Unlocking Creativity in Problem-Solving with Durward Sobek of Montana State University-Bozeman

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-29-24

  In this People Solve Problems podcast episode, Jamie Flinchbaugh engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Durward Sobek, Vice Provost at Montana State University-Bozeman. They go into the challenges and nuances of solving ill-defined and open-ended problems, particularly in the realm of product development. Durward brings his extensive experience to

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Joshua Ehrig on Mastering Problem-Solving in Entrepreneurship – Lehigh University Insights

by Susan Winter on 02-15-24

In the latest episode of the “People Solve Problems” podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh welcomes Joshua Ehrig, Professor of Practice at Lehigh University. Joshua shares insightful perspectives on problem-solving within the realms of entrepreneurship, business model innovation, and corporate innovation. Joshua begins by highlighting the critical importance of identifying the root

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Navigating Change with Andrea Jones: Agile Project Management at AJC

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-01-24

  In this episode of the People Solve Problems podcast,  host Jamie Flinchbaugh engages in a deep and insightful conversation with Andrea Jones, the founder of AJC. Andrea shares her extensive knowledge and experiences in project management and change implementation, particularly in mid-market companies. She introduces her unique framework, Executeagility,

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Strategic Problem-Solving in Government: A Conversation with Frank Nestore of Mathtech

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-18-24

In this episode of People Solve Problems, host Jamie Flinchbaugh invites a thought-provoking guest, Frank Nestore, Vice President at Mathtech’s public sector consulting practice. The episode delves into the intricate world of problem-solving within governmental agencies, a realm where Frank has extensive experience and deep insights. Frank begins by outlining

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Steve Spear on Collaborative Problem-Solving at See to Solve LLC

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-04-24

In the latest episode of People Solve Problems, Jamie Flinchbaugh has an engaging discussion with Steve Spear, the Founder of See to Solve LLC and Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. Steve, renowned for his expertise in operational excellence and leadership, delves into the intricacies of problem-solving and

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Leading Change in Manufacturing: Mel Zehnpfennig of Dynamic Improvement Group

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-21-23

In this episode of “People Solve Problems,” Jamie Flinchbaugh engages in an enlightening conversation with Mel Zehnpfennig, Managing Partner at Dynamic Improvement Group. With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades in lean manufacturing, Mel shares his approach to tackling complex problems in various industries, from automotive to more

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Lean Whiskey Episode 43

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-08-23

In Episode 43, Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban begin by talking about each of our interviews regarding the new book by Steve Spear and Gene Kim, Wiring the Winning Organization. Mark interviewed Steve and Gene for the LeanBlog podcast, and Jamie interviewed Steve for a forthcoming episode of People Solve

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John McCullough: Pragmatic Problem-Solving at Sharp Services

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-07-23

In the People Solve Problems podcast, hosted by Jamie Flinchbaugh, John McCullough, Director of Continuous Improvement at Sharp Services, shares his expertise and experiences in problem-solving within the pharmaceutical industry. John, a global continuous improvement leader, strategic thought partner, and change agent, also extends his lean journey expertise to various

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Dr. Zacharia: Adaptive Problem-Solving – Lehigh University

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-21-23

On this episode “People Solve Problems” podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh hosts Dr. Zach G. Zacharia, the Interim Department Chair (DATA) and Associate Professor at Lehigh University and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh. Dr. Zacharia, with his extensive background in Supply Chain Management, shares his insights on

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Cindy Hinds: Leading Through Coaching at A.O. Smith

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-26-23

  In this episode of the “People Solve Problems” podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh sits down with guest, Cindy Hinds, the Global Director of Enterprise Excellence at A.O. Smith. Cindy brings with her a wealth of knowledge, boasting over 25 years of experience in implementing Lean principles within organizations. Their conversation

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