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We all strive for success, defined as sustained excellence in health, career and relationships. And, we want this success NOW! Dr. Robert Maurer, author, psychologist and world-renowned kaizen expert lays out the modern, scientific basis for the ancient saying, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Kaizen is the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady increments. Kaizen is the tortoise versus the hare. Kaizen is the eleven Fortune 500 companies that significantly outperformed the market through moderate, step-by-step actions. Kaizen is losing weight not by a crash diet (which more often than not crashes) but by eating one bite less at each meal--then, a month later, eating two bites less. Kaizen is starting a life-changing exercise program by standing--just standing--on a treadmill for one minute a day.
Dr. Maurer gives research based information, but more importantly gives easy to apply suggestions on handling stress, responding to fear, enjoying the journey rather than obsessing with the destination, and much more. I know you’ll enjoy this interview but want to know more about his groundbreaking and potentially life changing work on modeling success the Kaizen way!
Healthcare organizations are under incredible pressure to improve quality and reduce costs. Kaizen, as a methodology, gives us a way to engage front-line staff and leaders so they are more fulfilled through the improvement of their work, providing the best possible patient care.
“Kaizen,” the Japanese word for "improvement", or "change for the better" refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, and business management. It has been applied in a broad range of industries. By improving standardized activities and processes, kaizen aims to eliminate waste. Kaizen was first implemented in several Japanese businesses after the Second World War, influenced in part by American business and quality management teachers who visited the country. It has since spread throughout the world and is now being implemented in many other venues besides just business and productivity.
In their new book, Mark Graban and Joseph Swartz propose the implementation of Kaizen in Healthcare. Through the empowerment of employees to reduce waste and improve safety, they feel that leaders in healthcare can effectively and efficiently deliver quality and safety with improved outcomes. They propose these methods as a way of changing our healthcare system for the better.
Dr. Robert Maurer is the author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life – The Kaizen Way. People know that the most lasting change occurs with baby steps, but most likely you don’t know why, which is what we will be discussing today. As the Director of Behavioral Sciences for Providence Family Medicine and a faculty member with the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Maurer has studied how individuals, families, and organizations sustain their excellence in health, relationship, and work. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has served as a consultant to Walt Disney Studios, the US Air force, Costco, Wellpoint, American Express, Four Seasons Hotels, PricewaterhouseCooper, Make-A-Wish, and Habitat for Humanity. Dr. Maurer has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 in connection with his work on conflict resolution. A Los Angeles Times article profiled Dr. Maurer’s seminars on creativity. His book on creativity and change, One Small Step can Change Your Life was published in the fall of 2004 and is now in fourteen languages. He recently published a second book, The Spirit of Kaizen. Dr. Maurer is the founder of The Science of Excellence, a consulting firm. http://www.scienceofexcellence.com
Brad Williams has over 25 years of addressing the financial concerns of retirees and business owners. After first listening to his clients’ needs and concerns, is able to simplify and explain in everyday language even the most complex concepts and alternatives. He treasures the trust his clients place in him and safeguards it by his words and actions. His reputation for unquestioned integrity is far more important to him than any fee or commission
Susan Butler CEO of SBB Institute for the Development of Women Leaders, which helps women and girls be all they can be. She is also the author of two books: Become the CEO of You, Inc. and Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World. Through speaking engagements, social media and her blog on Huffington Post, she advocates for equality for women and girls in the workplace and beyond. As a leader of Vision 2020, the 30 Percent Coalition and other organizations, she is working to bring true “equality in sight” for women by 2020
Carlos Conejo Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a highly sought after leadership and management consultant specializing in Lean and Six-Sigma methodologies. He is the 2014 recipient of the Lean Crystal Award, for “Best in Kaizen” out of 5,000 companies in California. He is the author of three books with numerous articles appearing in various national magazines and trade journals. He Executive Produced a new video and workbook for the Public Sector, titled. Excellence in Government
David Laughlin Plant Pathologist from Texas A&M University. He is currently the Coffee Rust Program Project Director for World Coffee Research He is based out of Guatemala and coordinate projects throughout Central America, the Caribbean, and Peru
How can we start on our own transformation to systems thinking? I ask someone who knows: Bob Browne, author of "Sys-Tao."
