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The KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast features content from our webinars. We also share conversations with KaiNexus team members and customers from time to time. This podcast brings you information about continuous improvement best practices, employee engagement, lean, six sigma (and related improvement disciplines) and more. Join us as we explore the nuances of creating a culture of continuous improvement, no matter your level of expertise or your industry.
 
Lean Portland is a volunteer group based in Portland, Oregon that offers Lean and Six Sigma consulting to nonprofit organizations. We also host learning events, free workshops, interviews, happy hours and volunteer opportunities and mentoring for other practitioners.
 
Mission and Vision: The E6S-Methods podcast series is intended for the enthusiast or practitioner of quality, Lean, Six Sigma and other performance improvement tools. Its mission is to provide specific recommendations and different insights and approaches to some of the classic tools, as well as any new tools that may surface. Best practices, tips, and tricks will be shared as well as exploring multiple approaches to reach the same practical end. As this podcast grows in listener-ship, we wi ...
 
Tava is a business professional, entrepreneur, and a lover of life who's passion is coaching and development. She uses her skills to help others realize their full potential in their personal and professional lives. Tava's background in Lean Six Sigma enhances her ability to see things from a different lens. It's time to transform! To learn more about Tava visit her website at tavalynnette.com
 
Online training course previews for compliance training courses offered by ComplianceLogix. Additional online training courses available for GMP training, GCP training, GLP training and Six Sigma training at www.ComplianceLogix.com.
 
MCN Talks are rants, raves and rhetoric for healthcare professionals alike! Join the conversation. See what healthcare professionals are buzzing about from policy management to lean six sigma and innovation within the industry. Enjoy our podcasts at your leisure.
 
e-BIM, the electronic Business Intelligence Monitor, is a forum for sharing ideas, best practices and solutions within the business community. The emphasis of e-BIM is on peer-to-peer communications within the business professional community. Simply put, you can interact, share solutions to your business problems with an incredible network of authoritative sources and practicing professionals. It's easy. It's fast. It's free. e-BIM enables you to find from your peers a method, a solution, a ...
 
Author, speaker, digital futurist, voice interface enthusiast, and idea coach, Vickie Maris is host of Agile Digital Business. She provides ideas you can incorporate as you future ready your business to weather disruption. In Season 3 she is bringing you resources and guest interviews to help you modify your content delivery to online and to livestreaming. She will also help spur ideas for engaging with your customers in social media channels. Listen in as she connects you with relevant reso ...
 
Safety Experts Talk offers relevant, on-topic insight in interviews of up to 60 minutes, with industry leaders in safety, 5S, Lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement genres. From PPE to safety software and tools, from visual workplace case studies to GHS labeling standards to Kaizen principles, you'll find a rich library of safety related topics in these podcasts, a service of Creative Safety Supply. See our website at www.creativesafetysupply.com/podcast for transcripts of Safety E ...
 
Mike Grogan is a Kaizen Expert and Management Consultant who has helped dozens of companies in the Philippines increase their output and efficiency. Directly mentored by Toyota Sensei’s and Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Mike has helped companies from multiple different industries implement Kaizen in America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and now the Philippines. Since 2014, Mike’s programs have impacted over 100,000 Filipinos. Irish native Mike is the author of five books and t ...
 
Join Amber, Gloria and Wendy as they uncover and explore uncomfortable, complicated and sometimes wonderful workplace truths. Influencers in their own right, these podcast hosts get candid with HR movers and shakers about how they translate intent into action in their organizations. Culture, compliance, equity—nothing's off the table! This is a podcast approved for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification PDCs. Details are inside each qualifying mini-series episode.
 
Get to grips with all things project management with ILX Podcasts! ILX Group delivers project, programme and portfolio management training solutions via a blend of multimedia e-learning, traditional classroom training, practical workshops and coaching. We've launched our brand-new podcast series to delve deeper into the world of project management, and we're starting by having a quick look at some of our most popular training courses.
 
