Podcast:

Lean Leadership For Ops Managers

Episode 16: Gratitude – Thinking to Acting

Episode 16: Gratitude – Thinking to Acting

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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Episode 13: What is Lean Leadership?

Episode 13: What is Lean Leadership?

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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Episode Bonus (Oct 2020): Applying 2020’s Lessons to Build Organizational Agility

Episode Bonus (Oct 2020): Applying 2020’s Lessons to Build Organizational Agility

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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Episode 12: Your Lean Management Foundation – A Conversation with Ron Pereira

Episode 12: Your Lean Management Foundation – A Conversation with Ron Pereira

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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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.