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Enterprise Excellence Podcast with Brad Jeavons

Enterprise Excellence Podcast
with Brad Jeavons

In this Podcast we interview experts on all things Enterprise Excellence, sharing their story and their insights. Experts who believe in achieving sustainable change that betters more than just an organisations’ profit line. Experts who help organisations achieve a symbiotic relationship between environment and economics. Experts who believe in a culture of continuous improvement. We share world best practice and knowledge in achieving a win-win outcome for people, profit and the planet. Join us on this journey to excellence and help to create a better world for organisations, people and the planet.

#96 Em and Brad reflecting on the second quarter of 2022

28 June 2022 ◦ 33 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 96 in this episode we review the second quarter of 2022! Lets get into the episode

#95 Kim Gallant – Achieving and sustaining Enterprise Excellence in Large Organisations

21 June 2022 ◦ 31 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 95 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Kim Gallant on the show with us today. Kim in his career has worked on some of the most advanced jet fighter aircraft we have seen. Most impressively he has played a key role in two major excellence transformations within two of our largest organisations globally. I am so looking forward to the conversation with Kim today as he has played a part in achieving something not many people do. Practically helping two large organisations transform and sustain an excellence journey. Let’s get into the episode.

#94 Scott Coplan – The Integrator, A change management framework for achieving Agile IT Project Success, Part 2

14 June 2022 ◦ 25 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 94 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Scott Coplan back on the show for Part 2 of our chat.

In episode 93 we talked about commercial storytelling and having a leadership team who is committed to excellence, and who can have a dialogue about the organisational story to create a shared purpose for all of their staff to connect with. If you haven’t already, listen to episode 93 first.  In this episode, Part 2, we will talk about why leaders don’t seem to want to engage in dialogue with their staff. We also chat about how leaders can get to be one of the team, and connect with each employee. And how as a leader you can understand why an employee might not be performing at their best. Let’s get to it!

#93 Scott Coplan – The Integrator, A change management framework for achieving Agile IT Project Success, Part 1.

07 June 2022 ◦ 33 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 93 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Scott Coplan on the show with us today. Scott is an organisational change,  Agile IT and project management expert. He has taught in project management at the University of Washington. Scott is the author of the new book “The Integrator, A Change Management Framework for Achieving Agile IT Project Success. Let’s get into the episode. Scott thank you so much for joining us today.

#92 Ian Glenday – Breaking through to Flow and Lean RFS, Part 2.

31 May 2022 ◦ 34 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 92 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Ian Glenday back on the show with us today to further our conversation on Lean RFS. If you haven’t already, check out the first part of our discussion in show 91. Let’s get into the episode

#91 Ian Glenday – Breaking through to Flow and Lean RFS, Part 1.

24 May 2022 ◦ 37 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 91 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have someone on the show today whose book helped me so much directly when I was leading an Excellence Transformation early on in my career. Mr Ian Glenday is the author of Breaking through to Flow and Lean RFS – Repetitive Flexible Supply. I am so looking forward to this conversation as I know so many organisations are struggling particularly with planning, scheduling and flow-through operations, to dispatch and then onto customers. Ian is a legend in this space and I know many of you will gain great value from this conversation. Let’s get into the episode, Ian thank you so much for joining us today.

#90 John Broadbent – Industry 4.0, using and integrating technology correctly to do more with less, Part 2.

10 May 2022 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 90 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr John Broadbent back on the show with us today. John spoke to us last week about Industry 4.0 and the three hats of digital transformations. If you want to start a digital transformation, you have to start at the top and don’t get stuck in pilot purgatory. We talked about real-time information and having total visibility on the manufacturing floor. Let’s continue the chat today about Industry 4.0. Like in sports! How cool is it to see the leading measures in cricket, the number of runs in rugby, or time counting the seconds on a wheel change in formula one? We chat about project management and business intelligence due to the lack of timely data in the intelligence dashboard. John talks about many big companies and gives examples from their systems. It’s a great episode. Let’s get to it!

#89 John Broadbent – Industry 4.0, using and integrating technology correctly to do more with less, Part 1.

10 May 2022 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 89 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr John Broadbent on the show today. John has had an extensive career in technology, innovation and continuous improvement. He is one of the leading experts on Industry 4.0, particularly manufacturing and supply chain excellence. John is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania and the founder of Realise Potential, a company focused on helping organisations achieve Excellence with the benefits of our latest technologies and learning how to do more with less and create a better future. Let’s get into the episode. John, thank you so much for joining us today.

#88 Dirk Crouse – Hoshin Kanri the C Suite & Culture, part 2.

03 May 2022 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 88 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to welcome a mentor of mine back on the show, Mr Dirk Crouse. We spoke in the last episode about Hoshin Kanri and the planning that every member of an organisation is involved in. Today we chat more about adaption, controlled experimentation and innovation, going to Gemba and building an embedded culture of continuous improvement. It takes years!

#87 Dirk Crouse – Hoshin Kanri the C Suite & Culture, part 1.

26 April 2022 ◦ 27 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 87 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Dirk Crouse on the show with us today. Dirk is a specialist in Enterprise Excellence who inspired me early on in my career. He is a specialist in Strategy – Hoshin Kanri, Lean, Leadership and Enterprise Excellence. Dirk is on the show today to discuss Hoshin Kanri, the C suite and Culture.

