Mark DeJong

Benny Ausmus: (EP 62) Culture is a pattern or system of ideas, values, and behavioral conventions that an organization has developed over time.

In this episode, With ten years of experience as a coach, Benny Ausmus, Founder and Principles at BIG Change Group, talks about how he helps leaders build their people, strategy, and culture. He outlined the most important factors to consider while trying to create a change in an organization. He described how he defies all clichés…

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Chris Burnham: (EP 61) Lean in Continuous Improvement is not about a set of tools; it’s about people operating systems that empower people.

In this episode, Chris Burnham, senior lead lean strategy director at KaiNexus and host of the “Lean Leadership Podcast,” explains how to inspire and manage diverse teams to achieve significant gains to the bottom line. He has more than 20 years of experience in Lean and Continuous Improvement. He spoke about what he likes most about…

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Mark Graban: (EP 60) The “My Favorite Mistake” show

In this episode, Mark Graban, an internationally known consultant, author, professional speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur, discusses his podcasting journey. He explained how to avoid making the same mistakes in the future and how to transform seeming errors into opportunities. At the conclusion of the episode, we explored the difference between process and outcome.

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Andrew Shapiro-Zysk: (EP 59) The data tells us what people are doing.

In this episode, Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Legal Technology are discussed by Andrew Shapiro-Zysk, a business intelligence specialist with over 14 years of experience in the legal field with an emphasis on US immigration law. Andrew described how they use machine learning to determine the likelihood of a case and the elements…

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David Veech: (EP 58) Definition of Leadership…

In this episode, David Veech, who has been a proud officer of the U.S. Army for 20 years now focusing on teaching, coaching, and consulting, talks about making the working environment more engaged, and efficient. He discussed the aspects that contribute to a long-term lean culture, transformation, and problem-solving culture.

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Andrew Parris: (EP 57) Lean in Aerospace vs. NGO….

In this episode, Andrew Parris, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in NGO/humanitarian and Aerospace Development, recounts his lean journey from the beginning. He talked about the differences between aerospace and other sectors, as well as how the aerospace industry approaches process improvement. He explained how, using Lean,…

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Stephen Parry: (EP 56) Release your employees’ potential, and the business will follow.

In this episode, Stephen Parry, award-winning transformation leader, strategist, and author, discusses Lean, change management, and organizational transformation. He explained why Lean is not a strategy but rather a method of implementing a plan.

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Jeff Kass: (EP 55) The more you can learn about gravity, the more that you can play with gravity

In this episode, Jeff Kass, President of Kaas Tailored and a 20-year Lean practitioner, discusses how he became interested in Lean after joining his family’s business. He talked about how he implemented Lean in his first ten years vs when he realized the value of people.

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Eric Olsen: (EP 54) The business culture is getting more accepting of actual Lean cultures.

In this episode, Eric Olsen, the director of Central Coast Lean, discusses his 20 years of engineering and industrial management expertise with Caterpillar, Litton, and Hewlett Packard. He highlighted the gap between academia and industry. We discussed how to make Lean techniques a habit.

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Jamie Parker: (EP 53) Process vs. Outcome….

In this episode, Jamie Parker, the founder of Process + Results with 17 years of multi-unit operations management experience talks about how she integrates improvement into their culture and overcomes their most pressing challenges. She talked about four quadrants; purpose, participation, performance, and progression.

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