Lean Transformations, Stretch Goals & Employee Engagement with Art Byrne

This week we welcome Lean Legend Art Byrne to the show!

Art Byrne is an Operating Partner with J.W. Childs Associates, a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies.

Art has implemented Lean principles in more than 30 companies (including subsidiaries) and 14 countries during the past 30 years, giving him a matchless knowledge of how to turn around companies using a Lean strategy. Art began his Lean journey as general manager at the General Electric Company. Later, as group executive, he helped introduce Lean to the Danaher Corporation. As CEO of The Wiremold Company he quadrupled the company size and increased its enterprise value by 2,500% in less than 10 years. He’s also a 2012 Industry Week Manufacturing Hall fo Fame inductee.

Byrne holds a bachelor’s in economics from Boston College and an master’s from Babson College. He also serves as a board member of the Shingo Prize.

In this episode, we talk about the power of Lean; as a Transformational tool, and Engagement tool, and as a business philosophy. Art’s career knows no limits; he’s seen and done it all, and it was an honor to host him on the show.

As always – I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you get something from it! Make it a great week!

Art’s contact info:

“Ask Art” on LEI.org – https://www.lean.org/search/?sc=ask+art

“The Lean Turnaround” on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Turnaround-Business-Principles-Transform/dp/0071800670/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=art+byrne&qid=1615140587&sr=8-2

“The Lean Turnaround Action Guide” on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Turnaround-Action-Guide-Implement/dp/0071848908/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=art+byrne&qid=1615140612&sr=8-1

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