#86 William Halal, “Beyond Knowledge”, How technology is driving an age of consciousness.

19 April 2022 ◦ 39 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 86 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. Today we have Prof William Halal on the show with us. William is Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology and Innovation at George Washington University. He has worked with many of our largest organisations globally in the fields of technology and consciousness. Prof Halal has just released his new book “Beyond Knowledge”, How technology is driving an age of consciousness.

#83 Milan Gajic, 4S+1 in Toyota and BHP.

29 March 2022 ◦ 45 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 83 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Milan Gajic on the show today. Milan worked at Toyota for over 20 years. He is a global Toyota Production Systems assessor and achieved the gold standard within his Toyota plant. Today, we will discuss one of Milan’s critical systems and focus areas throughout his career at Toyota: 4 S plus one.  Let’s get into the episode.

#82 Simon Elias, Individual and collective improvement using Lean & Enterprise Excellence.

22 March 2022 ◦ 46 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 82 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Simon Elias on the show with us today. Simon’s mission is to understand how Lean thinking and associated schools of thought can be applied by people in organisations to improve individual and collective performance and achievement of purpose. Simon is the director of the Lean Competency Services LCS, an organisation that operates Cardiff University’s lean competency system. Today, we’ll explore how to develop people in Lean and associated methodologies to achieve individual and collective improvement and achievement of purpose.

#78 Em and Brad Jeavons: Five steps to an Enterprise Excellence Journey, Part 2.

16 March 2022 ◦ 17 MINUTES

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Today’s topic is creating your own way, creating your own Enterprise Excellence Journey.

These five short episodes are part of our Enterprise Excellence Academy and community launch. The academy and community are dedicated to educating and helping organisations sustain and achieve an excellence journey to create a better future.

#77 Em and Brad Jeavons: Five steps to an Enterprise Excellence Journey, Part 1.

15 March 2022 ◦ 19 MINUTES

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Today’s topic is on why most transformation journeys fail.

These five short episodes are part of our Enterprise Excellence Academy and community launch. The academy and community are dedicated to educating and helping organisations sustain and achieve an excellence journey to create a better future.

#76 Avi Schneier, Scrum: Let’s get better together, Part 2.

08 March 2022 ◦ 28 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 76 of the enterprise excellence podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Avi Schneier on the show with us today. Avi is a leader in all things Agile and Scrum. Avi joined us last week in Episode 75, where he spoke about the link between agile and lean and told many great stories about making Scrum work. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to Episode 75 to get the background for this chat. Today we chat about value stream mapping and organisational structure around creating your suite of offerings for customers.

#75 Avi Schneier, Scrum: Let’s get better together, Part 1.

01 March 2022 ◦ 31 MINUTES

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 Welcome to episode 75 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a please to have Mr Avi Schneier on the show with us today. Avi is a leader in all things Agile and Scrum. Avi has had an extensive career as an educator, stockbroker and consultant. Avi is a principal consultant and board member for Scrum Inc. Avi’s purpose is to help organisations thrive in a world where change is the only constant.

#74 Dan Pink and his new book, The Power of Regret.

22 February 2022 ◦ 46 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 74 of the enterprise excellence podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Dan Pink on the show today. Dan is the author of seven books! Four New York Times bestsellers, and one brand new book, just released. Today we’ll talk about Dan’s new book, The Power of Regret, How looking backward moves us forward. Let’s get into the episode.

#73 Ron Moore, Operational Reliability & Leadership, Part 2.

15 February 2021 ◦ 26 MINUTES

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It is such a pleasure to have Mr Ron Moore on the show with us today. Ron is a leading expert in the fields of operational reliability and performance. He has written the books “What Tool When, a management guide for selecting the right improvement tools”,  “Making Common Sense Common Practice” and many more. Ron is currently working with global fortune 500 companies helping them create a better future.  Let’s get into the episode. Ron thank you so much for joining us today. 

#72 Ron Moore, Operational Reliability & Leadership, Part 1.

08 February 2021 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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It is such a pleasure to have Mr Ron Moore on the show with us today. Ron is a leading expert in the fields of operational reliability and performance. He has written the books “What Tool When, a management guide for selecting the right improvement tools”,  “Making Common Sense Common Practice” and many more. Ron is currently working with global fortune 500 companies helping them create a better future.  Let’s get into the episode. Ron thank you so much for joining us today. 

#71 Dr Jeff Sutherland – How to create an agile organisation using Scrum @ Scale, Part 2.

01 February 2021 ◦ 35 MINUTES

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Well, you know, the big things at Scrum at Scale that make all the difference is we have an Enterprise Action Team, which is the management that is running a Scrum team. It’s meeting every 15 minutes every day. Its job is to fix anything that’s broken in the organisation, the same day or within a couple of days. That makes all the difference.

We start the discussion around that. That’s where you see things breaking down. And then, on the prioritisation side, we have this Meta Scrum. You say, people, what is this Meta Scrum? Well, the Meta Scrum is just the management, the product owners getting together and agreeing on implementing the product backlog that they can jointly agree on—and doing an app for the enterprise as a whole.

And so the tip I would give is to get those pieces of Scrum at scale running.

#70 How to create an agile organisation using Scrum @ Scale, with Jeff Sutherland, Part 1.

