Tool Heads, Transformations and how “Principles and Values” beat “Missions and Visions” with Kevin Meyer

This week welcome Kevin Meyer to the show! ​​Kevin Meyer is a co-founder of Gemba Academy, which provides over 2,000 lean and six sigma videos to thousands of organizations worldwide. After receiving a degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer in the early 80s, he worked in automotive lighting for a few years before spending most […]

Big Ideas, Bigger Goals and Balancing Leadership Power with Paul Serafino

This week welcome Paul Serafino to the show! ​​Paul is the creator and CEO of Accelerated Journey. He coaches managers and executives from all industries to redefine their professional vision, rediscover their purpose, and build their dream leadership careers. In his 20 years in leadership strategy and continuous improvement, Paul has helped hundreds of smart, […]

Lean Respect for People: Focus on your Strengths and not your Weaknesses with Colleen DelVecchio

This week welcome Colleen DelVecchio to the show! ​​Colleen believes that everyone can be wildly successful if only they focused on being pointy instead of well-rounded. Curious about what that means? So was I! With over twenty years of experience in higher education leadership, constituent engagement, women’s leadership, organizational change, strategic management, career counseling, and […]

Build Connections, Find Common Ground and 3 Lessons for Life with Lee Houghton

This week welcome our first international guest to the show – Lee Houghton! Lee spent a good amount of his career as a Lean practitioner, working for other people (companies). But, when his best friend Chris was given a terminal cancer prognosis, that all changed. In this episode, we talk about making connections with people, […]

Taylorism, Guiding Philosophy and Challenging Personal Biases with Jonathon Andell & John Thacker

This week we again welcome 2 guests to the show: Jonathon Andell & John Thacker! Jonathon is an accomplished leader, a hands-on achiever, and an exceptional instructor, coach, and mentor in Continuous Improvement. Jonathon holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue and an MS in Metallurgy from Penn State. John is a Continuous improvement […]

Sharing “The Why” & Hiring for Greatness, not for Position with Brett Greene

This week we again welcome Brett Greene to the show! Brett is the President of Willington Nameplate, a small manufacturer located in Stafford Springs, CT. Brett holds a BS in Accounting from UCONN, an MS in Finance and an MBA from RPI-Hartford, and a MS in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University. In this episode, we […]

Quantum Lean: Simple, Practical and Effective… even for Job Shops! With Sean Fields and Dr. Michael Sanders

This week we again welcome 2 guests to the show – Sean Fields and Dr. Michael Sanders! Sean Fields, P.E., LSSBB, MSIE, has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of industries, including oil field equipment manufacturing, food processing, and job shops. He is also a columnist for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, a […]

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, […]

Teamwork, 3P and Cardboard City with Isaac Mitchell

This week we welcome my good friend Isaac Mitchell to the show! Isaac is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Project Management Professional, and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. He specializes in implementing lean techniques that transform work cultures to improve processes and outcomes. […]