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Podcast 0031: Change management, with Devon Persing

Listen to the episode Change management, readiness and adoption, otherwise pulling nerds across the chasm. Whatever you call it, it’s important work that my guest and I are accidentally getting better at. A conversation with Devon Persing. Discussed: remote work, organizational and individual change, Muppets. • Episode transcripts• Support the show by giving to the …

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Podcast transcript 0030: The mountain, the muddle, and the morning after the earthquake

Listen to the episode Transcript Welcome to Improve Something Today. I’m Brian. Each episode I bring you an idea from the world of lean and continuous improvement. I’ve enjoyed the conversations I’ve been able to share in the last few episodes, and I’ll be bringing you more soon. But today, I wanted to reflect on …

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Podcast transcript 0020: Bought and sold and bought again

Link to podcast episode. Transcript Reading: ‘No Thanks’. That was ‘No Thanks’, a poem by Nven Mrgan , who describes it as “A poem made up of ad-closing link text.” I’ve been thinking about storytelling lately. We’re wired for stories, aren’t we? In the ‘No Thanks’ poem, we can instantly recognize the inauthenticity in these ad …

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Podcast transcript 0021: Not knowing

Link to podcast episode. Transcript Over the past two years or so, I’ve developed a meditation practice and have spent a lot of time sitting. Now most of the methods and techniques that have benefited me, and some of the people I learn with, come from Buddhist traditions, and increasingly that’s put me into a …

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Podcast transcript 0023: Bottlenecks

Link to podcast episode. Transcript What is a bottleneck? Simple enough, but linger with me for just a moment. Imagine an hourglass. You got sand or whatever in both bulbs. And in the middle, the neck gets skinny, and that’s where the sand falls through. But this image of the hourglass contains everything you need …

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Podcast transcript 0024: Options

Listen to the podcast episode. Transcript We like to have options. Whether it’s expressed as alternatives to choose from, or cash in hand, or ability to change, options are important to us. We aren’t meant to be confined.  If you really investigate your own feelings about options, I bet you’ll uncover a few things. First, …

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Podcast transcript 0029: Respect for people, with Fabian Jimenez

Listen to the podcast episode. Transcript Brian: Welcome back to Improve Something Today. I’m Brian. Each episode, I bring you an idea from the world of lean and continuous improvement, and I’m joined today by my colleague, Fabian Jimenez. We will be talking about respect for people, which is such an exciting and important topic. I …

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Podcast transcript 0028: Consensus and agreement, with Andre Helmstetter

Listen to the podcast episode. Transcript Brian: Welcome to Improve Something Today. I’m Brian Kerr. Each episode, I bring you an idea from the world of lean and continuous improvement. And today I have one of the few things in the world that’s even better than an idea. I have a person, my dear friend and …

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