Lean Blog Interviews — 436: Cindy Young, PhD on Knowledge Management and Lean

Founder/CEO of CJ Young Consulting, LLC

Episode page: https://www.leanblog.org/436

My guest for Episode #436 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Dr. Cynthia J. Young, PMP, LSS MBB, CMQ-OE, the Founder/CEO of CJ Young Consulting, LLC.

Cindy helps organizations optimize human-centric knowledge to increase trust and support collaboration and inclusion. She is a TEDx Speaker, an HBR Contributor, and a Veteran (23 years in the U.S. Navy)

She is also a Curriculum Developer and Instructor with Leidos, an engineering and defense contractor.

Cindy is also presenting a webinar on February 10th, part of the KaiNexus CI Webinar series… learn more and register here:

Impactful Methods to Benefit Organizational Knowledge Management and Continuous Improvement Efforts

She is also leading an upcoming “Knowledge Management Bootcamp.”

Today, we discuss topics and questions including:

  • Origin story as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt? –> In the Navy
  • Combining LSS, PMP, CMQ-OE certifications?
  • What is “knowledge management” in the context of organizations? Leadership & technology??
  • Five Ways to Protect Yourself from a Layoff Using Knowledge Management
    • We should “Resist hoarding knowledge” — is that counterintuitive?
  • This sharing had big benefits to you and your career?
  • Breaking down silos?
  • Applying KM to Lean and applying Lean to KM?
  • Waste of capturing knowledge that doesn’t get used?
  • Examples of good practices? 
  • Mistakes people make with knowledge?

The podcast is sponsored by Stiles Associates, now in their 30th year of business. They are the go-to Lean recruiting firm serving the manufacturing, private equity, and healthcare industries. Learn more.

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