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Lean Blog Audio

By Mark Graban

Mark Graban reads and expands upon selected posts from LeanBlog.org. Topics include Lean principles and leadership in healthcare, manufacturing, business, and the world around us. Learn more at http://www.leanblog.org/audio Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lean-blog-audio/support

  1. 1.
    Announcing a New Podcast Series: “My Favorite Mistake: Reflections From Business Leaders”08/27/2020
    7:38
  2. 2.
    Why I'm "Handing Over" My Blog for the Week to #RootCauseRacism08/08/2020
    9:06
  3. 3.
    Great Piece: "Health Care Workers Protect Us. It's Time to Protect Them."06/22/2020
    5:04
  4. 4.
    The “Practicing Lean” Audiobook is Available Through Audible06/11/2020
    3:10
  5. 5.
    Standard Work for Being as Safe as Possible When Refueling Your Vehicle05/19/2020
    7:03
  6. 6.
    Remembering a Great Leader, Paul O'Neill (1935-2020)04/22/2020
    13:35
  7. 7.
    What my Book "Lean Hospitals"​ Says About Inventory Planning04/12/2020
    9:19
  8. 8.
    Thoughts From Lean Thinkers on Coping with the Coronavirus Crisis04/11/2020
    5:08
  1. 9.
    See? Lean is About Flexibility, Not Low Inventory04/10/2020
    8:10
  2. 10.
    One Doctor's Troubling Experiences in the Emergency Department [Covid-19]03/20/2020
    13:33
  3. 11.
    Covid-19: Don't Blame Toyota or "Just in Time" for Your Risky Supply Chain Strategy03/17/2020
    11:54
  4. 12.
    For Covid-19 Preparedness, Hospitals Need More Than Written Protocols03/16/2020
    16:02
  5. 13.
    Jumping to Solutions: A Hard Habit to Break03/03/2020
    6:07
  6. 14.
    My “Measures of Success” Workshop at the Shingo Conference 2020 in Orlando02/12/2020
    6:01
  7. 15.
    GE's CEO Larry Culp Goes to the Gemba, Looks to Understand the Real Reality01/30/2020
    10:21
  8. 16.
    When Should We Lower a Target and When Should We Try Harder to Figure Out How to Reach It?01/30/2020
    11:41
  9. 17.
    Our Toyota Tour Guide's Kaizen11/23/2019
    7:10
  10. 18.
    A Japanese Hospital CEO on Kaizen, Innovation & Breakthrough11/23/2019
    5:13
  11. 19.
    Jess Orr on What She Learned by Leaving Toyota10/11/2019
    8:10
  12. 20.
    Maybe "Just Do Its" Should be Called "Just PDSA Its"?10/08/2019
    8:17
  13. 21.
    When Problems are Hidden in Kudos: From Celebrations to Root Cause Countermeasures10/07/2019
    4:25
  14. 22.
    Previewing Mark Valenti's Webinar on "Motivational Interviewing" for the Workplace09/10/2019
    9:36
  15. 23.
    General Jim Mattis on Leadership, Mistakes, and Defining Problems09/03/2019
    9:10
  16. 24.
    Third Time's the Charm for the Iced Tea -- On Errors, Blame, and Process09/02/2019
    5:59
  17. 25.
    Mark Graban Interviewed by KOGO Radio, San Diego 09/02/2019
    5:00
  18. 26.
    Embracing and Helping Surgeons Accept Change -- Instead of Blaming & Labeling Them08/23/2019
    4:57
  19. 27.
    What Chefs and Restauranteurs Say About Learning From Failures & Mistakes08/20/2019
    4:47
  20. 28.
    Bob Lutz on Tesla, Threats, & Communication About Quality - and Implications for Healthcare08/18/2019
    5:40
  21. 29.
    Lean: A Combination of "Why?" and "Why Not?"08/16/2019
    8:19
  22. 30.
    When Having a Process Improvement Idea Means You're Weak?06/24/2019
    7:47
  23. 31.
    Come See a Culture of Continuous Improvement at Franciscan Health This October!06/24/2019
    5:15
  24. 32.
    Inside Toyota's Takaoka #2 Line - Flexibility and Kaizen06/11/2019
    9:16
  25. 33.
    Toyota, Respect for People (or "Humanity") and Lean05/25/2019
    9:56
  26. 34.
    How PBCs (Process Behavior Charts) Can Enhance the Practice of OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)05/20/2019
    18:42
  27. 35.
