GA 196 | How to Name Lean with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

GA 196 | How to Name Lean with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie explained a question they asked on LinkedIn recently regarding the “lean” label and what other words might suit this incredible movement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What Tracey and Ernie are up to (1:51)
  • The question they asked on LinkedIn (4:53)
  • Why they asked it (6:24)
  • What they learned from the responses (7:48)
  • What surprised them (9:06)
  • The top phrases used (10:23)
  • The names they would have suggested (12:03)
  • Whether or not the term “lean” is here to stay (16:38)
  • The universal definition of lean (18:50)
  • Reflecting on 2017 (21:01)
  • About their book, The Toyota Engagement Equation (25:02)
  • What’s new for Tracey and Ernie (27:45)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.