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

Leadership, Lean, Podcast Interviews, Toyota

“How to Embody the Spirit of Toyota” – Podcast Interview

I was recently a guest on Gemba Academy's podcast, where we talked about the 10 Attitudes that I learned from Toyota (link to blog post here). These attitudes have had a lasting impact on me long after leaving Toyota, and I am honored to be able to share what they mean to me. Link to… Continue reading “How to Embody the Spirit of Toyota” – Podcast Interview

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What the 10 Toyota ‘Attitudes’ Mean to Me

When I worked at Toyota, I was instructed to memorize the company's 10 Attitudes.¬†Even now that I have moved on to another company, I find myself drawn to these core values. The following examines which each of these Attitudes means to me personally. 1. Customer First -¬†Always provide satisfactory products and services It is no… Continue reading What the 10 Toyota ‘Attitudes’ Mean to Me

Leadership, Lean, Podcast Interviews, Toyota

“Lean Leadership Lessons from Toyota and Beyond” – Podcast Episode

Recently, I was honored to be a guest on a podcast for Mark Graban's Lean Blog. Mark's work as a speaker, author, and consultant has had a significant impact on my continuous learning about continuous improvement. During the early days after I left Toyota, I found that there were gaps in my knowledge of how… Continue reading “Lean Leadership Lessons from Toyota and Beyond” – Podcast Episode