This *FREE* interactive series of eight seminars first ran in the Fall of 2022, and it is back due to popular demand! These unique seminars are a great learning experience. Don’t miss it!
The *FREE* Spring 2023 series will kick off on Friday, 10 March 2023 and continue each Friday through 28 April. The dates and times are listed below, along with the Google Meet link. Attendance is limited, so join each seminar on-time, and that way you won’t miss any of the important preliminary information. Please mark your calendar to attend.
NOTE: You do not need to contribute any personal information to attend the seminars. All you have to do is join on the specified day and time! Seminars may be recorded, so please anonymize companies or persons that you wish to talk about.
Lean, Lean Leadership, and Music: The Remarkable Parallels Between Lean and Music
Friday, 10 March 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
One of my favorite presentations! It is based on my experience as both a longtime Lean practitioner and a bass player. We’ll have a fun look at the many remarkable parallels between Lean and music. Musicians and non-musicians alike will love this presentation — and the music!
Dr. Lillian Gilbreth: Eliminating Waste in Teaching and Training
Friday, 17 March 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
Lillian Gilbreth (1878-1972) was the first industrial psychologist and co-creator of industrial engineering, and her work had a big influence on Toyota! The brilliant Dr. Gilbreth was first to demonstrate the waste that exists in classroom teaching and industrial training. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gilbreth.
Lean Leadership Training: What Vintage 2002 Training Looked Like
Friday, 24 March 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
The siren call of Lean training between 1988 and 2010 was, sadly limited to Lean tools training. So much time lost! My focus, dating back to 1994, was Lean leadership. Could my vintage 2002 Lean leadership training be better than most Lean leadership training in 2023? Might be! Join the seminar and see for yourself.
Frank George Woollard: Forgotten Pioneer of Flow Production
Friday, 31 March 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
Are you impressed with Taiichi Ohno? Wait until you learn about Frank Woollard’s (1883-1957) work in creating a flow production system at Morris Motors in the 1920s! Join me for an entertaining and highly informative presentation of great work that surely influenced Toyota. Click here to learn more about Frank George Woollard.
Wiremold’s Amazing Transformation: How to Succeed with Lean and Make It Stick
Friday, 7 April 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
Oh, Wiremold! They made Lean transformation look quick and easy! What can we learn from them? Everything. From how to do it to how to avoid Lean from becoming undone. You will enjoy this inspiring presentation filled with important practical lessons that you can immediately apply.
Continuous Improvement in Higher Education: Lessons From a Century Ago
Friday, 14 April 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
What happened in 1910 when industrial engineer Morris Cooke (1872-1960) closely examined what goes in institutions of higher education? What types of opportunities did they find? Were these opportunities addressed or do the problems remain with us today? Join me to find out! Click here to learn more about Morris Cooke.
Labor Unions and Lean: Deconstructing the Arguments Against Lean
Friday, 21 April 2023,8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
Labor unions have opposed progressive management for more than 100 years. Why do labor unions prefer classical management? And are labor unions’ arguments against Lean sound? Let’s take a close look. And while we’re at it, look at why most top business leaders strongly dislike labor unions.
Learning from Failure: Failure Analysis of Lean Transformation and the Lean Movement
Friday, 28 April 2023, 8:00-9:30 am Eastern U.S. Time | Google Meet Link
The Lean community continues stigmatize failure rather than learn from it and think of practical countermeasures. “That’s no good!” as Sensei Chihiro Nakao would say. In this presentation, I use a formal failure analysis method that I developed in 2004 to determine the causes of two types of failure: A Lean Transformation failure and the Lean Movement’s failure to produce large numbers of Lean transformations. Don’t miss it!