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Jim Benson on Applying Deming’s Ideas to Knowledge Work

Jim Benson, founding partner of the Modus Cooperendi and co-author of Personal Kanban is the guest on this Deming Podcast. In the podcast Jim discusses how to apply Deming ideas to knowledge work. I was actively looking for a set of guiding principles around what would create an actual human oriented, self-aware way of managing …

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Using Deming’s Management Ideas at an Auto Repair Company for the Last 30 Years

Louis Altazan, President of AGCO Automotive Corporation discusses the success AGCO has had applying Deming’s management system to their service organization (car repair). Listen to the podcast. Auto repair is basically finding root cause. If you don’t find the root cause, the problem is going to come back. You can’t just go in and make …

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Deming Podcast with Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent of the Leander Independent School District

Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent of the Leander Independent School District (ISD) in Texas joins us for the latest Deming Institute Podcast (download the podcast). Bret discusses Leander ISD’s efforts from the perspective of his 22 year journey as a teacher through his current role. In describing the Leander Way he says [We try to make …

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Improving Student Achievement at the Urbandale Community School District

Dr. Doug Stilwell, Superintendent of the Urbandale Community School District discusses applying Deming management methods in education (download the podcast). As Dr. Deming said “The people are not the problem, it’s the system. Doug talks about how many initiatives (from the state legislature and the department of education) he has seen in his 35 year …

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Transforming the Organization – Deming Podcast with David Langford

This is the 3rd Deming Institute podcast with David Langford: CEO and Founder of Langford International and Deming Institute Advisory Board member. Download the podcast. David begins by talking about why it is best to focus where you actually can have influence. It doesn’t do much good to worry about the national education system or …

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Doug Hall on Using Systems Thinking to Power Strategy, Innovation and Growth

In this podcast (download), Doug Hall, CEO and founder of Innovation Engineering and Eureka! Ranch shares his approach for taking Dr. Deming’s ideas systems thinking and applying that to strategy, innovation and growth. Doug shares the story of how his father introduced him to Dr. Deming and systems thinking in the late 1970’s. Doug’s father …

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Deming in Education: Education as a System

In this podcast (download) David Langford becomes the first repeat guest. David is the CEO and founder of Langford International and a Deming Institute Advisory Board member. David continues discussing his thoughts on using Deming’s ideas to improve education. By looking at education as a system and examining what the goals are you find a …

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Keith Sparkjoy on Adopting the Deming Management System at Pluralsight

Keith Sparkjoy, Cofounder and Culture Coach of Pluralsight discusses his “awakening” on their journey to keep Pluralsight’s healthy culture as they rapidly expanded (download the podcast). Keith started by reading Out of the Crisis and thought it would be tough to use that book as a tool to convince his cofounder and CEO that using …

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Monta Akin on The 20 Year Deming Journey at the Leander Independent School District

Monta Akin, Assistant Superintendent for Leander Independent School District in Leander, Texas joined Tripp Babbitt to record the latest podcast for the Deming Institute. Monta shares the compelling story of Leander Independent School District’s transformation to a Deming based management system. It begins when Monta was first introduced to Deming when she came across the …

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