    My Talk: When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change05/17/2019
    38:14
  28. 36.
    When Old Habits and Old Science No Longer Make Sense - Evidence vs. Habit in Medicine and #Lean05/16/2019
    14:56
  29. 37.
    Family Guy Skewers Marie Kondo (and 5S and Lean too?)05/13/2019
    7:22
  30. 38.
    A Hospital CEO Who Wants Other CEOs to “Give a Damn” About Their People05/01/2019
    8:45
  31. 39.
    On Boeing, GM, and Hospitals… and Epic Battles Between Reality and Spokespeople?04/30/2019
    17:45
  32. 40.
    On Podcast Server Downtime, Scars from General Motors, and Taking Ownership of My Situation04/29/2019
    13:31
  33. 41.
    Is "Kaizen" a Slogan or a Methodology for the Seattle Marine04/22/2019
    5:41
  34. 42.
    The CEO Leading the Culture Change at ZSFGH04/16/2019
    10:07
  35. 43.
    A Lean Guy Reads "Health Leaders" on Nursing Retention04/15/2019
    9:30
  36. 44.
    WSJ News Flash: Developing Better Leaders Makes a Difference04/10/2019
    5:47
  37. 45.
    Lean Should be Solution to Hospital Overwork or Understaffing01/30/2019
    15:09
  38. 46.
    Toyota as a "People Development Company"01/14/2019
    13:17
  39. 47.
    Value is Defined by the Customer...01/09/2019
    7:47
  40. 48.
    For Big Leaps With New Year’s Resolutions, Start With01/08/2019
    8:33
  41. 49.
    LinkedIn Post: The Carrot and The Stick “On Steroids”08/16/2018
    6:39
  42. 50.
    React Less and Improve More by Using SPC More Effectively08/14/2018
    17:05
  43. 51.
    #Lean Shouldn't be a Reason for Nurses to Strike08/13/2018
    9:13
  44. 52.
    “ER wait times down, but only slightly” ??07/23/2018
    14:15
  45. 53.
    The Catch-22 of #Lean & Kaizen: You Get More ROI by NOT...07/19/2018
    7:34
  46. 54.
    Leaders & Lean: We Need to Better Support Doctors and04/17/2018
    10:46
  47. 55.
    My Talk in Vegas: Leadership Lessons from Statistics and Psych04/03/2018
    19:15
  48. 56.
    Elon Musk, Safety, and Leadership at Tesla03/12/2018
    12:11
  49. 57.
    What's Going on at Whole Foods? It Doesn't Sound Like Lean...02/16/2018
    12:48
  50. 58.
    Tour Preview: The Japanese Health Care System at a High Level02/13/2018
    10:56
  51. 59.
    The WSJ Overgeneralizes about The "Japanese Model," Not...02/13/2018
    11:15
  52. 60.
    #Lean Can Be Very Fragile, Especially With Executive Changes02/05/2018
    10:12
  53. 61.
    Employee Complaints About Lean in Healthcare, Even at...02/04/2018
    9:07
  54. 62.
    Somebody *Did* Get Unjustly Fired in Hawaii, But System...02/04/2018
    9:07
  55. 63.
    "What would you say... you do here?" -- 2018 Edition01/22/2018
    6:18
  56. 64.
    My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean01/18/2018
    16:08
  57. 65.
    What We're Looking Forward to Learning at Toyota01/16/2018
    12:09
  58. 66.
    What the Book "Lean Thinking" Said About Healthcare...01/15/2018
    5:41
  59. 67.
    The Response to the Hawaii False Alarm...01/14/2018
    17:01
  60. 68.
    Did Toyota's Mindset Really Leave the (Now) Tesla...12/05/2017
    26:26
  61. 69.
    A Powerful Message from Toyota's President12/04/2017
    8:56
  62. 70.
    Should #Lean Conferences Add a "Code of Conduct" for S11/07/2017
    15:11
  63. 71.
    #ChangeChampions at Franciscan St. Francis Health11/06/2017
    8:29
  64. 72.
    Highlights from a Great Book: "The Leader's Handbook"10/30/2017
    13:58
  65. 73.
    Looking for “Champions of Change” in Healthcare Supply10/23/2017
    3:13
  66. 74.
    Of Course Doctors Hate Being "Excluded" From Attempts10/10/2017
    5:12
  67. 75.
    Healthcare People: Study Lean and Kaizen in Japan10/09/2017
    5:10
  68. 76.
