Podcast:

Lean Leadership For Ops Managers

Gratitude – Thinking to Acting | 016

Gratitude – Thinking to Acting | 016

So often, our natural state is to see the problems. To see what’s not working. To see the negative stuff that needs to be corrected. It’s normal because in our management roles, we have a responsibility to right the wrong and to improve. This episode dives into how we can use the thought process of gratitude as well as the action of gratitude to help us show up better and make people’s days.

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Don’t Succumb to Command & Control | 014

Don’t Succumb to Command & Control | 014

Today we’ll dive deeper into The 5 Leadership Interactions that collectively build your relationships with team members. When we create awareness of our interactions, then we can better understand our current state and then purposefully choose how we want to interact with team members.

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What is Lean Leadership? | 013

What is Lean Leadership? | 013

What is Lean Leadership? It’s kind of an elusive, not really defined thing. I mean, we use the term and put people through Lean leadership training . . . but what is it. I’ll share what Lean means to me and then share my 3-part definition of leadership. These three pieces help me stay grounded and actually drive how I engage leaders in their development.

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Applying 2020’s Lessons to Build Organizational Agility | Bonus Oct 2020

Applying 2020’s Lessons to Build Organizational Agility | Bonus Oct 2020

2020 reminded us of our need for organizational agility. Lean provides a roadmap for us to get there, building the learning organization that can navigate in unchartered territory and innovate to sustain a competitive edge. But too often, our Lean efforts stall out. In this Bonus Episode, you’ll learn my VALUE model to build the strong foundation needed for organizational agility.

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Your Lean Management Foundation – A Conversation with Ron Pereira | 012

Your Lean Management Foundation – A Conversation with Ron Pereira | 012

Join me for a special conversation with Ron Pereira, co-founder of Gemba Academy. We both get pumped up as Ron shares his advice for Ops Managers on building your Lean management foundation. You’ll learn about four routines that work together systematically to help you change the way you’re managing your operations so that you and your team can make work easier, better, and faster.

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Top Mistake Ops Leaders Make with Lean | 010

Top Mistake Ops Leaders Make with Lean | 010

This week, it’s time for you ops leaders and I to have a heart to heart on what I think is one of the top mistakes that ops managers make when they decide to use Lean thinking and working in their operation and leadership. Listen in whether you’ve been practicing for years or are just getting started.

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Ask Jamie – Recognition Questions | 008

Ask Jamie – Recognition Questions | 008

Hear answers to listener questions about this model of recognition and how to integrate it into your team and your daily work habits. We’ll explore topics like watering-down the recognition, getting stuck on the 4-part formula, integrating reinforcing feedback into other recognition efforts, and what should be recognized.

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The Penny Trick to Recognition Habits | 006

The Penny Trick to Recognition Habits | 006

For at least a decade, I was a manager that brought to life the sentiment: “I do 10 things wrong and never hear a word. I do one thing right and never hear the end of it.” In Episode 6, I share the tricks I tried (and failed) to trigger giving recognition to my team. And the main root cause I was missing.

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The Problem with Recognition | 005

The Problem with Recognition | 005

Every team member wants to be recognized for their contributions. But have you ever stopped to think about how your “Good job, bud!” could actually be negatively affecting the team? Let’s talk about the problem with recognition, common mistakes, and a more effective technique.

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Be Obsessed | 004

Be Obsessed | 004

Obsession fuels leadership. You can implement the same energy and excitement you might have for rock climbing or watching Real Housewives into your leadership role on the job. This week we’ll explore how to apply that same curiosity to the Transformation Trinity and your Lean journey.

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Getting Lean to Stick | 003

Getting Lean to Stick | 003

Sometimes we get the great idea to try something new, and then find ourselves lost and discouraged when it doesn’t take hold. I get it, we’ve all been there. In this episode, we’ll expand on the Transformation Trinity model and learn how beliefs, behaviors, and systems are the key to lasting change for your team.

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Why is Lean so Hard | 002

Why is Lean so Hard | 002

Ever implemented a Lean system or tool but didn’t achieve the adoption, execution, and impact you were expecting? Maybe things were great at the beginning, but over time execution waned and the system wasn’t used effectively and consistently? Frustrating, right!

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Respect People vs. Deliver Results | 001

Respect People vs. Deliver Results | 001

“I want to lead with Respect for People and engage the team in Continuous Improvement, but at the end of the day we’ve got a job to do.” Have you ever found yourself thinking something like this? There is a way to empower team members AND improve your operation. You don’t have to choose.

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Lean Leadership for Ops Managers is a podcast for leaders in Ops Management who’ve had some targeted success with Lean, but haven’t yet built the everybody-everywhere-everyday improvement culture they crave.

If you wish the team could focus on proactive, systematic problem solving, but instead your team keeps coming to you for all the answers . . .

If you want to use Respect for People and People-Centric Leadership, but feel more pressure to get the work out and hit your numbers . . .

If you’ve read books and attended workshops about Lean, but can’t quite achieve the team member engagement and sustained improvement you want . . .

This is the podcast for you. In each episode, former Fortune 100 Ops Executive and Lean Enthusiast Jamie V. Parker will teach you how to engage your team, develop a Lean culture, and still get your day job done.

You can have Respect for People AND Continuous Improvement AND High Performance. You don’t have to choose.