About Me

My photo
Tampa, Florida, United States
9 year US Army veteran I break out my service time as follows: 6 years in Military Intelligence and 3 years as a Cavalry Scout. I went into Electronics repair for 10 years and for the last 5 years I have been a Project Manager and Lean Six Sigma Change Agent.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New website still running

The new website is up and the new title in iTunes is lean6leadership.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

New site New Podcast

For those on iTunes looking for the new podcast it will not be searchable for another day or so. However it is here.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

New episode on new website

New episode on the http://lean6leadership.com site it will be on iTunes in a couple of days under a new title.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Episode 25 is ready just not posted

I have recorded Episode 25 and formatted it. Just have not had time to get it up. I should have it up in the next 24 to 36 hours.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Episode 25 to be recorded the next two days

Starting the process of recording the next episode. Working the new website and building out the next level of the podcast.

I am looking into some equipment for the new podcast and have an idea of where I am going with it.

The next items to be discussed are how to modify Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management in any part of an organization. It will be a very difficult episode to put together. I will do what I can to keep it short.

Big shout out to http://artofpodcasting.com/.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Episode 24 issues

Looks like half of Episode 24 did not load. Sorry about that. I will go over the items in Episode 25. Most of what did not load was updates on the new website anyway.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Episode 24 New site updates and ISO v Six Sigma Myths

More updates and a breakdown of ISO v Six Sigma Myths in the business culture.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This sites future at lest for 2 weeks

There will be 3 more Podcasts here. I have recorded episode 24 and will go all the way to episode 26. After that everyting will be at http://lean6leadership.com/

Monday, February 6, 2012

Moving Day Scheduled

Well it looks like I have a moving day now. I will be conducting the transition starting now. All should be complete by February 28, 2012.

Over at http://lean6leadership.com/ I have a layout of what I will be doing for the first 12 to 15 podcast and the supporting blog items on the site under "site admin". Take a look as the functionality is now in place. I am still working on the widgets and other items to ensure I understand what I need to know about them. Also making sure that they do what I need them to do.

So leave a message here or at the usual places or even leave a comment there. I think you will like what I am going to do with all of this.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Updates and structure

Lean6leadership.com has basic structure and most of the functionality I want. I am using a lot of help from artofpodcasting.com.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Now Episode 23 Updates and What is Process.

In this episode I talk about what I am trying to do with the new website and where I want to go with all the ideas in my head. I also talk about what is continous improvement and process. This goes back over the basics in some ways. However it dose cover some higher level thinking in how to overcome reluctant management and serious resource constraints on projects.

This process of starting a new site and getting everything online takes a while. However I like the challenge. Everyday work, family, and this on the side makes for a very busy week. Not to mention keeps me out of a lot of trouble.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Other updates

Greetings all

I have secured the domain name and have hosting. Going through the learning process to set up the site. Quick rundown.

Established hosting
Registered the site name
Trying to get the FTP software loaded
Plugged in the Word Press options

Then the wife and son came home. After that all fell apart and have to be a few days before I can get things going. So if you go to lean6leadership.com you will see nothing up. I should hopefully have someting goin on very shortly.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Episode 22 is ready

Here it isepisode 22 with all of its flaws.

What is CI and how do you handle more than one generation of workers. Listen and find out.

Some prep for episode 22

During the episode I say it is episode 21. Sorry about that.

During the episode I will ask you to do something for me. I am looking at building up my own practice and for advertising or at least informational purposes I need some feed back. So to use what I will have in my advertising literature please look at my LinkdIn page and give me some criticism.


A link to look at

I keep saying in the podcasts that culture is very important. It is the character of your company. That character drives how you do things. To do an implementation it is vital to know what you can push and where.

Here is a link to a great article that goes into why understanding culture is so improtant when planning a project.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A split podcast comming

I am starting with what I promised in knowledge retention. that will be the first 20 min. Then 2 min of begging you to make comments at any one of the many outlest I have put together. Then another 20 min of The Future of Lean, Six Sigma and Project Management.

Going to be a fun ride on this one. Did a full record in the car on monday. Went to a PMI meeting and had to make changes. Have the rerecord of the 1st segment done. Tonight on the way home I'll do a rerecord of The Future segment. I'll have it up on thursday.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Future is change. The future has already happened.


I went to a local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) meeting last night. The presenter was the owner of a consulting company headquartered locally. The individual had a ton of experience in the IT industry. He has been working in it since before it was the IT industry.

Then today I listen to The Survival Podcast episode 819 http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/ and the host was talking about a very similar thing only from a diffrent perspective.

Change in technology was the subject of last nights discussion. Change to all brought about by technology was in the podcast.

I have every intention of discussing what is rumbling around in my head right now on the next podcast episode. However I need to get it structered in my head. however I will get a better post up here in the near future. I would recomend listening to the episode 819 of The Survival Podcast as I may refrence to it. This is not the first time this week I've heard refrences to the kinds of change coming. So that tells me the change has already happened and we do not realize it yet.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Episode 20 Rewards and Incentives


Here is the rewards and incentives episode.

Hopeing for a bit of contraversey.

Equiptment Upgrades

Well we have a new microphone and started the re record of the podcast for episode 20. Huge diffrence a day makes. Diffrent tone and a more positive outlook in regard to the subject matter. Also the sound is much improved, no more sounding like I'm talking through a blanket.

I'll try to get it up in the next day or so.

New Site still working

The upgrades and such for a new site is still a work in progress. I will be devoting some time to getting the pieces together. In the mean time I have been recording Episode 20. This one is a listener driven subject on incentives. I've recorded the first draft of the episode and intend to record the second today after I listen to it today.

Edits are in the work. Wife called me and the ring tone for her came in loud and clear and I was interrupted a few times and it is real bad. Also my headset got banged around pretty bad. It is functional but for how long I have no Idea. I will be purchasing a new one today.

Interesting things here as of tonight the local chapter of the APICS is having a short class on Lean and a bit of networking in the town in which I live. That takes place on 10 January 2012. I will not make it as I have other items to attend to. However I will be at the PMI Suncoast meeting on the 11th of January 2012. I am looking at other events to attend, about one a week in the area that I live.

Should I do another episode on Networking? If so please email me or leave a comment.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Episode 19 in the can

Well here it is for your pleasure.