    Toyota Helps a Young Inventor; Look at His Dad's Toyota...10/04/2017
    12:34
  69. 77.
    #Lean Enterprise Institute Announces New CEO10/03/2017
    6:06
  70. 78.
    "Our Hospitals Are Killing Us“ (1966)09/26/2017
    20:16
  71. 79.
    Free Webinar Today on #Lean Collaboration Across Companies09/21/2017
    6:43
  72. 80.
    Texas Hospital Saves Money Occasionally With Lean Six Sigma09/20/2017
    8:21
  73. 81.
    This Organization Chose Not to "Deploy #Lean" Because...09/12/2017
    8:14
  74. 82.
    Toyota Helps Children's Health Dallas Reduce Some CLABSIs09/11/2017
    7:53
  75. 83.
    Variation in Definitions of #Lean (The Good, the Bad...08/30/2017
    9:13
  76. 84.
    "Practicing Lean" Audiobook is Released! And a New Essay08/29/2017
    5:18
  77. 85.
    How NOT to Improve Patient Flow: Laws, Targets, Blame,08/29/2017
    10:56
  78. 86.
    Aim for "Effectiveness" in Your Gemba Walks, Not "Effi08/24/2017
    4:24
  79. 87.
    Monday's #SolarEclipse: Supply Chain Challenges and Eye08/23/2017
    16:01
  80. 88.
    Highlights of "Boss Level Podcast" - Gen. Stan McChrystal08/17/2017
    9:34
  81. 89.
    My Webinar: Standardize What Makes Sense...08/16/2017
    10:27
  82. 90.
    Does Being Giddy With Knowledge About Wine or Lean Cau08/15/2017
    8:59
  83. 91.
    Dr. Don Berwick on Respect and Change at the Front Lines07/26/2017
    6:44
  84. 92.
    Change: Desire, Ability, Reason, Need, and Commitment07/24/2017
    12:43
  85. 93.
    The Conundrum that is Dr. Deming on Metrics, Measures,07/16/2017
    8:44
  86. 94.
    Lean Healthcare Featured in Sunday's NY Times Business07/11/2017
    11:48
  87. 95.
    Is This a 5S Problem or a Broader Healthcare Leadership Issue?07/11/2017
    14:52
  88. 96.
    The Power of "How Might We?"06/20/2017
    3:21
  89. 97.
    Is it a "Lean Transformation" or a "Lean Metamorphosis"?06/19/2017
    9:45
  90. 98.
    Imitation as a Path to Innovation... If You Know What..06/15/2017
    12:15
  91. 99.
    Do Words Matter on a Kaizen Card?06/04/2017
    7:28
  92. 100.
    Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper... What's Missing There?06/04/2017
    5:06
  93. 101.
    A Prototype For My "Two-Bin Hand Sanitizer" Concept05/18/2017
    12:51
  94. 102.
    A Lesson From Toyota: Thanking Employees for Pointing05/16/2017
    7:54
  95. 103.
    3 Recent Audience Questions on Kaizen & Continuous Improvement05/12/2017
    8:11
  96. 104.
    Reader Question: A Lone Wolf in #Lean Facilitator's Clothing05/11/2017
    8:42
  97. 105.
    Thoughts on "Good" vs. "Better" from My College Marching Band05/11/2017
    14:03
  98. 106.
    The Good and the Bad of the United CEO's Follow Up to05/05/2017
    5:04
  99. 107.
    "Practicing Lean" as an Audio Book - First Half Now Available05/04/2017
    15:43
  100. 108.
    My LinkedIn Article: Supply Chain Matters - at the Oscars05/04/2017
    8:12
  101. 109.
    Don't Have Time for Meditation or Improvement? You Should...04/30/2017
    3:18
  102. 110.
    Reader Question: How Many People & How Much Time for...04/26/2017
    7:57
  103. 111.
    Is Calling People "Concrete Heads" the Most Effective...04/18/2017
    15:01
  104. 112.
    What are the "Quick Wins?" Ask the People Doing the...04/17/2017
    9:28
  105. 113.
    The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable04/13/2017
    16:31
  106. 114.
    My Article on Changing How We Think About Change04/13/2017
    3:17
  107. 115.
    The Patient Pays Less, Yet the Surgeon's Paid More04/10/2017
    7:09
  108. 116.
    Why You Shouldn't Call Yourself "Sensei" Or Make Other04/06/2017
    15:39
  109. 117.
