Podcast #298 – Billy Taylor, Lean Manufacturing Leadership, Part 2

The power of “extreme ownership” and engagement

Joining me again for Episode #298 is Billy R. Taylor, for Part 2 of a discussion we started in Episode #293.

Last week, a friend texted me last week and said he couldn’t wait for Part 2. He said he pulled off the road to take some notes when he listened to Part 1. So without further ado, here is Part 2.

Here, we discuss “extreme ownership,” why creating ownership is more important than forcing accountability, and important lessons he’s learned along the way.

Billy currently the Director of Commercial, Off Highway, and Support Manufacturing North America for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Over the past 20 years, he has risen from “the lowest level of the organization,” up through the manufacturing leadership ranks at Goodyear, including time as a Plant Director at facilities in Oklahoma and North Carolina.

He’s been “engaged in Lean” for over 15 years and he is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Billy has a BS in in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and an MBA from Baker University.