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Oct 20, 2018

In our latest podcast for October 2018, Tripp interviewed Southern Utah University Professor Ravi Roy and Department of Aviation Director, Michael ("Mike") Mower, following their presentation at The Deming Institute's 2018 Conference.

Highlights include:

  • Changing aviation training through the Deming Philosophy
  • Mike meets Kevin Cahill during a visit to SUU to deliver a convocation lecture
  • Not always a fun message of valuing collaboration
  • Shifting away from a conflicting public / private partnership in the Department of Aviation
  • A management style of using carrots and sticks
  • Moving away from management by fear, with zero creativity
  • A feeling of being entrenched in the prevailing system of management
  • Applications beyond Department of Aviation
  • Reaching graduate students from the public sector with the Deming Philosophy
  • The reaction of staff members to the adoption of the Deming Philosophy
  • The world of aviation is dynamic, while university environments are more static
  • The impact of short memories; Deming – Now More Than Ever!
  • The mindset for embracing the Deming Philosophy
  • Support from SUU President Scott Wyatt while facing eminent failure
  • Investing in the future
  • The Deming Institute’s incubator at SUU
  • The 3rd annual Bryce Canyon Society Forum, April 4th, 2019
  • Leading by example, spreading the Deming Philosophy beyond SUU
  • Seeking change with a march on Washington, DC
  • Success in having the Senate and Congress pass a Maintenance Training Modernization Bill inspired by SUU, with details at this link
  • With this new bill, SUU will be the first in the US to change 60-year old aircraft maintenance training and practices
  • Moving from fear of the future to hope in the future