Lean Blog — 501: Marcia Daszko on Dr. Deming; Pivot Disrupt Transform [Podcast]

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My guest for Episode #501 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Marcia Daszko, a speaker, workshop facilitator, and consultant.

For more than 25 years, she has passionately been speaking, consulting, and guiding executive teams in Fortune 500/private corporations; education, the U.S. Navy; and non-profits to achieve exponential success. 

Mentored by Dr. W. Edwards Deming, she is nominated for the International Deming Prize; and writes a leadership column for the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She has taught MBA classes at six universities.

Marcia’s author of the book Pivot Disrupt Transform: How Leaders Beat the Odds and Survive. She was also co-author of Turning Ideas into Impact: Insights from 16 Silicon Valley Consultants.

Questions, Notes, and Highlights:

  • How did you get connected to W. Edwards Deming?
  • What was it like spending time with Dr. Deming? 
  • Not just statistics? Challenging ideas like performance appraisals
  • “Change management is another management fad”
  • Tell us more about the consulting work that you’ve done and do?
  • “Identify your problems accurately to problem-solve”??
  • Helping leaders with “Accelerate efficient, effective data-driven decision-making”??
  • Accountability and responsibility — big difference
  • Am I blaming executives unfairly???
  • 3 Fundamental Business Strategies?
  • “Hope is not a business strategy”
  • Continual vs. Continuous?

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