Lean Blog Podcast with Mark Graban #302

Podcast #302 – Katie Anderson on Japan: Standard Work, Customers, and Healthcare

Thank you for following the podcast that I recently did with Mark Graban. I enjoyed speaking with Mark about my experiences living in Japan for 18 months and how this time shaped my perspective a Lean thinker and practitioner.

I’ve added some links at the end of this page to take you directly to some posts I’ve written about the people and places I mentioned in the podcast.

Register to win!

As Mark and I discussed at the end of the podcast, readers of his and my blogs have a chance to register to win a FREE copy of Mark’s book “Lean Hospitals”, plus a daruma doll that I brought back from Japan.

CLICK HERE to register for the giveaway! Remember to share the special link sent to you after registering to increase your odds of winning. Good luck!

You can also buy Mark’s book “Lean Hospitals” on Amazon: Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Third Edition

Making pottery with my friend and mentor, Mr. Isao Yoshino

Mr. Isao Yoshino’s top 10 leadership lessons

I have pulled together 10 top leadership lessons from Mr. Isao Yoshino, a 40-year Toyota leader and one of John Shook’s first managers at Toyota. Click here to get your own copy.

Highlights from the podcast

Below are links to some blog posts I’ve written about the people and places I mentioned in the podcast. Please explore the rest of my blog too for even more about Lean, Leadership and Life in Japan.

Conversations with Mr. Isao Yoshino

Daruma dolls

Daruma dolls in Japan: a visual reminder of intentions, goals and perseverance

Lean Hospitals in Japan

Japan Gemba Visit: Toyota Memorial Hospital – Part 1: The most “Lean” hospital in Japan

Gemba visit: Leadership lessons about kaizen and Medical Quality Improvement at a Japanese hospital

What does “Lean” mean in Japan? Are Japanese hospitals practicing “Lean”?

Ashikaga – the 5S City

Japan Gemba Visit: Ashikaga Part 1 – the city that uses 5S to revitalize and bring joy to the community

Japan Gemba Visit: Ashikaga Part 2 – Ogura Metal – using 5S and Lean to “bring smiles to all employees & customers”

Enjoy reading and learning!

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