The Just-in-Time Cafe Podcast
Command & Control Leadership Rehab, with Jamie V. Parker

Command & Control Leadership Rehab, with Jamie V. Parker

August 2, 2022
It's Episode 82 and the highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with the host of the Lean Leadership for Ops Managers Podcast, Jamie Parker. She calls herself a "Recovering Command & Control" manager and we'll find out how she uses that experience to help other leaders. Next up we’ve invited a power user to tell us about an app that helps you gather onsite data in an instant. And for Q&A we asked our community if they ever realized the best thing to do was to get out of the way.
 
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A Systemic Approach to #RootCauseRacism, with Deondra Wardelle

A Systemic Approach to #RootCauseRacism, with Deondra Wardelle

June 30, 2022
It's episode 81 and the highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with Visionary Leader Deondra Wardelle. They uncover how this Toyota Kata practitioner has put her considerable problem-solving skills to work supporting the #RootCauseRacism movement. Next up we’ll review an app that lets you collect, share, evaluate, experiment, incubate, & develop the best ideas in your organization. And for Q&A we asked our community if they ever got their customers “wrong.” Apparently that happens a lot more than you might think.
 
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Mending the Big Quit with Work Worth Doing, with Thomas Bertels

Mending the Big Quit with Work Worth Doing, with Thomas Bertels

May 31, 2022
It's episode 80 and the highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with Business Consultant Thomas Bertals. As the host of the "Work Matters" Podcast, he's developed a way to address the "Big Quit" with a novel problem-solving approach. For "Hot Apps" we review a bare-bones, no frills "post-it" app that lets you brainstorm across oceans. And for Q&A we asked our community how they helped people navigate the “messy middle” of process improvement.
 
More crowd-sourced wisdom for the cafe community.
 
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Building a Better World with Lean Construction, with Rebecca Snelling

Building a Better World with Lean Construction, with Rebecca Snelling

May 2, 2022
It's Episode 79 and the highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with Executive Leadership Coach Rebecca Snelling. As a board member of the Lean Construction Institute, she's seen what makes the Lean path work in the building industry. Next up it’s an app that provides an antidote to corporate silos. And on the same crucial topic, we asked our problem-solving community, “What have you seen that helps break down organizational silos?”
 
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Lean Six Sigma for the Greater Good, with Brion Hurley

Lean Six Sigma for the Greater Good, with Brion Hurley

April 1, 2022
It's Episode 78 and today’s highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with author Brion Hurley—host of the Lean Six Sigma for Good podcast. Brion is a Master Black Belt by day, but in his spare time he has dedicated himself to a book series documenting stories of Lean Six Sigma success in the nonprofit world—and that's good news for everybody! Next up we review an app that helps you dot your “i”s and cross your “t”s. And for Q&A, we asked our problem-solving community, “How do you make sure you make improvements “with” people instead of “to” them?” And our community responded!
 
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Lean Transformation at Illumina, with Pilar Zimmerman

Lean Transformation at Illumina, with Pilar Zimmerman

March 2, 2022
It's Episode 77 and the highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with Pilar Zimmerman, Operational Excellence Senior Manager at Illumina. Pilar helps drive strategy deployment and Continuous Improvement at Illumina’s San Diego site. Next up it’s an app that enhances any media with intuitive visuals that champion diversity. And for Q&A, we asked our problem-solving community if there were any downsides to using survey data to measure process improvement. The community weighed in on data, bias and going to the Gemba.
 
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Saving Lives With Lean, with Gemma Jones

Saving Lives With Lean, with Gemma Jones

February 1, 2022
It's Episode 76 and the highlight is Tracy and Elisabeth's interview with Gemma Jones, one of the founders of the Kata Girl Geeks. Gemma has developed a way to mobilize continuous improvement practitioners to help underserved and at-risk members of society, and she shares it for the first time ever at the cafe. Next up it’s an app that helps you do more...by doing nothing. And for Q&A, we asked our problem-solving community how they escape the impulse to compare themselves to others. They all told us they were better than us—kidding! They gave us some great techniques to avoid the trap of “compare & despair” …and how to stay focused on their own crucial work.
 
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Finance Meets Lean, with Nick Katko & Mike De Luca

Finance Meets Lean, with Nick Katko & Mike De Luca

January 3, 2022

It's Episode 75, and Tracy and Elisabeth got to talk money with Nick Katko and Mike DeLuca, co-authors of the new book, “Practicing Lean Accounting”. Mike and Nick are a seasoned duo, and they offered insights into the biggest source of waste in accounting processes—no, it’s not money. Next up it’s an app that sets you up to be a rockstar team builder. And for Q&A, our problem-solving community weighed in on how to deal with the classic “solution masquerading as a problem” known as “lack of training.”

 

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Girl Power in the Middle East, with Sabiha Mumtaz

Girl Power in the Middle East, with Sabiha Mumtaz

December 2, 2021
It's Episode 74 and Tracy and Elisabeth got to interview Dr. Sabiha Mumtaz from the University of Wollongong in Dubai. She’s got an innovative strategy for lifting women into leadership positions in the United Arab Emirates. Next up it’s a cool tool that lets you load videos, animation and an unlimited supply of presentation goodies into your PowerPoints. And for Q&A, they asked our problem-solving community if anyone had attempted to bring Lean into their homes—and what happened if they did.
 
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Kind Leaders Rule, with Karyn Ross

Kind Leaders Rule, with Karyn Ross

November 2, 2021

It's episode 73 and today’s highlight is our interview with Karyn Ross, author of her latest book, The Kind Leader. During the writing of her book, Karyn asked people to define “kindness”—she did not expect what she heard, so Tracy and Elisabeth get to the bottom of that. Next up it’s an app that provides you with professional presentation graphics to edit, refine and build on. And for Q&A, we asked our problem-solving community how they deal with the new work-from-home culture—and the rise of people being "on" 24-7.

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