25 Janury 2021 ◦ 49 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 70 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Jeff Sutherland back on the show with us today. Jeff and Ken Schwaber are the founders of Scrum or Agile, as many call it. Jeff is the author of the best selling book Scrum – the art of doing twice the work in half the time and A scrum book, the spirit of the game. Jeff is back on the show with us today to talk about Scaling Scrum and creating an Agile organisation using Scrum@Scale. Jeff has had a fantastic career which you can learn about on Episode 6 of the Podcast. Let’s get into the episode. Jeff, thank you so much for joining us again today.

#69 Leadership levers – how to realise the power of relationships for exceptional team alignment and results, with Diana Jones, Part 2.

18 Janury 2021 ◦ 28 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 69 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a please to have Diana Jones back on the show with us today.

#68 Leadership levers – how to realise the power of relationships for exceptional team alignment and results, with Diana Jones, Part 1.

11 Janury 2021 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 68 of the enterprise excellence Podcast. It is such a please to have Diana Jones on the show with us today. Diana is an author, trainer and coach in the fields of leadership. Diana is focused on helping leaders and teams shift their behaviours to connect relevantly for powerful results and sought after cultures. Diana’s new book Leadership Levers – Realising the power of relationships for exceptional participation, alignment and team results has just been released. Let’s get into the episode. Diana, thank you so much for joining us today.

#67 Reflection on the year that has been 2021, with Brad and Emily Jeavons

25 December 2021 ◦ 34 MINUTES

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Merry Christmas Everyone 🙂 We hope that you and loved ones have a fun, safe and kindly Christmas with your family and friend. And here’s to a wonderful Happy New Year and 2022.

This is our final episode of the year number 67. And we just thought we’d finished the year, just prior to Christmas with a wrap up of our year and the key insights that we’ve had this year.

Our final podcast of Season 2 hard to believe!

#66 Continuous Improvement in Marketing and in the Office, with Neil Jorgensen.

21 December 2021 ◦ 35 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 66 of the enterprise excellence Podcast. I’m so pleased to have you with me here today, Mr Neal Jorgensen. We’re doing this interview in person. Neil has a big background in marketing, chairing ADMA in Queensland, continuous improvement, innovation and marketing, and then on into continuous improvement within many organisations, helping them achieve an improvement journey both culturally and systematically.  Today, we’re focusing on bringing continuous improvement into the office, which is a topic we haven’t covered too much. Neil, thanks for joining us today.

#65 The symbiotic relationship between environmental and economic improvement, with Dr Keivan Zokaei.

14 December 2021 ◦ 43 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 65 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Keivan Zokaei back on the episode to talk with us about one of the best books I have ever read. It is a book that showed the clear win-win between my two passions, business and environmental improvement. Creating a Lean and Green Business System, written by Keivan, is a book truly about creating a better future with many compelling case studies. Let’s get into the episode.

#64 Why Bother to Assess your Continous Improvement Journey? With Dr Morgan Jones, Part 2.

07 December 2021 ◦ 23 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 64 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I’m so pleased to have Dr Morgan Jones back on the show with us today. Morgan will be chatting to us today about Why Bother? Why and how to assess your continuous improvement culture. Morgan spoke to us in our last episode, number 63. I encourage you to listen to episode 63 before this one if you haven’t already. In a nutshell, though, we spoke about

  • KBI’s and KPI’s – why it is important to measure behavioural rather than performance indicators.
  • Measurement system – focused on behaviours.
  • What does an assessment look like because it can vary, depending on where the organisation is operating.
  • How to calibrate an assessment.

Today we deep dive into calibrating an assessment and the language that assessors can use to encourage interview responses.

#63 Why Bother to Assess your Continous Improvement Journey? With Dr Morgan Jones, Part 1.

30 November 2021 ◦ 30 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 63 of the enterprise excellence Podcast. I’m so pleased to have Dr Morgan Jones back on the show with us today. Morgan will be chatting to us today about Why Bother? Why and how to assess your continuous improvement culture. What an important book. I’m so looking forward to this conversation. Morgan, thank you so much for joining us today.

#62 How to establish a conected visual workplace with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, Part 2.

23 November 2021 ◦ 42 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 62 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Gwendolyn Galsworth back on the show with us today. Gwendolyn is a leader in the visual workplace, a best selling author and a legend in Enterprise and Operational Excellence. Gwendolyn spoke to us in our last episode, number 61. I encourage you to listen to episode 61 before this one if you haven’t already. In a nutshell, we spoke about two questions for both the frontline and supervisors to ask themselves:

  1. What do I need to do?
  2. What do I need to share?

Today we speak about the connection between the operators and senior leadership. Can the passion in the frontline created from a visual workplace be reciprocated at the executive level?

#61 How to establish a conected visual workplace with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, Part 1.

16 November 2021 ◦ 33 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 61 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Gwendolyn Galsworth back on the show with us today. Gwendolyn is a leader in visual workplace, a best selling author and legend in the field of Enterprise and Operational Excellence. Gwendolyn spoke to us in Episode 43 about I driven leadership and operator lead  visual workplace in episode 18. Today we connect them both and discuss the connected visual workplace.

#60 How to create a system of willing and able problem solvers with Mike Hoseus

09 November 2021 ◦ 48 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 60 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Mike Hoseus on the show with us today. Mike is the co author of Toyota Culture with Dr Jeff Liker. Mike has dedicated his career to helping organisations create cultures of continuous improvement. Creating systems of willing and able problem solvers at all levels of the organisation. Let’s get into the episode. Mike thank you so much for joining us today.

