GA 246 | How to Admit When You’re Struggling with Gary Peterson

GA 246 | How to Admit When You’re Struggling with Gary Peterson

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Gary Peterson. Gary talked about his company O.C. Tanner’s lean journey, and shared some vulnerable anecdotes about failure, asking for help, and owning up to your mistakes.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Gary (1:54)
  • Gary’s background (3:18)
  • About O.C. Tanner (5:53)
  • The company’s journey with lean (8:16)
  • How they manage new ideas (11:40)
  • An example of a personal failure (18:46)
  • How they use their own products (27:20)
  • His advice for new managers (30:57)

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Original: https://blog.gembaacademy.com/2018/12/20/ga-246-how-to-admit-when-youre-struggling-with-gary-peterson/
By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: December 20, 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.
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- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
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