The Right Way to Energize & Engage People

With more than 30,000 copies sold worldwide, Susan Fowler’s powerful and influential book, WHY MOTIVATING PEOPLE DOESN’T WORK…AND WHAT DOES: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging, is now available in paperback. Susan argues that most of the current approaches to engagement have not caught up to the science of motivation, resulting in short-term practices that undermine the Read More …

Developing Your Observation Skills

Jim Gilmore’s new book, Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, introduces a metaphor of “six looking glasses.” Each looking glass represents a particular skill to master in order to enhance the way we look at the world. The six skills include binoculars, bifocals, magnifying glass, microscope, rose-colored glasses, and blindfold looking. Each looking glass provides Read More …

The Gemba Academy Story

I’m passionate about continuous improvement and teaching others about it and so I approached my now business partner, John Miller and Kevin Meyer, who’s also my business partner, there’s three of us, about starting an online training business. – Ron Pereira The Gemba Academy provides high quality online and DVD-based lean manufacturing training for individuals Read More …

Just not eLearning at the Gemba Academy

I’m a big advocate of flip learning and online training and your site licenses are very compatible to that. Someone can watch and then they can go practice and go over the practice with a consultant or a partner or somebody. Is that something you do with Gemba? Is that constructed somehow? – Joe Dager An Read More …

Dave Snowden’s Talk on Cynefin at LeanWX

LeanWX NYC 2015 was a five-day, single-track conference (Wednesday through Sunday). The conference incorporated short format 20 minute talks, keynotes, Lean Coffee, and open spaces and was organized around presentations, great food (including macaroons flown in from France), and discussions on how organizations can adopt LeanUX, Design Thinking, DevOps, and Kanban in their organizations. Will Read More …

Becoming an Entrepreneur

The Purdue Foundry focuses Purdue’s vast resources to accelerate and improve advancement of Purdue ideas and innovations that are changing the world. My podcast guest next week is Juliana Casavan a Training Manager at Purdue Foundry where she creates and facilitates workshops that concentrate on first step of looking at a business and helping them Read More …