GA 222 | How to Sustain Improvements with Brian DeVries

GA 222 | How to Sustain Improvements with Brian DeVries

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Brian DeVries. Ron and Brian talked about sustaining improvements and showing empathy throughout the process. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brian’s background (2:01)
  • About Brian’s company, Zeeland Farm Services (4:50)
  • Their lean journey (6:08)
  • Why we struggle to sustain improvements (7:56)
  • The three components (11:38)
  • About the empathy tools (13:20)
  • What empathy means to Brian (15:59)
  • Balancing empathy with the need to survive (17:55)
  • Brian’s tagline (20:10)
  • The future of lean (25:01)
  • Where most people struggle (26:36)
  • The area of lean Brian struggles with (28:47)
  • Bad advice that Brian has received (30:19)
  • Brian’s final words of wisdom (31:46)

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By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: July 5, 2018, 10:00 am

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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.