Discovering the Benefits of Data-Driven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with Dr. Randal Pinkett – Lean Blog Podcast

Dr. Randal Pinkett is an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, author, media personality and DEI expert who is leading the way in business, technology and equity for all. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a global, multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm whose mission is to provide insights about diverse […]

Applying Continuous Improvement in K-12 Education in Halifax County with Dr. Eric Cunningham – JIT Cafe Podcast

Dr. Eric Cunningham is the dynamic Superintendent for Halifax County Schools in North Carolina. He’s got some inspiring insights on how to build problem solvers in education, and how he drives the use of process maps, fishbone diagrams and 5 Whys. He also discusses how to meet people where they are with process improvement. You […]

Using Six Sigma to Address Racial Equity with Joy Mason – Lean Six Sigma for Good

In a recent interview, Joy Mason, CEO and founder of Optimist Business Solutions discusses her background in continuous improvement, what led to the creation of The Six Sigma Racial Equity Institute™ (SSREI), along with some project examples. SSREI is an innovative leadership program designed to upskill Black Women to be complex problem solvers. She also […]

Measuring The Wrong Things The Wrong Way in the Social Sector – The Stand Together Podcast

In this podcast, Evan Feinberg and Dr. Todd Rose unpack some of the broken paradigms that exist in philanthropy and exploring some necessary shifts in that vision. They discuss the science of individuality, and assumptions that the average is a real thing that represents most people, when in fact it doesn’t represent anyone. What if […]

Six Sigma Racial Equity Initiative in Indianapolis – Innovation, Agilité & Excellence Podcast

Joy Mason discusses her background, and her work creating the Six Sigma Racial Equity Initiative with podcast host Veronica Marquez. The initiative is designed to upskill Black women in the Indianapolis community with strategies and tools for critical thinking and complex problem-solving. Each program cohort includes training and certification provided by a local university. The […]

Private and Public Sector Continuous Improvement with Drew Erdmann – The Lean Solutions Podcast

Patrick Adams interviews Drew Erdmann, who served as the chief operating officer of the state of Missouri from February 2017 to April 2021. Under two governors, he was responsible for leading the management transformation across the state of Missouri’s 16 Cabinet departments, which equates to roughly 45,000 employees. He talks about his private and public […]