Attitude Check: The Business Leadership Podcast works to shed light on the business world. Our mission is to start the conversations young aspiring leaders should be having, but aren't. We want our listeners to be inspired to endeavor, engage, and have an effect on their community. We do this through interviewing business, community, and industry leaders about their success and how they got to where they are at in their career/life.
 
Following the trends in perpetuity. TyphoonTalks is a podcast that analyzes current and emerging business trends and themes. Hosted by Typhoon's staff, the podcasts share insights gained by the firm's consultants during client engagements in the Financial Services; Energy & Utilities; Health & Life Sciences; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; and Retail, Leisure & Transportation sectors. Typhoon's activities in the market identify trends that, when exploited, allow firms to create a s ...
 
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This week’s guest is Billy Taylor. Formerly the Director of Manufacturing at Goodyear, Billy has an impressive amount of lean knowledge. From the value of diversity, to performance maps, to deliberate practice, you won’t want to miss this one. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Billy’s …
 
This week’s guest is Jay Hodge. Ron and Jay discussed the confusion around the word gemba and how gemba relates to kaizen. Jay has worked at GM, Toyota, and Caterpillar, to name a few, so he shared what it’s like to make these transitions. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote th…
 
More info: https://www.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/greg-and-mark-creative-continuous-improvement/webinar/thanks Please join us as Greg Jacobson, MD (CEO and co-founder of KaiNexus), and Mark Graban (Senior Advisor to KaiNexus) share an interactive hour talking about continuous improvement and more. It won’t be a single 45-minute long presen…
 
This week’s guest is Adam Alamade. Adam works for a cochlear implant manufacturer and he described how they use continuous improvement. He and Ron also discussed dealing with resistance, owning problems, developing habits, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quotes that ins…
 
This week’s guest is Steven Jackson. Steven shared some incredible stories that have clear parallels to continuous improvement. This episode really demonstrates the effect this kind of thinking can have on human lives, past, present, and future. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The qu…
 
This week’s guest is Jamie Parker. Ron and Jamie discussed the role and responsibilities of ops leaders, and the challenges they face. Jamie also explained why “implementing” lean might not be the best approach. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: About Jamie’s podcast (4:23) The quote t…
 
Video and more: https://www.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/when-brothers-meet-at-gemba/webinar/thanks When Brothers Meet at Gemba October 22 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT Presented by Deondra Wardelle, Leader of the #RootCauseRacism Movement Co-Moderated by Mark Graban, Senior Advisor, KaiNexus Join us as we continue the blog series: “Sharing Our Vi…
 
This week’s guest is Andrew Shapiro-Zysk. Andrew explained how lean is being used in the legal profession, including dealing with pushback. He and Ron also discussed the power of automation and avoiding automating waste. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Andrew …
 
Pete DeLisle, PhD, uses memorable case studies and stories to reflect on leader effectiveness that you can incorporate into your own style of leadership. He is my guest in Episode 35 of Agile Digital Business. Show notes, time codes and key take-aways: 0:00 A snippet of Pete teaching about the reciprocity behaviors of the Apollo 13 (you can watch t…
 
Presented by Deondra Wardelle, Leader of the #RootCauseRacism Movement Co-Moderated by Mark Graban, Senior Advisor, KaiNexus The 2020 Presidential election is being regarded as the “Election of our Lifetime.” There is a lot at stake on countless ballots whether at the county, city, state, or national level. Tensions are high in America due largely …
 
Hear from Chatrane Birbal and Lisa Horn discuss the impact of this year’s election results, policy not politics and how HR professionals can ensure that public policy doesn’t have unintended consequences. Host Amber Clayton guides this discussion with SHRM’s Government Affairs team and how today’s issues intersect what’s going on in the workplace. …
 
Founders of the Lean Portland volunteer group talk with practitioners from Charlotte and Jacksonville to provide history of the group and recommendations for setting up their own volunteer group. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpnbZ5BBZ3c Learn more about Lean Portland at https://leanportland.com/…
 
