The global pandemic coupled with profound structural economic shifts are two daunting challenges reinforcing the need for a powerful method of framing and facing crucial problems today. Over the past year, our monthly podcast WLEI has aired conversations with Jim Womack, Dan Jones, Karen Gaudet, and other thought leaders exploring the power of lean—and adjacent schools of thought—as a source of promising countermeasures.
Lean can help people face problems both large (reviving healthy enterprise in this economy) and small (clarifying tangible ways to create workplaces that respect their workers). Thinkers such as Dan Heath discussed the power of solving problems completely--but more importantly, preventing them from happening in the first place. Author/coach Karen Gaudet explained how a disciplined system of standard work can create a workplace that is resilient enough to respond to unimaginable tragedy.
And while tackling external problems is vital, many individuals also noted the need for lean to squarely face its own challenges. Jim Womack addressed the perennial misunderstandings attributed to lean when things fall apart. Mark Deluzio led a conversation with Art Byrne and Jim Womack about the struggle to spark meaningful lean adoption. And Dan Jones proposed powerful ways of rethinking lean for the future.
These talks provide a wealth of insights for you to apply as practical tips—and ways to think deeper about your lean journey.
Creating a System to Achieve Ambitious Goals: A WLEI Podcast
Handling the Heat of the Kitchen: A WLEI Podcast
Embracing Regret for Better Living: A WLEI Podcast with author Dan Pink
Talking Toyota: A WLEI Podcast with Jim Womack and Josh Howell
Lean‘s Role in Labor Shortages and the Supply Chain
Imagining A World Without Email with Cal Newport
Creating Better Jobs and Better Work: A Podcast with Sarah Kalloch and Josh Howell
Exploring When More is Not Better With Roger Martin
Diving Deep to Discover the Value of Lean Companies with Cliff Ransom
Seeking the Right Problems to Solve: Catch the WLEI Podcast with Author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
Diving Deeper into the Toyota Way: A Podcast with Jeff Liker
Making Lean Stick and Avoiding Flatlining: A Conversation with Mark Deluzio, Art Byrne, and Jim Womack
Leading to Learn, Learning to Lead: A Podcast with Katie Anderson and Isao Yoshino
Becoming the Change with John Toussaint and Kim Barnas
Exploring the Advantages of Online Learning
Tapping Technology to Boost the Power of Lean: A Talk with Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan
Tailoring a Path to Lean Transformation
How to Develop Emotional Agility At Work: A Conversation with Susan David
How Will Lean Shape the Post-Covid World?
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