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  • 00:12

    Legal Lean Sigma with Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD

    in Legal

    Learn how firms can foster efficiency to increase value to clients and gain competitive advantage. Want to hear more? Register for ALA's Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, May 22-25, to attend the Advanced Profitability Track of educational sessions.


    Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Legal Lean Sigma Institute LLC. She is a former corporate counsel and law firm executive who now teaches and provides training and consulting services in process improvement and project management, strategic planning, marketing and business development. A Lean Sigma® Black Belt and certified Six Sigma Green Belt, MacDonagh is an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School and George Washington University’s Masters in Law Firm Management. She is Chief Enthusiasm Officer of The Mocktail and The Legal MocktailTM and the author of Lean and Six Sigma in Law Firms.

  • Lean Office with Tracy Parks

    in Business

    The revolution in Lean and Six Sigma have done wonders for the manufacturers capable of embracing them. Healthcare is working hard at embracing Lean now as well. What about those of us who do office work? Can we become Lean? Does Lean even make sense in an office?


    Properly adapted, Lean principles can improve any process anywhere, and guest expert Tracy Parks specializes in helping offices run Lean. Learn how you can simplify workflow, eliminate waste and improve efficiency.


    Tracy Parks, CEO & Founder is a gifted, engaging and enthusiastic leader, speaker, and experienced trainer, passionate about developing and delivering innovative and practical solutions and imparting skill development to help clients manage information more efficiently.


    Having spent 25 years as an entrepreneur and business owner, Tracy created Simplicated LLC out of her desire to share the lessons learned throughout her career. As the founder and owner of four successful businesses, she fully appreciates the pressures facing the business professional.


    See more at http://www.simplicated.com/

  • 02:00

    Owen Lean - The Bachelor Of Magic

    in Performing Arts

    On this episode of Teal Gray Worldwide Radio, our special guest is Owen Lean a.k.a. "The Bachelor of Magic." 


    Questions? Comments? Connect with show hosts: Teal Gray & Tui Snider. Be sure to follow @TGWWradio on Twitter!


    Owen Lean, The Bachelor Of Magic, has been turning awkwardness into confidence ever since 2006, when he graduated with the world's first degree in street magic. 


    Yes. You read that right!


    When Owen received his degree he made the front page of the Irish Times, and several other national newspapers. A year later his house burned down and he lost everything he owned, but he refused to let that hold him back. 


    Owen Lean has been traveling the planet ever since, performing his unique miracles, taking away people's fears and "Entertaining those without even the remotest interest in magic" - The Irish Times.


    From just one person in a teaching environment, to thousands of people at an festival at event, Owen turns awkwardness into confidence through magic, British wit and "an ability to communicate beyond cultures." - LEAD International.


    For more information, check out Owen's websites: http://roadmage.com/  and http://www.owenlean.com/

  • 01:00

    Start Your Productive Year with LEAN Thinking

    in Business

    How you start the new year will set the tone and pace for the rest of the year. It isnt about the resolutions it is about the follow through. If the goals and resolutions you create are realistic the main reason people dont follow through is all mindset. 


    We will start the year off the year of productivity by talking about Lean as a mindset, so we can shift the way we look at things. Many people first heard about Lean as part of manufacturing. It is most quantifiable in this atmosphere but can be applied anywhere and everywhere.


    On this show we are going to teach you what LEAN is and how simple it can be to identify and eliminate waste. In addition we will look at why people fail in their implementation and YOU can avoid it.


    Todays Guest: Paul Akers


    Paul Akers is founder and president of FastCap, an international product development with distribution in 40 countries.


    FastCap based in Bellingham Washington launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and is regarded as a lean leader among American manufacturers.  The grandchild of Greek immigrants, Paul was born and raised in Southern California where he graduated with honors from Biola University.  He Worked in Pasadena restoring historical homes and taught Highschool industrial arts.


    His Passion is teaching others how to implement Lean thinking in their own business and personal life.  Paul has worked with the US navy, IDF Israel Defense Forces, major European Banks as well companies and organization all over the world . Paul is a master craftsman, gardener, and designer. He built his home aGreene and Greene style house in Bellingham, Washington, as well as the furniture and guitars.

  • 00:26

    The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Robert Mason and Barry Evans, co-authors of the book ‘The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco. It was published in September of 2015 and you can read my review on Buyers Meeting Point. 


    Barry Evans spent time working at Tesco as a Lean Process Manager where he developed ways in which lean thinking could be applied to Tesco’s supply chain.  He has also joined the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff Business School as a Senior Research Associate.


