Today’s guest is Kara Cuzzetto,
Kara is a Pacific Northwest Native, has been married for 30 years, is blessed with three beautiful children, and is expecting her first grandchild in July. She began her continuous improvement journey in 2001 while working as a Revenue Operations Manager at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In 2014 she took a job at King County in Seattle as a full-time lean practitioner to help the county expand their lean management methodology. Today she manages the lean program for the Finance and Business Operation Division at King County and enjoys coaching and mentoring the 170 team members across FBOD. “Anything is possible when you trust the process.” Humble leadership is the key to it all.
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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Greeny, et al
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Today’s guest is Paul Dunlop, Paul brings with him over 20 years of management and manufacturing experience across a broad range of industries. In his operational management roles, Paul has led successful Lean implementation and transformations using the principles of the
Toyota Production System. His passion for operational excellence using Lean tools and methodology has helped drive sustained continuous improvement and financial performance at many client businesses.
Established in 2017, Dunlop Consultants delivers customized Lean based consultancy, coaching, and training. Paul recognized a gap in the market for a practical and accessible approach to continuous improvement and leadership that works for everyone and delivers sustainable results by building genuine capability in the client business.
The pillars of People, Process, Play, and Profit are central to Paul’s values and the effectiveness of his approach with a focus on enriching the quality of people’s working lives through inclusion and engagement and building cultures of problem solvers and learners. With human beings at the center of the change and improvement process, we can mine the wealth of talent and experience we have in our organizations to innovate and provide unique and sometimes simple solutions to the problems that frustrate and inhibit performance.
Dunlop Consultants (Paul’s Company)
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Books by Adam Grant
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Atomic Habits by James Clear
David has an extensive professional background in leadership, operational excellence, lean systems, and problem-solving. He has built a solid foundation on what it takes to deliver compelling messages that provide deep, authentic inspiration that surfaces one’s full potential to obliterate obstacles, accelerate innovation, and elevate performance.
He is the author of two best-selling books, The C4 Process: Four vital steps to better work and Leadersights: Creating great leaders who create great workplaces. He built two successful international consulting firms from the ground up & he has taught Operations and Leadership courses on the faculty at four different Universities (Stetson University, the Defense Acquisition University, the University of Kentucky, and the Ohio State University)
Leadersights (David’s Company)
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Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret Wheatley
The C4 Process: Four Vital Steps to Better Work by David Veech
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