View the slides: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/six-weeks-to-success/webinar/signup Presented by Simon Murray, Founder @Your Maintenance Coach Ultimately the value of any trainer, coach, or leader is in their ability to deliver fully implemented projects on time to budget. So many things in our modern world make this a real challe…
 
This week’s guests are Sean Fields and Michael Sanders. Together with Ron they discussed the concept of quantum lean and how it can be used to streamline processes. They also explored how quantum lean compares to value stream mapping and other elements of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’…
 
This is a conversation moderated by Mark Graban, with Dr. Greg Jacobson (KaiNexus CEO) and Dr. Bahnsen Miller. From Greg's blog post about this discussion: I received an interesting call a few weeks back from Bahnsen Miller, MD. Bahnsen is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Virginia Health System. He attended LSU School of Medi…
 
Register here: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/six-weeks-to-success/webinar/signup This video is a quick preview, with Mark Graban talking to Simon Murray about his webinar... Six Weeks to Success: How to double your output and half your stress by using 6-week improvement cycles October 15 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT Presented by Simon…
 
Just in time – did you know it’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month! On the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), host Amber Clayton dives into a discussion with Jennifer Sheehy and Louis Orslene from the DOL. Don’t miss this episode and find out if you know what is considered a "reasonable accommodatio…
 
This week’s guest is Ryan Weiss. Ryan, a lean consultant, shared his approach to optimizing performance. He and Ron also discussed the modernization of TWI, and how different learning styles play a role. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Ryan (3:29) Ryan’s backg…
 
Our guest for the September 2020 Happy Hour was Norman Bodek, the "Godfather of Lean" He had left the Portland area recently, and moved to Japan (was quarantined at a hotel in Tokyo at the time). You can watch this talk with the slides and video on YouTube Thanks to Maria Grzanka for facilitating and setting up the event! Learn more about Lean Port…
 
To view the slides or video: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/culture-of-continuous-improvement/6-key-steps-to-create-a-culture-of-improvement/webinar/signup Presented by Scott Burgmeyer, Executive Director - IQC Companies, teams, and individuals work tirelessly to figure out how to change and build a culture focused on performance,…
 
This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed the role of continuous improvement in HR and the challenges Michael faces. Michael also shared his take on applying these principles in untraditional contexts. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Micha…
 
Register: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/culture-of-continuous-improvement/6-key-steps-to-create-a-culture-of-improvement/webinar/signup Presented by Scott Burgmeyer, Executive Director - IQC In this preview, Scott is joined by Mark Graban of KaiNexus, to discuss his upcoming webinar. Companies, teams, and individuals work tireles…
 
This week’s guest is Bruno Pesec. Ron and Bruno discussed innovation strategy, the intersection of respect for people and innovation, and how Bruno has been involved in gamifying lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Bruno (3:21) Bruno’s background (5:54) How …
 
Listen to this episode because Honest HR is back! This season of Honest HR brings three new hosts to explore the complicated and sometimes wonderful sides of the workplace. In each episode, you'll hear different combinations of Amber, Gloria, and Wendy taking on topics, sometimes together, sometimes not. In this first episode get to know them as th…
 
See the recording here: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/lean-and-ci-help-you-get-more-nimble-and-adaptive-in-a-pandemic/webinar/signup Presented by John Toussaint, MD, Executive Chairman, Catalysis Skip Steward, MBA, Vice President and Chief Improvement Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care Greg Jacobson, MD, CEO of KaiNexus Hosted…
 
This week’s guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip reflected on the year thus far and on some of the different challenges COVID-19 has created. Skip also shared his take on dealing with confirmation biases. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A disclaimer about COVID-19 (3:30) Skip’s backgr…
 
Join us live, September 22, 2020 at 1 pm ET register here: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/lean-and-ci-help-you-get-more-nimble-and-adaptive-in-a-pandemic/webinar/signup To be Presented by: John Toussaint, MD, Executive Chairman, Catalysis Skip Steward, MBA, Vice President and Chief Improvement Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care…
 
