GA 278 | Concentrating on Your Mission with Mark Smeets

GA 278 | Concentrating on Your Mission with Mark Smeets

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Mark Smeets. Mark shared some of the lessons he’s learned about lean over his career thus far, and how it’s inspired him to make changes in his personal life. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The two quotes that resonate with Mark (3:16)
  • Mark’s background (3:57)
  • How Mark got into lean (5:10)
  • The end result (14:31)
  • The main takeaway from Mark’s story (15:39)
  • Mark’s journey to better health (18:29)
  • An anecdote about his son (22:17)
  • What’s next for Mark (26:50)

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What Do You Think?

Have you ever found yourself in a work environment similar to Mark’s? How did you deal with it?




Original: https://blog.gembaacademy.com/2019/08/01/ga-278-concentrating-on-your-mission-with-mark-smeets/
By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: August 1, 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.