Employee Engagement, Keynote Speeches, Leadership, Lean, Respect for People, Toyota

“What I Learned by Leaving Toyota” – KaiNexicon Keynote Speech

I had the privilege of giving a talk at the 2019 KaiNexicon conference in Austin, TX. In "What I Learned from Leaving Toyota", I outlined the key three lessons I learned by transferring the knowledge I gained while working for Toyota to my next company. See links below to video and summaries. Link to video… Continue reading “What I Learned by Leaving Toyota” – KaiNexicon Keynote Speech

Personal Continuous Improvement

A Simple Personal ‘Kanban’ System

'Kanban' is a visual system for work management. While kanban has its roots in the Toyota Production System, it is used in a variety of applications from replenishing supplies on an assembly line to the agile approach to software development. I enjoy experimenting with applying tools from the continuous improvement world to my personal life,… Continue reading A Simple Personal ‘Kanban’ System

Employee Engagement, Lean, Respect for People

Building Standard Operating Procedures for a Homeless Shelter

I recently had the opportunity to partner with a non-profit organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless population in the local area. It was my first time applying the principles and tools of continuous improvement to the non-profit world, and I was amazed to discover how well the concepts transferred outside of traditional… Continue reading Building Standard Operating Procedures for a Homeless Shelter

Hoshin Kanri, Personal Continuous Improvement

New Year’s Resolutions – Hoshin Kanri Style

Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with KaiNexus¬†on the topic of Hoshin Kanri strategy deployment and how to apply this concept toward achieving personal goals. In the¬† webinar (link here), you will learn: Grasp the basic concepts of the Hoshin Kanri strategy deployment process Contrast the Hoshin Kanri approach with other strategy… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – Hoshin Kanri Style