Slides and the video recording: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/continuous-improvement-leadership/standard-work-for-frontline-leaders/webinar/signup Presented by Jen Ashley, Care Center Site Supervisor for Practice Design Didier Rabino, Client Advisor for Value Capture Leader standard work is an essential component in a lean enviro…
 
Register to watch live or to see the recording: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/continuous-improvement-leadership/standard-work-for-frontline-leaders/webinar/signup Leading with Respect: Standard Work for Frontline Leaders September 15 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT Presented by Jen Ashley, Care Center Site Supervisor for Practice Design …
 
This week's guest is Karen Friedenberg. Karen, who has a diverse career background, broke down all the different ways she approaches process improvement. From DMAIC to change management, this episode is full of practical knowledge. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspir…
 
Listen in on a group coaching call in Episode 34 of Agile Digital Business, in which podcast host, Vickie Maris, was invited to be a guest presenter and coach. She was speaking with a group of Methodist pastors in Indiana about the basics of live-streaming a church service. Below are the show notes and time codes for this episode: 0:00 Introduction…
 
This week's guest is Erlin Kakkanad. Erlin explained the differences between critical and creative thinking, stressing the specific powers of creative thinking. If you're looking for new ways to solve problems, this episode is for you. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: The quote that in…
 
This week's guest is Danny Bradford. Danny described the power of system and B2B integration, what goes into a successful integration, and how these concepts apply to different industries. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Danny (2:47) Danny's background (3:53) A…
 
This week's guest is Hugh Alley. Ron and Hugh discussed the five core skills to being a good leader and boss, how it all relates to TWI, Hugh's book, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: One of Hugh's favorite quotes (4:29) Hugh's background (6:17) The five skills to being an eff…
 
Slides and more: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/continuous-improvement-leadership/leadership-behavior-strategies-in-healthcare/webinar/signup Presented by John Toussaint, MD, and Kim Barnas from Catalysis In this webinar, you will learn: A method for self-assessment of fundamental behavior How to use A3 format as a personal improv…
 
Preview of an upcoming webinar -- register: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/continuous-improvement-leadership/leadership-behavior-strategies-in-healthcare/webinar/signup August 19 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT Presented by John Toussaint, MD, and Kim Barnas from Catalysis In this webinar, you will learn: A method for self-assessment of f…
 
View and more resources: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/sharing-our-visions-and-voices-to-rootcauseracism/webinar/signup Presented by Deondra Wardelle and a panel that includes the original founders of The Women in Lean: Karyn Ross Crystal Y. Davis Dorsey Sherman Have you been listening to the heartbeat of what’s going on in the w…
 
This week's guest is Adam Murfin. Adam described how he uses lean in fashion photography, including the pre and post-production stages. This episode is a great example of how versatile and universal lean really is. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Adam (4:29) Th…
 
Register: https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/sharing-our-visions-and-voices-to-rootcauseracism/webinar/signup Mark Graban is joined by Deondra R. Wardelle to preview the special panel discussion that will take place on Friday, August 14th. Presented by Deondra Wardelle and a panel that includes the original founders of The Women in Le…
 
View slides and recording: https://info.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/six-sigma/dmaic/common-pitfalls-in-the-dmaic/webinar/signup How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in the DMAIC Methodology August 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT Presented by Simon De Castro, MS In this webinar, you will: Understand common pitfalls that can happen in the implementation …
 
To register https://info.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/six-sigma/dmaic/common-pitfalls-in-the-dmaic/webinar/signup This is a preview of a webinar that Simon De Castro will be presenting on August 11: "Preview: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in the DMAIC Methodology" In this webinar, you will: Understand common pitfalls that can happen in the i…
 
This week's guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie discussed Katie's new book, the roles of a leader, joy versus happiness, and much more. Katie also shared some special stories about esteemed Toyota leaders like Isao Yoshino and John Shook. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: The quote t…
 
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