Today Gemba Academy published a podcast that I recorded with Ron Pereira last week.
Ron and I first started looking into recording a podcast together two years ago when I was living in Tokyo, but our schedules with the time difference were hard to align! I’m happy that we finally had a chance to connect last week. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.
You can link directly to the podcast here.
In the podcast we covered topics such as:
- A leadership quote that inspires me (hint – it’s connected to one of the key leadership habits that is so hard for most of us to practice)
- How A3 thinking can be used to identify opportunities for personal development and how the Personal Improvement A3 process can be used as a coaching framework
- My mentorship and friendship with Isao Yoshino, a retired 40-year Toyota executive and one of John Shook’s first managers at Toyota
- How Japanese culture and thinking is not necessarily the same as Lean culture and thinking
- My belief that Lean is a countermeasure for limiting human and cultural traits regardless of our native culture
- Why the word intention is meaningful to me, and how it took on a deeper meaning when I lived in Japan.
- The best professional advice I’ve received
- The state of Lean today – and how leadership changes impact the trajectory of lean being imbedded in an organization’s culture (I talked about this with Jeff Liker too last year)
- Books I’m reading – including “The Lean Strategy” (you can now read my interview with Michael Balle about “The Lean Strategy” and register for the book giveaway!)
- And more!
Get your own Personal Improvement A3 Coaching Guide: Listen to the podcast to get a special link on my website to get your own copy of new Personal Improvement A3 Coaching Guide! It’s available for a limited time only.
Visual summary of podcast highlights
Gary Slater created these visual notes of the podcast and published them on LinkedIn. Pretty cool!
What do you think?
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If you enjoyed this podcast, you might be interested in previous podcasts that I recorded with Mark Graban over the past two years.