#59 Reflections and fun with Lean Legend Bruce Hamilton, Part 2

02 November 2021 ◦ 18 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 59 of the enterprise excellence podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Bruce Hamilton back on the show with us today. Bruce has created some of the most engaging knowledge transferring content I’ve ever come across in Lean, one of those being Toast Kaizen. In this episode, we chat about the importance of thinking longer-term and bigger picture and supporting the journey with visionary leadership.

#58 Reflections and fun with Lean Legend Bruce Hamilton, Part 1

26 October 2021 ◦ 31 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 58 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Bruce Hamilton on the show with us today. Bruce has created some of the most engaging, knowledge transferring content I have ever come across in lean, one of those being Toast Kaizen. Bruce is also an author and educator who has helped some of Americas largest and smallest organisations on the road to world class practices. Let’s get into the episode. Bruce thank you so much for joining us today. 

#57 Lean Six Sigma for Good, with Brion Hurley, Part 2.

19 October 2021 ◦ 38 MINUTES

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Welcome, everyone to Episode 57 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. We have Brion Hurley back on the show with us today continuing an amazing conversation. Last episode, we spoke about the power of data with the Six Sigma side of things and the power of going and seeing and the elements of Lean. And we started to connect this to the environmental side and have had some amazing conversations about how there is a win win. Brion, thank you so much for joining us again today.

#56 Lean Six Sigma for Good, with Brion Hurley, Part 1.

12 October 2021 ◦ 30 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 56 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Brion Hurley on the show with us today. Brion is on the episode to talk about an issue close to my heart: how can we achieve economic outcomes for an organisation while helping our planet? The topic today is Lean Six Sigma for good. And I’m so looking forward to this episode.

#55 How to do a Gemba Walk with Michael Bremer, Part 2.

05 October 2021 ◦ 38 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 55 of the enterprise excellence podcast. I’m so pleased to welcome back Mr. Michael Bremmer to the second episode  on Michael’s background and his book, How to Do a Gemba Walk, a Leaders Guide. In the first episode, we covered the topic of finding a purpose for a walk, and then also listen, look and learn during a walk. Today, we’re going to cover experimentation, and also evaluation further. Let’s get into the episode.

#54 How to do a Gemba Walk with Michael Bremer, Part 1.

28 September 2021 ◦ 23 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 54 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Michael Bremer on the show with us today. Michael is the Vice President of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Awards. He is on the advisory board of Dominican University and is the author of the award-winning book How to do a Gemba Walk – A leaders guide. Michael has dedicated his career to sharing knowledge and helping organisations worldwide improve to create a better future. Let’s get into the episode, Michael thank you for joining us today.

#53 How to sustain and support excellence journeys – the Lean Management System with David Mann, Part 2.

22 September 2021 ◦ 41 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 53 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. Today we are chatting again with Mr David Mann in the final instalment of this 2 part chat. In the previous episode with David, we discussed creating a Lean management system with visual controls at the front line to capture the green and red actions hour by hour. In a red case, the frontline workers are asked what they believe caused the delay and that initial data is collected. This data goes to an accountability meeting, which involves the cross-functional support people above. And then another visual accountability system is created off the back of that meeting, where you’re committing to get things fixed and solved. We talked about showing employees respect by asking them to contribute to problems that aggravate them daily. The Lean system that David developed had a powerful positive effect on how people think about the place where they come to work every day. It is a great episode to listen to before this one if you have the chance.

Today we chat about middle management and senior management in the Lean System and whether their skin in the improvement game is vital.

#52 How to sustain and support excellence journeys – the Lean Management System with David Mann, Part 1.

14 September 2021 ◦ 30 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 52 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. Early on in my journey into Enterprise Excellence, I came across a pivotal book that helped me and the people I worked for understand how they could support and sustain an excellence journey. The book was Creating a Lean Culture, written by Mr David Mann. I am so pleased to have David on the show with us today to share knowledge and insights into the work he has been doing with the Lean Management System, a critical approach to sustaining excellence journeys. Let’s get into the episode, David; thank you so much for joining us today.

#51 Excellence in sport and business, with Glen Panoho

7 September 2021 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 51 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Glen Panoho on the show with us today. Glen played prop forward for one of the greatest Rugby teams ever, 1998 – 2003 with the Australian Wallabies. Glen now leads culture and safety with a leading civil construction company in Australia. I am so looking forward to this conversation covering excellence in sport and business.

#50 How to understand and align with your customer’s buying journey with Subhanjan Sarkar.

31 August 2021 ◦ 44 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 50 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Subhanjan Sarkar on the show with us today. Subhanjan’s purpose is to help sales teams worldwide improve and achieve great results for their customers and themselves. Subhanjan has extensive knowledge and experience in IT, the origins of the new buyer-led transaction era and excellence in value transaction outcomes. Today we will explore how to understand and align with a customer’s buying journey to deliver outcomes that exceed expectations for customers and your organisation.

#49 How to achieve circularity in your workplace with Ashleigh Morris

24 August 2021 ◦ 38 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 49 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Ashleigh Morris on the show with us today. Ashleigh has been recognised as one of our worlds most influential leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility. Ashleigh has dedicated her career to helping shift organisations to a more sustainable circular future for generations to come. She is joining us today to share knowledge on how organisations can move towards becoming more circular. Let’s get into the episode, Ashleigh thank you so much for your time.

