37 minutes | Mar 15th 2016

Episode 031: Mike Orzen – How to Get Your Desired Results With Your Lean Efforts, Part One

Today’s guest is the first part of a two part series with Mike Orzen. Mike is Founder and President of Mike Orzen & Associates, which emphasizes the development of people, business process capability, and leveraging information technology to drive a culture of operational excellence. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor with The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute. Mike delivers a unique blend of Lean, Six Sigma, IT and Operations. He has been consulting and coaching for over 20 years. His career includes the successful application of Lean in many environments including Manufacturing and Service industries, Supply-Chain, IT, Insurance, Healthcare, Aerospace, and Food and Beverage. He has been plant manager of a medical implants facility, and spearheaded strategic planning and Project Management Office practices in several organizations. Mike’s experience includes systems design, enterprise-wide project management and large-scale roll out of Lean initiatives in global companies as guide and coach. Mike is also a Shingo Award Winning co author of “Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise.” In this first part of our interview, Mike and I talk about * His personal development path and experiences with lean * The role that meditation and mindfulness has played in his lean journey success * The pitfalls of tool based learning * The infinite possibilities of personal and professional growth with Lean. We will release part two of this conversation next week. Interview Links Headspace Meditation App Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise Connect with Mike on Twitter Connect with Mike on LinkedIn Sponsor Links Get a Free Audio Book from Audible.com Schedule a Free 15 minute Call with Chris    
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