.
    Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and the Power of Flow
    1:08:02
  31. 39.
    Mike Leigh on Breaking Down Barriers, Lessons from the Navy, and More
    59:47
  32. 40.
    Mary and Tom Poppendieck on #Lean Software & More
    1:02:42
  33. 41.
    Keith Ingels on "Adopting and Adapting" TPS to the Raymond Lean Management System
    1:05:10
  34. 42.
    Elisabeth Swan on the Problems With Brainstorming and Why "Structure Sets You Free"
    54:02
  35. 43.
    Michael Lombard on Kata, Crises, and his AME Conference Keynote
    54:08
  36. 44.
    Seán Paul Teeling on Lean Healthcare and Covid-19 Treatment in Ireland
    1:07:02
  37. 45.
    Bonus: Billy Taylor's "Favorite Mistake"
    28:30
  38. 46.
    Steven J. Spear Remembers Hajime Oba of Toyota
    45:25
  39. 47.
    Emily Elrod on What it Means to Work "WISE"
    55:46
  40. 48.
    Craig Gygi on the "Truth About Data"
    59:45
  41. 49.
    Patrick Anderson on Deming, Lean, and Shifting From Command and Control
    1:05:56
  42. 50.
    Announcing a New Podcast Series: “My Favorite Mistake: Reflections From Business Leaders”
    11:07

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