#48 What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life, with James Kerr, Part 2

17 August 2021 ◦ 34 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 48 What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life. We are really pleased to have James Kerr back on the show with us today. Last week we explored the principles of what makes a team great. We explored the shift the All-Blacks made in their leadership approach, pass the ball, as they call it to shift ownership to the team. We explored the the teamwork journey the All-Blacks went on. Their focus on playing with purpose and creating a learning environment. Let’s get into the episode.

#47 What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life, with James Kerr, Part 1

10 August 2021 ◦ 31 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 47 of the enterprise excellence podcast. Many of you know my belief that excellence in sport is not far different to business. Today’s guest has studied and proven this. It is such a pleasure to have Mr James Kerr, the author of “Legacy” on the show with us today. “Legacy, What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life” is one of the best books I’ve ever read. James is an author, speaker, and leadership expert who helps create high-performance cultures for elite teams and organisations. Let’s get into the episode. James, thank you so much for joining us today.

#45 Run the shop, advance the plan, help my people with Andy Hecke.

27 July 2021 ◦ 46 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 45 of the enterprise excellence podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Andy Hecke on the show with me today. Andy has been researching and applying enterprise excellence for many years. Andy’s mission is a continuous pursuit of being and achieving more each day communally. And individually, he’s passionate about helping others reach their potential and create a better future for themselves, their organisation and their customers. Let’s get into the episode. Andy, thank you so much for joining us today.

#44 How to master facilitation and achieve great group outcomes with Dr. Morgan Jones.

20 July 2021 ◦ 37 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 44 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have Dr Morgan Jones on the show to discuss an essential skill in leading an excellence journey within an organisation. The skill of facilitation. Morgan Jones is a Business Transformation expert who has focused his career on studying and helping organisations achieve sustainable results. Morgan is the author of Sponsor Success, 4+1 and the new book Mastering Facilitation, A Guide for Assisting Teams and Achieving Great Outcomes.

#43 I-driven visual leadership with Gwendolyn Galsworth

13 July 2021 ◦ 48 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 43 of the enterprise excellence podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Gwendolyn Galsworth back on the show with us today. Gwendolyn is a leading researcher, author and coach on workplace visuality. Gwendolyn shared her backstory and knowledge on achieving excellence with frontline teams deploying visual workplaces in Episode 18. Today, we are going to explore her work on visual leadership. Let’s get into the episode. Gwendolyn, thank you so much for joining us again.

#42 How to help a supervisor at the frontline develop a great team and achieve company goals, with Hugh Alley.

06 July 2021 ◦ 46 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 42 of the enterprise excellence podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Hugh Alley with us today, whose passion is helping people become better leaders. He is the author of the new book, “Becoming the supervisor, achieving your company’s mission and building your team”. I’m so looking forward to this conversation on achieving excellence through such an important leadership position.

#41 How product owners in Agile can learn from sales to improve product success, with Vasco Duarte.

29 June 2021 ◦ 33 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 41 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Vasco Duarte on the show with us today. Vasco helps companies generate customer-centric products and get their processes to a level of performance they thought was impossible. Vasco does this by focusing product development teams on the end-to-end life-cycle of their products. From Concept to Cash and Back!

Vasco is the Author of the book “No Estimates” and daily podcast host at the Scrum Master Toolbox. Vaso gives back to the community every day to improve the IT and product industry worldwide.

#40 Learn how to organise your business with an IT, Agile & Scrum legend, James Coplien.

22 June 2021 ◦ 50 MINUTES

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It is such a pleasure to have on the show today Dr James Coplien. James is a writer, lecturer and researcher in the fields of computer science. He is known for his work on patterns in software, program design. James and Jeff Sutherland and 18 co-authors published the book titled “A Scrum Book, The spirit of the game”. This book outlines many of the key patterns of success in achieving high-performance teams. Let’s get into the episode. James, thank you so much for joining me today.

#39 How to engage and support the front line in continuous improvement, with Jim Glover.

15 June 2021 ◦ 36 MINUTES

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Jim Glover, Shingo Award Winner and Group Continuous Improvement Manager  has been involved in Enterprise Excellence for over 30 years, coaching and leading organisations to Shingo prizes. Jim’s team focuses on building a stable platform to support everyday continuous improvement.

#38 How to Achieve Excellence in Supply Chain Operations with George Hodgson.

08 June 2021 ◦ 26 MINUTES

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My guest George Hodgson is passionate about achieving excellence within Supply Chains. He has worked with organisations such as the Royal Australian Air Force, Army, and the United Nations. George is the Vice President of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia.

#37 The Secret Elements to Improve Construction and Project Management with Felipe Engineer

01 June 2021 ◦ 45 MINUTES

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 Welcome to Episode 37 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is wonderful to have on the show with us today, Felipe Engineer Manriquez. Felipe is an International speaker and practitioner in Lean and Agile. He is committed to sharing decades of construction industry excellence experience as the host of “The EBFC Show” Podcast. He also helps as a member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). Felipe is passionate about helping the construction industry, amongst others, to improve and create a better future. Let’s get into the episode.