    Robert Mason is a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School and has led many business research projects with Tesco as a partner.


    In this conversation we discuss:



    The lessons learned at Tesco that the business leaders of today and tomorrow should embrace
    What having a 'lean supply chain' means in grocery retail
    The changes being seen in consumer behavior today and what businesses need to do in response


    You may also be interested in reading 'Key Trends Transforming the Food Retail Landscape' by the authors on the Kogan Page Blog or 'A Personal Look at Tesco and the Resiliency of their Supply Chain' on Buyers Meeting Point.


     

  • 00:11

    "LEAN on ME"

    in Spirituality

    "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." JOHN 14:6...It's time for us to lean on JESUS...He is liable, He is Faithful. He Is Alive. 

  • 01:00

    MyNDTALK - The Lean Anthology

    in Psychology

    The Lean Anthology
    Rebecca Goldberg is a woman of many hats - going from a single woman to a married mom, to a single mom and then a business consultant - her story is one that will resonate with many.  Rebecca uses her business acumen to restructure her single parent life in a way that is healthy and affirming for her and her children.  Learn from her experiences and take The Lean Anthology into your life - make it work for you! ? 

  • 01:02

    s5-e1 Lean Manufacturing followed by Purchasing Managers Index Reports

    in News

    Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET – Join Christian Koestler, Vice President of Operations for STIHL, Inc., and Michael Daly, Director of Operations for Hypertherm, as they discuss lean manufacturing and eliminating waste and overburdened systems from your manufacturing processes with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss.  Then stay on as Norbert Orr, Director and Head of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners and the former Chair of the Institute of Supply Managment’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee provides comparative commentary on 18 Purchasing Managers Index reports that are compiled worldwide and find out how and why they’re performing as they are.

  • 00:31

    The Whole Life Lean Plan - Stress Buster Secret # 67

    in Health

    Stephanie Stanfield, Ph.D., stress expert and energy therapy practitioner, shares her vast experience and research of health, healing and stress management into an entertaining and educational format.


    Today's guest is Gregory Garwood, creator of the Whole Life Lean Plan.


    Greg is an Author, Consultant, Coach, & Speaker who is life long student and teacher of achieving happiness and wellness. In the last several years he has experienced extremely high success for himself and others while focused on the psychology of abundance, leadership, and success principles combined with nutrition and exercise. 


    Greg discusses such important topics like eating different foods at different times for maximum effectiveness as well as informing us about:



    How is what he does different from other Wellness Experts?
    How his unique program help people reduce stress?
    What is his trademarked principle of Nutri-Cycling™?
    What is the Minimum Effective Dose, and what does that mean for us?
    How his focus is client centered and customized as well as what that means?
    What stress management tip or skill can you provide our listeners that they can do right away?
    How does it get any better than this?


    Are you curious as to what you can do to feel more energized, be more efficient, feel happier, and have the changes you choose in your life? Spend some time with Dr. Steph and enjoy the journey to a healthier and more purposeful life!


     

  • 00:19

    An Entrepreneur's Guide to a Lean Business Plan

    in Marketing

    Harness your marketing potential, capitalize on your capabilities and tap into the power of community, conversation and commentary on The Marketing Mojo Show, a 15-minute podcast and Twitter chat for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. 


    On this episode, find out why your small business needs a plan from Tim Berry, the founder of Palo Alto Software, author of Hurdle: The Book on Business Planning and official business plan expert at Entrepreneur.com.  And whether you're just getting started or are off and running, you'll gain insiight on how to craft a lean business plus get an introduction to a new concept and soon-to-be-published book, Lean Business Planning. Stir the conversation with a response to our question of the month:  Does your company have a formal business plan? Tag responses with #mymarketingmojo for a chance to hear your comment during the live episode and to participate in the live chat.


    The Marketing Mojo Show is produced by LGK Marketing, a&n

  • 00:30

    Learning from Lean Healthcare - with Mark Graban

    in Business

    What can any CEO or business owner -- or any manager -- learn from the Lean movement, and especially, the growing adoption of Lean by the healthcare industry? How can you cut costs, improve quality, and boost employee engagement and work satisfaction, all at once?


    My guest is Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and an expert on helping firms adop Lean thinking and Lean practices. 


    Mark has made Lean his career focus for nearly 20 years – starting with studying Dr. Deming’s work as an undergraduate engineering student at Northwestern University, then formally studying Lean in the classroom at Northwestern and as a master’s student at MIT, and then receiving extensive on-the-job mentoring and training.


    Mark has led and participated in Lean transformations in manufacturing and healthcare organizations. His books include Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and more.