Welcome To The Lean Effect Podcast

On The Lean Effect podcast, you’ll hear from  Lean leaders from around the world to learn through their journeys, their trials and tribulations and Lean triumphs.

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Our Episodes

Karyn Ross: (EP 39) Competition generates a great deal of fear, and fear is what motivates unkind behavior.

In this episode, Karyn Ross, author of six books and founding mother of ‘Women in Lean,’ discusses the importance of being a kind, compassionate, and empathic leader. She candidly discusses...

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Mike Osterling: (EP 38) Value Stream Mapping is not a Tactical Improvement Activity, It’s a Strategic Activity.

In this episode, Mike Osterling, the author of two books and a 20-year leader in Lean transformations in manufacturing, distribution, energy, financial services, and healthcare discusses value stream mapping...

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Chad Laux: (EP 37) Can Lean help you recruit and develop high potential future leaders?

In this episode, Chad Laux, an Associate Professor of Purdue University & a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), shares his 25 years of Lean experience. He...

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Our Host

Mark De Jong

The Lean Effect Podcast

Mark De Jong brings a range of experiences from starting, building and selling several businesses to working for a Fortune 500 multinational to investing in small and medium sized businesses. Mark is passionate about Lean and practices in his everyday life. He enjoys the process of working with all levels within a company from the frontline employees to the C suite leadership team.

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Resources

We often get asked what books we recommend. Many of these books have been suggested by
guests as well. Have a good read and we hope you enjoy!

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