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LSS 020 | Learn What Joyfulness and Lean Thinking Have in Common with Richard Sheridan

LSS 020 | Learn What Joyfulness and Lean Thinking Have in Common with Richard Sheridan

April 16th, 2014

How much joy and happiness do you, and your colleagues, feel each and every day?  Are you excited to come to work or do you dread it?   No matter your answer... if you're interested in learning how to create a more exciting, and fulfilling, work environment while also understanding how lean think

LSS 019 | Learning, Focus, and Innovation with Matthew May

LSS 019 | Learning, Focus, and Innovation with Matthew May

April 9th, 2014

OK, folks, I'm extremely excited to release this edition of the LSS Academy podcast! You see, I've definitely enjoyed every podcast I've recorded... but, I must admit, this interview was incredible! In this episode, I'm joined by Matt May.  Matt is an incredible lean thinker who specialize

LSS 018 | Profit is the Inevitable Conclusion of Work Well Done with Bill Waddell

LSS 018 | Profit is the Inevitable Conclusion of Work Well Done with Bill Waddell

April 2nd, 2014

In this episode, I'm joined by one of the most experienced lean thinkers I know.  Bill Waddell is a lean author, blogger, and consultant. Bill is, without doubt, one of the most interesting and, some might even say, controversial lean thinkers out there.  Me?  I personally appreciate the honesty

Is Home Depot's Expedited Checkout Lean?

Is Home Depot's Expedited Checkout Lean?

March 31st, 2014

It's warming up here in North Texas... as such businesses like Home Depot are EXTREMELY BUSY places. Yesterday I joined the crowd to buy some tomatoes and other vegetables to plant in our garden.  And, yes, the checkout line was backed up in a big way. Expedited Checkout As I stood in line wait

LSS 017 | Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work & Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation with Karen Martin

LSS 017 | Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work & Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation with Karen Martin

March 26th, 2014

In this episode, I'm joined by one of the most passionate lean thinkers I've ever met - Karen Martin. During this podcast Karen and I explore the topic of Value Stream Mapping. Specifically, Karen and I have an excellent discussion related to the traps many practitioners fall into when working