#36 How a Family Business Survived the COVID Crisis Using Enterprise Excellence with Xanny Christophersen

27 MAY 2021 ◦ 26 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 36 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have on the show with me today Xanny Christophersen. Xanny is the Chief Operations Officer of Priestley’s Gourmet Delights, one of the leading cake and dessert manufacturers of Asia Pacific.  Xanny has focused her career on excellence for customers, people and the planet. Let’s get into the episode. Xanny, thank you for joining us today.

#35 Harnessing Digital Disruption with Pascal Dennis and Laurent Simon – part 2 of 2.

18 MAY 2021 ◦ 49 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 35 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is terrific to have Pascal Denis and Laurent Simon back for the second episode of this two-part series. Today we will be exploring the 2nd and third swim lane elements from their book Harnessing Digital Disruption.

#34 Harnessing Digital Disruption with Pascal Dennis and Laurent Simon – part 1 of 2.

11 MAY 2021 ◦ 57 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 34, the first in a two-part series of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Pascal Dennis and Laurent Simon with us today. Pascal and Laurent co-author the new book “Harnessing Digital Disruption, how companies win with Design Thinking, Agile and Lean Startup”. This book is timely, considering these uncertain times and the rapid digital and virtual advancements we are experiencing.

#33 People, process and performance from Shingo prize winner Gareth Brown

04 MAY 2021 ◦ 28 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 33 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have Mr Gareth Brown with me here today. Gareth has a wide history in Enterprise Excellence, working for and leading organisation transformation journeys to award-winning results. Gareth is passionate about helping organisations establish continuous improvement and development in leadership, process and results.

#32 How to slow the environmental loop in a circular economy with Katie Whalen

27 APR 2021 ◦ 44 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 32 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have you on the show today. Dr Katherine Whalen or Katie is the host of the “Getting in the Loop” Podcast and a researcher in sustainable business at RISE research institute of Sweden. Katie has dedicated her career to helping create a better future environmentally. Let’s get into the episode.

#31 Theory of Constraint Innovation and Optimising Outcomes with Lewis Trigger

TUE, 20 APR 2021 ◦ 67 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 31 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have Mr Lewis Trigger on the show with me today. Lewis is a constraint innovation expert, a specialist helping organisations and people realise vast untapped resources and capability. Lewis studied with Dr Eli Goldratt, the founder of the Theory of Constraints and has taken these learnings to new levels. Lewis has dedicated his career to helping others unlock potential and create a better future. Let’s get into the episode. Lewis, thank you for joining us today.

#30 How to Change Leadership Behaviour, One at a Time with Dave Stachowiak.

TUE, 13 APR 2021 ◦ 53 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 30 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have with me on the show today, Mr Dave Stachowiak. Personally, I have gained so much over the years from Dave’s podcast “Coaching for Leaders” and the knowledge that he has shared personally on coaching, leadership, development and behavioural change. Dave has had a successful career supporting leaders while at Dale Carnegie, and now through his own leadership academy. Dave helps leaders discover practical wisdom, build meaningful relationships and create movement for genuine results. It is such a pleasure to have you on the show today Dave. Let’s get into the episode.

The Coaching the Leaders Academy that Dave has founded focuses on shifting behaviour rather than developing knowledge. His clients are educated to a high level and seek the Academy to put the learning into action. So, what are the key elements in leadership behaviour change? Thinking big with the framework but then tactically working on changing behaviour each day.

#29 Exploring Quantum Lean Thinking with Sean Fields and Michael Sanders

TUE, 06 APR 2021 ◦ 50 MINUTES

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 Welcome to episode 29 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am pleased to have with us today Sean Fields and Michael Sanders, co-authors of “Quantum Lean: Taking Lean Systems to the Next Level.” They are a network member and the co-founder, respectively, of BeehiveFund.  Quantum Lean offers a new approach to operational excellence, and I look forward to exploring this with Sean and Michael today.

#28 Achieving Environmental Excellence through the Circular Economy with Ken Webster.

TUE, 30 MAR 2021 ◦ 53 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 28 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so honoured to have Mr Ken Webster with me today. Ken is a leading researcher in the circular economy. Ken has been the head of innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a leading, inspiring organisation looking at sustaining Earth’s future. He is the author of “The Circular Economy a Wealth of Flows” and the book “Sense and Sustainability”. Ken is currently a director for the International Society for the Circular Economy. He continues to play a large part in helping to create a better future for us all.

#27 How to apply Agile Sales with Brad Jeavons

TUE, 23 MAR 2021 ◦ 25 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 27 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. Emily Jeavons presents today’s podcast interviewing Brad Jeavons, who most of you will already know quite well, through hosting the enterprise excellence podcast. So welcome, Brad, to the episode. We’re keen to uncover some of your thoughts and history into becoming an author, consultant, and podcast host.

#26 Tailoring your change journey approach with a fun approach with Kostas Kefalakis.

TUE, 16 MAR 2021 ◦ 50 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 26 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Mr Kosta Kefalakis on the show with us. Kostas has lead excellence journeys in Shingo prize winning organisations. He is passionate about upskilling and helping others grow to create a better future for themselves and others. He shares his personal journey and knowledge with us today on driving sustainable change within organisations with positivity.

#25 How to build high-quality networks to improve your work and personal life with Kristan De Sousa

TUE, 09 MAR 2021 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 25 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have on the show today Kristan De Sousa. Kristan’s passion is to partner with business through significant transformation and change. Kristan has dedicated her career to talent management, helping organisations obtain and retain talented employees. Kristan has developed approaches to building networks to achieve excellence in this area. We could say the world runs by networks as much now, as it always has.

