The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Podcast


David Langford - "Stop Doing the Wrong Thing Righter" to Start Changing the Education System

This week's podcast features David Langford, CEO and Founder of Langford International, Inc. and Deming Institute Advisory Board member.

In David's third podcast he explores ways to get started in employing the Deming philosophy in education. In many instances this requires an "out of body experience"; stop playing the blame game, stop being a victim. He tells us to stop worrying about the bigger system and start optimizing the performance of the group, which you have influence over. 

David shares an example of a student whose "new" knowledge and appreciation for a system led to a study of the most common systemic questions asked by students. Listen as he reviews what they learned - to stop wasting time on things that are not meaningful, to start concentrating on things that are and get those to a higher degree of performance and to concentrate on deep learning experiences with lasting impact.

David explores how a small group of committed people working in a consistent fashion can transform an organization. You don't have to be "all in" to create transformation. It can start with you.

Direct download: DemingEpisode17.m4a
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