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Jun 30, 2021

One of the benefits of producing this podcast is to meet people who have had a transformational influence on my career, one of those people, David Marquet, wrote a book that allowed me to take a really close look at the improvement work that my team and I were doing and to improve the way we lead.

David is our guest today

David is a student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. David is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook.  David’s latest book, Leadership is Language, is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.  

David imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their workplace where everyone is a leader.


Intent-Based Leadership International

Connect with David on LinkedIn

Connect with Intent-Based Leadership International on LinkedIn

Connect with David on Twitter

Leadership Nudges with David Marquet on YouTube

Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet

Leadership is Language by L. David Marquet

Jun 23, 2021

Today’s guest is Elisabeth Swan. Elisabeth is a co-founder of the Just-in-Time Cafe, with a mission to cultivate a hub where problem solvers connect, share, and grow. She’s the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Your Lean Six Sigma Journey and Co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe Podcast. She's a 30+-year veteran of the Continuous Improvement world who performed for ImprovBoston back in the day. As a Lean Six Sigma consultant, she uses improv every day.



Connect with Elisabeth on Twitter

Connect with Elisabeth on LinkedIn

E-Mail Elisabeth  

Elisabeth’s Website

Karen Martin Clarity First

The Problem Solver’s Toolkit by Elisabeth Swan & Tracy O’Rourke

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn by Katie Anderson

Improv Workshop

Jun 16, 2021

Today’s guest is Katie Anderson is an internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, speaker, and author of the bestselling book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn.


Best known for her focus on helping individuals and organizations lead with intention, Katie has supported thousands of leaders across a range of industries, including organizations such as Roche, Facebook, Toyota, to connect and align their purpose, process, and practice to achieve higher levels of performance.


Katie has lived in seven countries and leads study trips to Japan for leaders looking to deepen their knowledge of lean leadership, the Toyota Way, and Japanese culture.


Katie holds a BA with honors from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Australia, where she received her Master's degree in public health from Sydney University. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, nearly a dozen chickens, and hundreds of daruma dolls.


Connect with Katie on LinkedIn

Connect with Katie on Twitter

Katie’s Book

Katie’s Website

Upcoming Japan Study Trip 

Karen Martin - Clarity First

Karen’s Episode on the Lean Leadership Podcast

Patrick Adams - Avoiding The Continuous Appearance Trap

Karyn Ross 

Jun 9, 2021

Today’s guest is Jamie V. Parker. Jamie is the founder of Process + Results, which provides people leadership development for Lean-practicing organizations. With 17 years of multi-unit operations management experience, Jamie specializes in helping operations managers build engaged & adaptable teams, integrate improvement into their culture and overcome their most pressing challenges.


The Gold Mine by Michael Balle

Creating a Lean Culture by David Mann

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Connect with Jamie on LinkedIn

Jamie’s Website Process + Results


Get on-demand access to some of Jamie’s most-requested mini-trainings and talks covering things like:

  • The transition from DOING Problem Solving to COACHING Problem Solving
  • Spark Improvement Behavior through Effective Recognition Feedback
  • The Role of Ops Leaders in Integrating Lean


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Jun 2, 2021

Today’s guest is Billy Taylor.  Billy is a retired executive from Goodyear and is now the CEO of his own firm LinkedXL. Since joining Goodyear in 1989, Billy has progressed through a series of leadership positions. He has served as a plant director for both union and non-union facilities, leading lean transformations in Goodyear’s largest and most complex tire-producing sites.

Today Billy and I will talk about a wide range of topics including how leaders set the standard by what they accept,  How to build a culture of engagement, and how to develop the technical and personal competencies to challenge the process.



The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Connect with Billy on LinkedIn

Billy’s Company LinkedXL