#24 How customer research can define your business with Sue Holz

TUE, 02 MAR 2021 ◦ 22 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 24 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have on the show today Sue Holtz. Sue is the Principal Analyst and Director of Research by Design. Sue is a specialist in both qualitative and quantitative customer research. Sue has 20 years of experience helping organisations understand their customers deeply, allowing them to refine their strategic and continuous improvement efforts.

#23 How to reduce your packaging impact with the future in mind with Jason Goode

TUE, 23 FEB 2021 ◦ 43 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 23 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast.  As we know packaging is a major challenge in our world. Jason has dedicated his career to improving packaging and reducing the impact it has on our world. It has a major carbon footprint, is a major pollutent and is contributing to challenges now and for our future generations.  Jason has worked for a number of our largest organisations and is also a director of APCO, the Australian Packaging Covenant.

#22 Excellence in Sales – 4 key elements for success with Donald C Kelly.

TUE, 16 FEB 2021 ◦ 41 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 22 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have Mr Donald C Kelly on the show today. Donald has focused his career on learning and sharing best practices in sales. He is the host of the popular Sales Evangelist Podcast that focuses on all topics relevant to sales excellence. Donald is genuinely focused on helping people create a better future by engaging and helping their customers. Let’s get into the episode.

#21 Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn with Katie Anderson.

TUE, 09 FEB 2021 ◦ 35 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 21 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is a great pleasure to have Katie Anderson on the show today. Katie is a researcher, author and consultant in the areas of Enterprise Excellence. Her passion is helping people develop and grow. Katie is the author of “Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn”, the International number one new release leadership book. Let’s get into the episode.

#20 How to achieve excellence in Healthcare with Mark Graban

TUE, 02 FEB 2021 ◦ 48 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 20 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have Mr Mark Graban joining us for this episode. Mark helps others learn how to improve to sustain their performance. He is the author of “Lean Hospitals”, “Healthcare Kaizen” and most recently “Measures of Success”. Mark is the host of several podcasts, including “Lean Blog Interviews” and “My Favourite Mistake”.

#19 How your language as a leader can help you develop a culture of excellence with Kevin Eyre

TUE, 21 JAN 2021 ◦ 69 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 19 of the Enterprise Excellence podcast. Today I am speaking with Mr Kevin Eyre, the founder and director of SoundWave Global. Kevin has had an extensive career in the field of Enterprise Excellence, leading and consulting in change management within some of our largest manufactures, finance institutions and supply chains. Kevin talks to us about the power of leadership language in transformation programs.

#18 Work that makes sense with Gwendolyn Galsworth.

19 JAN 2021 ◦ 65 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 18 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so looking to my conversation today.  The purpose of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast is sharing knowledge and insights to create a better future. No one exudes this more than Gwendolyn Galsworth. Her life and career has been amazing. She has worked with many of the leaders in Enterprise Excellence, written many award winning books on visual workplace and dedicated herself to helping others improve and grow. Let’s get into the episode.

#17 Joining up the organisation to create alignment, flow and performance with Jon Lindsay

12 JAN 2021 ◦ 70 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 17 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have Jon Lindsay as a guest. Jon helps business leaders develop flow, which he defines as, “talking about the right things at the right time with the right people taking ownership”.

Jon was one of the early adopters of the enterprise excellence model, introducing Lean to the insurance business he ran in the early 2000s. In recent times Jon has used the concept of “Joined-Up” to reflect the need to respond to all stakeholders of an organisation, based on the principles of clarity of purpose, simplicity and consistency to deliver value.

#16 Creating excellence in heavy industry – clear goals, empowerment and accountability with Raymond Floyd.

15 DEC 2020 ◦ 46 MINUTES

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Raymond Floyd has had a career leading the operations for some of our largest petrochemical and mining organisations. His teams were some of the first to be recognised for excellence in operations, winning the Shingo Prize in 1991 with Exxon, and other prestigious awards. Raymond is the author of the Shingo Prize-winning book “Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries” and “A Culture of Rapid Improvement: Creating and Sustaining an Engaged Workforce”.

#15 How to Achieve a Culture of Continuous Improvement in the Public Sector with Renee Smith

08 DEC 2020 ◦ 44 MINUTES

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Washington State was embracing lean as an operating system, a culture and way of working. Renee and her team were preparing a lean conference for the entire State. Renee had a life-changing chat with her Executive Director Chris Lew, who began his training at Toyota in the early days. Renee and Chris were discussing the leadership style that was required to sustain fantastic results from people. He said, and Renee quoted him saying “eliminate fear from the workplace”, which was music to Renee’s ears. She began to thoughtfully unpack that idea – if we were to decrease fear, what would take its place? Naturally, it’s polar opposite: love. What does ‘love’ look like in the workplace? How do we encourage people to speak up, offer their ideas, complete PDCA, and apply lean techniques to improve a workplace? Renee began to study. She researched hundreds of people’s stories and developed a firm idea of what fear and love looked like in the workplace.

