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 of the rest of his career in medical devices at Abbott Laboratories and then president of Specialty Silicone Fabricators before starting Gemba Academy. Kevin has been heavily involved with lean organizations such as AME, and is the author of The Simple Leader: Personal and Professional Leadership at the Nexus of Lean and Zen. He lives in the small fishing village of Morro Bay, on the Pacific Coast Highway halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In this episode, we talk about being a “Tool Head”, how the term “Transformation” is kind of a bogus way to measure Lean, and how Mission and Vision Statements pale in comparison to Principles and Values.

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

Kevin’s contact info:

Kevin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meyerkl/

Kevin Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kevin_Meyer

Kevin’s Website: https://kevinmeyer.com/

Kevin’s Book “The Simple Leader”: https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Leader-Personal-Professional-Leadership/dp/1944847243/

Gemba Academy: https://www.gembaacademy.com/

Gemba Academy’s podcast: https://blog.gembaacademy.com/podcasts/

Gemba Academy podcast Episode 166: https://blog.gembaacademy.com/2017/06/08/ga-166-how-to-win-at-lean-with-paul-critchley/

New England Lean Consulting is the Northeast’s premier business consulting firm, helping small-to-medium sized businesses with strategic leadership and operational methodologies that help your company lower costs, increase capacity and win more customers. Our industry experienced consultants provide guidance with the latest business solutions that help you to grow your business deliberately and strategically in order to sustain a long-term competitive advantage within the marketplace.

Paul W. Critchley, President & Founder of New England Lean Consulting:

Company website: https://newenglandleanconsulting.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NELeanguy

Company page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/new-england-lean-consulting/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2sAIveqtNqE1fpRGXcdbXQ

Paul’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-critchley-lean-consultant/

Lean Communicators Website: https://leancommunicators.com/


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