GA 119 | How to Handle Skepticism with Brian Rotsaert

GA 119 | How to Handle Skepticism with Brian Rotsaert

By Steven Bonacorsi

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Today's guest is Brian Rotsaert. Brian and Ron discussed Brian's continuous improvement journey, including his experiences with coaching and mentoring over the years. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.
In this episode you'll learn:

Brian's background and his introduction to continuous improvement (4:05)
The quotes that inspire Brian (6:17)
Brian's defining moment (8:35)
How to handle skepticism (11:32)
Advice for those at the beginning of their lean journeys (14:27)
How to overcome elitism (16:01)
The mistakes Brian has witnessed (19:08)
What "Respect for People" means to Brian (22:41)
The best advice Brian has ever received (24:08)
Brian's personal productivity habit (27:16)
What Brian does to relax and recharge (28:15)
The knowledge area or skill Brian feels he needs to improve (29:26)
Brian's final words of wisdom (31:01)

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What Do You Think?
Have you ever had to deal with skepticism related to lean? What did you say and/or do?

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: July 14, 2016, 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.
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