#14 Using Continuous Improvement to Tackle Big Issues with Deondra Wardelle

01 DEC 2020 ◦ 44 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 14 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Deondra Wardelle on the show. Deondra is a transformation leader, coach, motivational speaker and expert in empowering and developing individuals and groups toward achieving their personal and professional goals. Deondra is a connector of people and absolute sharer of knowledge. Deondra is active in many fields supporting and leading change which we will explore today. In this episode, we will learn how to use communication and develop understanding of others to achieve excellence, and to help overcome racism.

#13 How to Deploy Agile in Education and Create Self-Lead Student Teams with Willy Wijnands

24 NOV 2020 ◦ 41 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 13 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so pleased to have with us on this episode Willy Wijnands, a teacher of over 44 years and founder to EduScrum and Co Creator of Lightschools. Willy is passionate about building trust, freedom, teamwork, engagement,  and personal development in the classroom. Willy has focused his career on developing the classrooms of the future for our generations to come. Willy through his work with EduScrum has defined a way to bring the best practices of Agile that so many of our largest organisations have used to create high achieving innovative cultures to the classroom. I am looking forward to learning from Willy.

#12 A Journey into Educational Excellence with Dr Lyn Bishop

17 NOV 2020 ◦ 29 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 12 of the enterprise excellence podcast. Today we’ll be exploring excellence in education. I’m so pleased to have with me today Dr. Lyn Bishop. Lyn has held many positions in education, working in public schools, the Department of Education, and also forming her own school, Sheldon College in 1997. Lyn has received an order of Australia for her work in education. She has won the Queensland and Australian Entrepreneur of the Year and is a much recognized leader and expert in the field of education. She’s also a respected and much loved principal of Sheldon College, located in the Bayside area of Brisbane, Australia.

#11 How to Develop Happiness for Yourself, Others and the Planet with Keivan Zokaei

10 NOV 2020 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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Welcome to episode 11 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Keivan Zokaei with me. Keivan is an expert in Business transformation, working within industries ranging from retail and manufacturing through to Financial services. Keivan co-authored the award winning book “Creating a Lean and Green Business System” which outlines the approaches taken by a number of our leading business to develop a culture of continuous improvement focused on achieving holistic outcomes for people, profit and the planet.

#10 The Power of a Just Cause and a Unified Team with Bob Simpson

03 NOV 2020 ◦ 32 MINUTES

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I have with me today Mr Bob Simpson, a leader of business improvement and cultures of excellence across a wide range of industries. Bob is currently a Defence Business Advisor in Australia, helping suppliers of defence improve and grow. Bob has lead a career focused on helping people at all levels of organisations, find purpose, build teamwork and culture and improve to create a better future for themselves and others.

#9 The Evolution of the Shingo Model with Ken Snyder

27 OCT 2020 ◦ 55 MINUTES

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You would have heard the terms ‘Shingo Prize’ and ‘Shingo Model’ mentioned by past guests. It is one of the most prestigious awards an organisation can win, recognising a culture of excellence. Authors can also be recognised for their contribution in this area through a Shingo Prize. Mr Ken Snyder, Executive Director of the Shingo Institute  has dedicated his career to researching best practices, supporting organisations on excellence journey’s and recognising them through the Shingo Prize as they advance in their work to create a better future.

#8 Helping Your People Grow with Chris Butterworth

20 OCT 2020 ◦ 40 MINUTES

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It was so good to be able to connect with a leader in the field of Enterprise Excellence like Chris Butterworth and gain his knowledge and insights.

Chris believes that the secret of excellence is leaders empowering and getting their people to think rather than being the expert (Which leaders often are) and telling people the answer or what to do. He mentioned that the expert approach to leadership stops people thinking and makes them dependant on you as the leader. This over time overburdens a leader and causes more fire fighting, rushed and erratic behaviour from the leader due to the pressure they are under.

#7 How to Focus on Safety within Continuous Improvement with Bob Hafey

13 OCT 2020 ◦ 33 MINUTES

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Welcome to Episode 7 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. My guest Robert Hafey is one of the most genuine, purposeful people I have ever met. His area of expertise is transforming safety culture and improving the whole organisation simultaneously. Bob is the author of the award-winning books Lean Safety and Lean Safety Gemba. He has dedicated his career to sharing knowledge and helping others to create a better future.

#6 The Amazing Story of Jeff Sutherland, Agile and Scrum.

06 OCT 2020 ◦ 62 MINUTES

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I am so honoured to have on this episode Jeff Sutherland. Jeff is one of the creators of Scrum and a co-writer of the Agile manifesto. Jeff throughout his career has been a leading thinker, author, trainer and coach on culture and performance. Jeff has helped many of the largest organisations in our world implement Agile and Scrum to enable them to innovate and scale rapidly.

#5 How to Achieve Excellence in Human Resources with Cheryl Jekiel

29 SEP 2020 ◦ 33 MINUTES

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It is a great pleasure to have Cheryl Jekiel on the show. Cheryl is the founder of the Lean Leadership Centre. Cheryl has developed throughout her career an expertise in developing cultures of excellence. Cheryl is the author of “Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR Practices for a Culture of Continuous Improvement. The second edition of this book has just been released.

#4 Discovering the Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

22 SEP 2020 ◦ 29 MINUTES

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I am so honoured to be talking with Professor Jeff Liker in this episode. Jeff is a Professor at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the International Best Seller “The Toyota Way”. Jeff has won 13 Shingo prizes throughout his career and was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame in 2012 and into the Shingo Academy in 2016.

#1 Welcome to the Enterprise Excellence Podcast

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