    Measures, Incentives, Heart Attack Mortality, Driving04/05/2017
    13:53
  110. 118.
    Coming Soon– 4th Revised Ed. of “Lean Hospitals” (April Fool)04/04/2017
    8:15
  111. 119.
    Sad Bloomberg BusinessWeek Article on Auto Supplier Safety03/27/2017
    10:24
  112. 120.
    10 Years of "L.A.M.E."03/21/2017
    10:27
  113. 121.
    New Whitepaper: "#Lean for Doctors"03/10/2017
    5:07
  114. 122.
    #TBT: Don't Blame the Kicker, Don't Blame...03/09/2017
    8:10
  115. 123.
    Personal Kaizen: How I Reduced Effort...03/08/2017
    9:02
  116. 124.
    Learning & Emulating Without Copying Blindly from...03/06/2017
    12:11
  117. 125.
    I Was Asked to Share "Pet Peeves" About Lean (and Lean Sigma)02/23/2017
    5:28
  118. 126.
    If a Surgeon or Hospital Puts Quantity over Quality...02/22/2017
    7:51
  119. 127.
    The Advice about #Lean That Your Hospital CEO Should Be Getting02/20/2017
    6:24
  120. 128.
    Registration is Open! "Kaizen Live!" at Franciscan02/13/2017
    5:07
  121. 129.
    Lessons Ford & the UAW Learned in Japan in 1981 Still Apply02/12/2017
    10:44
  122. 130.
    #TBT: My Reflections on Dr. Deming's Notes...02/02/2017
    11:09
  123. 131.
    The Heroism of Incremental CarIe & Incremental Improvement01/30/2017
    10:43
  124. 132.
    Lean as Redesign and Continuous Improvement,01/29/2017
    9:12
  125. 133.
    Improving Safety & Quality Matters, but...01/25/2017
    8:58
  126. 134.
    You Don't Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement by...01/19/2017
    6:12
  127. 135.
    2nd Post for the Deming Institute Blog01/17/2017
    7:32
  128. 136.
    Lean is Not Just Process Improvement01/16/2017
    6:04
  129. 137.
    Contest: Win a Set of #Lean & Patient Safety Books01/15/2017
    3:45
  130. 138.
    Marie Osmond and The Excuses for Not Getting Lean01/11/2017
    4:50
  131. 139.
    Better Metrics & "Understanding Variation"01/09/2017
    7:54
  132. 140.
    My Post for the Deming Institute Blog:01/06/2017
    9:48
  133. 141.
    What the World's Best Organizations...01/04/2017
    6:41
  134. 142.
    My Visit to Cleveland Clinic01/02/2017
    11:59
  135. 143.
    Food for Thought on Mistakes and Perfection01/01/2017
    3:18
  136. 144.
    Examples of Corporate Speak Masking Reality12/20/2016
    6:12
  137. 145.
    Bringing Me Problems is OK, We'll Find Solutions Together12/18/2016
    4:37
  138. 146.
    #TBT: What CFO Magazine Wrote About #Lean in 200912/14/2016
    10:18
  139. 147.
    Human Nature Around Incentives & Rewards12/12/2016
    9:29
  140. 148.
    "The reign of the king-leader is gone" at GM?12/11/2016
    7:39
  141. 149.
    Lean People Don't Say Things Like "Idiot Proofing"12/06/2016
    6:44
  142. 150.
    In My Global Lean Healthcare Travels,11/17/2016
    7:33
  143. 151.
    ThedaCare CEO Dean Gruner to Retire; What's Next for ThedaCare?10/28/2016
    7:31
  144. 152.
    Good News: UCSF to Teach #Lean to Residents09/27/2016
    3:45
  145. 153.
    This Time, the NEJM Publishes Something Positive About #Lean09/06/2016
    9:14
  146. 154.
    Part 3 of Day 1: #Lean Healthcare Trip to China07/28/2016
    9:04
  147. 155.
    Lean Healthcare Trip to China, Day 1, Part 207/26/2016
    12:15
  148. 156.
    Mark Graban Interviewed on "Quality Digest Live"07/25/2016
    11:34
  149. 157.
    "Lean Is About Quality, Not Just Speed or Efficiency...07/24/2016
    9:22
  150. 158.
    Lean Healthcare Trip to China, Day 1, Part 1:07/21/2016
    10:33
  151. 159.
