Lean Leadership

with Brad Cairns

Episode 009

 
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Our interview with the energetic face of The Center for Lean Learning and Best Damn Doors is a conversation every leader should listen to. Brad Cairns has traveled across the world and toured many shops implementing lean strategies. His unique outlook and experience is something we can all learn from not only as manufacturers, but more importantly as leaders.

Lean is a very hot topic right now with the rise of "2 Second Lean" by Paul Akers. Brad has developed many of his techniques from Paul's book and created his own 3 step method of Lean Leadership:

  • Sequencing factory

  • Failing forward

  • Lean Leadership

In Brad’s words, there is only one thing a lean leader needs to be successful: become an avid learner. Never stop learning and stay passionately curious about the world around you. Learn constantly and you will continue to get better and better as a person and as a leader.  

 

We hope you enjoy this episode of the Push Thru Podcast!

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Quick Cuts

Best advice or quote

"We cannot solve problems with the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Personal habit/trait that makes you more successful

“I truly love my people .”

What does the future of our industry look like?

“If you're not doing it online - you're not doing it.”

1 resource, app, or anything that makes you better

“Voxer, What's App, and Trello.”

1 book that you consider to be your favorite

2 Second Lean by Paul Akers

The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

 

Show Notes

Brad Cairns is the energetic face behind The Center for Lean Learning and Best Damn Doors. His unique outlook and experience with Lean is something we can all learn from not only as manufacturers, but more importantly as leaders.

 

Links:

For more on The Center for Lean Learning: http://bit.ly/2EtvCeo

For more on Best Damn Doors: http://bit.ly/2EFqkvT

To get in contact with Brad Cairns: brad@bestdamndoors.ca

To get Voxer: http://bit.ly/2n0NOBs

To get Trello: http://bit.ly/2pJp1FJ

For 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers: http://bit.ly/2BFl7hV

For The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni: http://amzn.to/2CmvrvG

For The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey: http://amzn.to/2o1boOO

For The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt: http://amzn.to/2EtJm9g

For great articles on the Cabinet Industry: http://bit.ly/2lg7UpA

To learn more about Ultimate Cabinet Components: http://bit.ly/2lwT5Qw

To get in contact with Jeff Finney: http://bit.ly/2BZbzTZ