Welcome Gemba Academy Podcast Listeners!
Thank you for listening to one of the podcasts that I’ve recorded with Ron Pereira of Gemba Academy.
As I mentioned, I’ve pulled together some special material for listeners of the Gemba Academy podcasts. Check out the resources and special offers below!
Always a great time talking with @Gemba_Ron! Now making it an annual tradition at the AME confernce, we just recorded a @GembaAcademy podcast! And shockingly I hadn’t given Ron a daruma before so rectified that situation. #AMEChicago @AMEConnect pic.twitter.com/N7kl44iD21
— Katie Anderson (@kbjanderson) November 6, 2019
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KBJ Anderson Japan Lean Study Trip – Special offer for Gemba Academy Podcast Listeners
If you ready to take your understanding of operational excellence – and people development – to the next level, join me in Japan for an unparalleled week of next year! Two programs are offered – one in May (nearly sold out!) and one in October 2020.
Apply for and pay your deposit for one of the 2020 Japan Study Trips by the end of December 2019 and get a special additional discount of $200 the Early Registration trip price (mention the Gemba Academy podcast when you register).
More details of the itineraries and learning topics can be found on the Japan Study Trip website.
Japan Study Trip Testimonials
“This experience was transformational. I would absolutely recommend Katie Anderson’s Japan Lean Study Trip to anyone even remotely considering it.”
“Katie Anderson was exceptionally skilled, and her experiential knowledge of living in Japan was tremendous.”
“You can read all you want, but there is no comparison to seeing how the Japanese culture approaches operational excellence.”
“It was one of my best trips in my life.”
– Japan Lean Study Trip participants
Register today to not miss out on this high-value unique experience!
Highlights for 2020 and more on the topic of “revitalization”
In October 2019, I spoke with Patrick Adams, who is joining me in Japan in May 2020, about the topic of “revitalization” why it inspires me about learning lean principles in Japan. Plus we talk about some other highlights of both of the programs.
Conversations with Mr. Isao Yoshino
One of the most special experiences of moving to Japan was befriending Mr. Isao Yoshino, a 40-year Toyota leader and one of John Shook’s first managers at Toyota. As I mentioned in the Gemba Academy podcasts in November 2018 and December 2019, we are writing a book together that will be published in June 2020!
Here are two resources with insights from Isao Yoshiono that you might enjoy:
- click here to get Isao Yoshino’ tips for “How to Ask Effective Questions” from our join breakout session European Lean Healthcare Summit – October 2018
- Click here to get your own copy of the top 10 Toyota leadership lessons that Mr. Yoshino has shared with me.
You can read more insights and highlights from my conversations with Isao Yoshino from the past 3+ years by browsing the “Isao Yoshino” category on my blog, including this post about our October 2018 joint-session at the European Lean Healthcare Summit in Amsterdam:
Free Personal Improvement A3 Coaches Guide
The Personal Improvement A3 Coaches guide includes example questions and coaching tips on how to use the A3 framework to support the development of yourself and others.
You can also find a variety of blog posts related to the Personal Improvement A3 thinking process here on my website.
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Join an AME Lean Consortium
Want to learn about the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium that I facilitate, or one of the Consortia in another U.S. metro area (including Salt Lake City, Chicagoland, Indianapolis, San Diego, Cleveland, and others)? Check out the SF Bay Area Consortium website or the general AME Consortia webpages.
Links to some references from the podcasts
Below I’ve linked directly to posts and articles that describe the people and ideas discussed in both podcasts that I’ve recorded with Gemba Academy.
Join me for the upcoming Japan Lean Study Trip and get prepared for a learning experience of a lifetime!
Japanese culture and Lean practices
The article I wrote for Planet Lean in which I summarized many of my observations about Japanese culture and Lean practice was one of their top 5 most read posts last year: “Japanese Culture and Lean Culture: Not always the same thing”.
I’ve also written a lot on this topic on this blog. A few popular posts on this topic include:
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