Author: Thomas West, MBB

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 40 Episode 40 Leadership speech acts Do you know what Leadership Speech Acts are? I didn't either. But now that I know what they are, you can bet I will be more intentional in using my words to shape the future. Huge thanks to...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 39 Episode 39 hire by design: design thinking in hr In Episode 39, I have the great privilege of nerding out with the bestselling author, Jodi Brandstetter as we discuss how the improvement method, Design Thinking in HR can be applied to -  help...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 38 Episode 38 Becoming an Improvement Generalist In Episode 38, AJ Hobbs and I discuss the multiple ways an belt can add value to an organization. During our conversation we discuss the advantages of becoming a generalist when it comes to improvement. We can...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 37 Episode 37 importance of Process Mapping at the Speed of Conversation In Episode 37, I get to nerd out with Craig Willis about the importance of process mapping. Craig's goal is to make process mapping and analysis easy and accessible so that anyone can...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 36 Episode 36 Wabi Sabi In Episode 36: Wabi Sabi, guest Minid Epstein gives the Improvement Nerds audience permission to be their authentic selves. To embrace their imperfections and to go forward even when you don't have it all figured out.By practicing Wabi Sabi,...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 35 Episode 35 Designing Your Career Have you found yourself at a career crossroads and not known what to do? Think designing your career.In Episode 35, Marla Holdread shares that the best thing to do when at a career crossroad, is to think like...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 34 Episode 34 Best Places to Work In Episode 34 I have the chance to nerd out with Angie Redmon about some of the strategies that an organization can employ to help improve their work culture, while embarking on a journey to become one...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 33 Episode 33 Servant Leadership Episode 33: Servant Leadership is timely for two reasons. One is that the episode is about servant leadership. And the other reason is that the episode airs shortly after Veterans Day.Our guest Tom Crea, joins us and nerds out...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 32 episode 32 streaking mastery Episode 32 is so streaking awesome. Join me, Jami Downs, and Jeffrey Downs as we nerd out about streaking mastery – not the streaking you’re thinking. This streaking includes creating a “be statement”, setting a goal, and then streaking...

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 31 Episode 31 Design Thinking in an Agile Way How many creative types do you know that can nerd out about Design Thinking and Agile Project Management?Yeah, not many.My guest for Episode 31, Sheena Birt, does that and opens the door for how combining...