GA 265 | Finding Your Best Way with William Harvey

GA 265 | Finding Your Best Way with William Harvey

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Dr. William Harvey. William and Ron discussed William’s research on Toyota Kata, including his process and what he learned from other lean thinkers. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How William first learned about lean (3:14)
  • His start in the Marine Corps (4:45)
  • A quote from Henry David Thoreau (5:19)
  • How William learned to manage the process (6:06)
  • William’s research (8:27)
  • Karyn Ross’s role (9:07)
  • His process (11:21)
  • A story about Toyota Kata (12:27)
  • Ron’s story about sports and deliberate practice (15:47)
  • What William learned from Jess Orr (22:31)
  • What surprised William during his research (26:43)
  • The Implementation stage (29:51)
  • The Execution stage (31:31)
  • The Sustainment stage (32:41)
  • William’s current and target conditions (40:41)
  • His definition of success (41:31)

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By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: May 2, 2019, 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.