Bob Browne didn't just inherit the Great Plains Coca-Cola franchise, he had to pay for it at 1980 leveraged buy-out prices. When the traditional geographic expansion strategy collided with an explosion of product and packaging combinations, the strain was felt throughout the enterprise. Recognizing that the existing strategy could not meet the modern demands, Bob began to look for alternatives, finding the solution in a more "organic" philosophical tradition, characterized as Japanese Kaizen principles, but really originated by the American quality philosopher C. Edwards Deming. Browne completely transformed GPCC according to a Kaizen-Deming system that suited GPCC's particular circumstances. The transformation was a great and lasting success.
After years of relentless striving and burn-out, and then some wake-up calls and deep spiritual work, Chris Smith stopped holding back her authentic self and focused on freeing others to be the unique work of art each was created to be. Chris has made over 125 quilts and works of textile art, including award winners and some that have raised tens of thousands for charity. Her new book, Reap As You Sew: Spirit at Work in Quiltmaking, contains stories and practical exercises showing quilting and spirituality working together for women of different faiths and creative styles. A former attorney, Chris is also a Holy-Spirit led coach who combines the best of Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coaching and Convergence™ Coaching. For those open to it, she helps women through emotionally healing heart work and life-changing spiritual cleansing. At an energetic 65, Chris embodies her belief that it's never too late to express your creative potential and fulfill your sacred calling.
Coming from the Casa de Marshall basement, Kaizen Radio begins the journey to be THE place for everything you need to make you a better you. Welcome to this monumental event! Exploring a very wide range of topics, some fun and some not, but all real! Nothing is off limits as we dip into everyday life and obstacles us "common folk" encounter.
This week we are going to address the concept of PROCESS and the role it plays in overall time and energy management. Process is one of the topics that people may not have considered as part of time and energy management. Process is a key element of STRATEGY; one of the blades on my productivity windmill. The windmill has a gear mechanism that works from within. The smoother, more consistently and faster the blades turn, the more productive you tend to be. Process is the way that you do what you do. When it’s strong it is the mechanism that takes plans and turns them into results. Process actually oils the gears of the windmill and the it turns smoothly. But if process is weak it’s like tossing a wrench into the gears! All the planning in the world won’t bring you any closer to your goals if there isn’t a process for implementing them. Planning sets the standard while process implements that standard through structure. Process is the part of STRATEGY that bridges the gap to SUSTAINABILITY.
This week, Steven Drewes of Drewes Dynamics will be joining us to discuss cutting the fat from your processes so they are strong, effective and sustainable. Steven is the president of Drewes Dynamics, LLC and Lean Worldwide where their focus is to rapidly transform organizations and business cultures. They are committed to enhancing all business processes and continuously adding value to their customers. Steven is particularly known for his Kaizen Events where he teaches and implements his unique Lean System transforming businesses around the world.
Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with Jackie Nepola from Kaizen Beauty Academy about their program and grand re-opening party benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida.
September 10, 2011 @ 12 pm - 8405 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Florida. 33024 - 954-433-4442
See all the photo's from the event: http://jacquelinejax.com/2011/09/11/kaizen-beauty-students-make-a-wish-using-their-style-talent/
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There's a stereotype out there that creative people get angsty. I'm sure we do, but does it really happen more than others? And, well, everyone is creative, so doesn't everyone have angst from time to time? Today's show will be about how to turn your angst into good material for your creative work.
Let's talk about creativity here on Rebel Chick Radio, about all of the amazing gifts and fun, joy, and love that it can bring into our lives. Each week, I will talk about a creative tip, a piece of wisdom, or something to fuel you and help you to rock your creativity. I call this Creativity Talk. About Me: I'm Lisa Selow, a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach™, Author of A Rebel Chick Mystic's Guide, and Rock 'n Roll Rebel. I'm also an electric guitarist, singer, mixed media artist, crafter, and knitter. My website: http://lisaselow.com
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