State of Readiness | Billy Ray Taylor; Author of “The Winning Link”

State of Readiness | Billy Ray Taylor; Author of “The Winning Link”

Give a listen… Hello and welcome to another edition of State of Readiness with your host, Joseph Paris. Today I am happy to have Billy Ray Taylor, CEO of LinkedXL and author of “The Winning Link“ on my podcast. Billy previously worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years; starting off on the…

State of Readiness | Stephan Meyer; Sacred Cows

State of Readiness | Stephan Meyer; Sacred Cows

Give a listen… My guest today is Stephan Meyer PhD, CEO of Almademey Ltd. I have known Stephen for some years now, he being one of the first professionals when I arrived in Germany over a decade ago. I have always found our conversations quite interesting. Like me, he knows you can’t hit home-runs without…

State of Readiness | Larry Long Jr; Author of JOLT!

State of Readiness | Larry Long Jr; Author of JOLT!

Give a listen… My guest today is Larry Long Jr Larry Long Jr is the Founder and CEO of LLJR Enterprises, which focuses on sales motivation, inspiration, training & coaching. He is the host of the ‘Midweek Midday Motivational Minute’ and Author of JOLT! (*released May 19th). As a former college athlete (Go Terps! He…

State of Readiness | Tim Pettry; CI Program Director, Cleveland Clinic

State of Readiness | Tim Pettry; CI Program Director, Cleveland Clinic

Give a listen… My guest today is Tim Pettry, Program Director for Continuous Improvement at the Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General (CCAG) Hospital where he directs the implementation of a Culture of Improvement for over 5,500 caregivers, utilizing the Cleveland Clinic Improvement Model. One of the biggest “take-aways” of this conversation is the difference in syntax…

State of Readiness | Kevin Robinson, Toyota Alumni

State of Readiness | Kevin Robinson, Toyota Alumni

About the Podcast My guest today is Kevin Robinson, Managing Director of OPEX Performance Solutions Ltd and Toyota Alumni; having spent over 28 years at Toyota UK at the Deeside Engine Plant; starting as an Engineer in 1991 and working his way up the ranks until retiring as the General Manager of Manufacturing Operations. Rather…

State of Readiness | Sam Smolik “The Power of Goal Zero”

State of Readiness | Sam Smolik “The Power of Goal Zero”

My guest today is Sam Smolik, SVP Americas Manufacturing (retired) for LyondellBasell and author of the book, “The Power of Goal Zero“. After his retirement, Sam decided to share the lessons learned during his journey and years of experience – the best practices and techniques for achieving Operational Excellence – and that led him to…