    Free Excerpt from "Lean Hospitals" and "Practicing Lean"06/23/2016
    9:02
  152. 160.
    Be Careful With "No Waiting Rooms" Just Like "Zero Inventories"06/13/2016
    10:02
  153. 161.
    GM's CEO Roger Smith Thought Toyota Had Magic,06/09/2016
    7:57
  154. 162.
    From 1994, But Relevant Today: "Why TQM Fails"06/08/2016
    9:05
  155. 163.
    his Doctor is Upset About Something,06/06/2016
    9:28
  156. 164.
    The Need for Standardized Work When Ordering Whiskey06/03/2016
    4:55
  157. 165.
    My LinkedIn Post on Bad Toast & Bad Management06/02/2016
    6:00
  158. 166.
    If Your Hospital Wants to "Implement #Lean,"05/31/2016
    6:00
  159. 167.
    NEJM Authors Double Down on Their Claim That Lean = Taylorism05/25/2016
    11:10
  160. 168.
    Stuff I'm Reading May 2016: Bad Patient Experiences...05/24/2016
    7:29
  161. 169.
    Congratulations on Reducing Waiting Times,05/19/2016
    7:18
  162. 170.
    Lean Hospitals: Thoughts from a Health System C.O.O.05/17/2016
    5:34
  163. 171.
    J.C. Penney's CEO on Listening to Front-Line Employees05/16/2016
    6:29
  164. 172.
    Free Chapter - Upcoming 3rd Edition of "#Lean Hospitals"05/14/2016
    5:35
  165. 173.
    Updates: NICU Innovation, Labs, MLB Netting, VA Waiting05/05/2016
    9:55
  166. 174.
    Why It's OK That This Suggestion Box Was Full of Cobwebs05/04/2016
    7:13
  167. 175.
    A Radical Idea in Healthcare: Refunds for Dissatisfied Customers05/03/2016
    9:03
  168. 176.
    A Post-Mortem on a Different Hospital Lean Journey05/02/2016
    7:05
  169. 177.
    Why Would a New Healthcare CEO Kill a Lean Program?05/02/2016
    8:18
  170. 178.
    More on "Motivational Interviewing" as a Method for04/11/2016
    9:37
  171. 179.
    From a Patient Safety Tragedy to Lean & Baldrige03/26/2016
    7:49
  172. 180.
    There's a Yuuuge Problem with Donald Trump's03/11/2016
    8:58
  173. 181.
    Early Days of Lean in Veterinary Medicine?03/08/2016
    9:00
  174. 182.
    What Virginia Mason's CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan Warns Against03/06/2016
    8:25
  175. 183.
    Announced "Workplace Principles" for NHS Wales Staff03/01/2016
    8:33
  176. 184.
    What We Can Learn About Teamwork and Culture02/25/2016
    7:51
  177. 185.
    #Lean: The Toyota Production System is Mainly02/24/2016
    6:20
  178. 186.
    #Lean Would Be a Solution for What These Nurses Complain About02/23/2016
    8:09
  179. 187.
    Engaging Staff in Improvement is Actually the Toyota Way, Too02/12/2016
    6:54
  180. 188.
    Toyota's Japan Shutdown Lessons for Hospitals (and Others)02/07/2016
    4:50
  181. 189.
    Is This The One Question That Determines If You're02/03/2016
    8:56
  182. 190.
    Kaizen Live! 2016 - See a Culture of Continuous Improvement02/01/2016
    6:25
  183. 191.
    How Failed Lean Implementations Are Like a Bad01/31/2016
    10:36
  184. 192.
    HBR Article on Avoiding the Futility of Suggestion Systems01/26/2016
    8:16
  185. 193.
    Doctors Bash "Taylorism" and "Toyota Lean"01/24/2016
    13:03
  186. 194.
    Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement01/19/2016
    9:04
  187. 195.
    Where Do Hospitals Get the Idea that Lean is Only01/11/2016
    10:48
  188. 196.
    Dr. Don Berwick is "Stunned" By How Few01/07/2016
    6:50
  189. 197.
    "If the Employees are Upset, it's Not Really Lean"01/06/2016
    8:05
  190. 198.
    Throwback Thursday: Humility is a Rare & Powerful Trait01/04/2016
    5:00
  191. 199.
    Simple Mixups & How Blaming Workers01/03/2016
    8:18
  192. 200.
    You Can't Force Anyone to Change Their Minds or Actions12/29/2015
    8:58

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