Lean Blog — 488: D. Lynn Kelley on her Book ”Change Questions,” Lean and Deming

This episode is available only to paid Apple Podcasts Subscribers until its public release on October 18th.

The episode’s web page will be https://leanblog.org/488 (coming Oct 18).

Our guest today is D. Lynn Kelley! She is author, with John Shook (who has been a guest here many times), of the new book, Change Questions: A Playbook for Effective and Lasting Organizational Change.

Lynn currently serves as a senior advisor to BBH Capital Partners.

Following a career highlighted by leadership roles in engineering, supply chain, and continuous improvement in various industries, Kelley retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2018.

At Union Pacific, she was senior vice president of supply chain and continuous improvement. She was also the executive co-owner of the company’s innovation program.

Before joining Union Pacific, Kelley was vice president of operational excellence, an officer and a member of the executive leadership team at Textron.

Kelley holds a PhD in evaluation and research and taught undergraduate and graduate statistics courses. Before becoming a professor, she held the positions of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Doctors Hospital in Detroit.