Podcast:

Lean Leadership For Ops Managers

Leader Standard Work Gone Wrong | 030

Leader Standard Work Gone Wrong | 030

We were really proud of the leader standard work “program” we collectively built. And then . . . it completely flopped. Hear this real-life practical example of how NOT to implement leader standard work. The best part is, the mistakes I’m sharing today were made by yours truly.

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Getting Tasks Done When You Just Don’t Feel Like It | 028

Getting Tasks Done When You Just Don’t Feel Like It | 028

Have you ever had the professional equivalent of a Toddler Temper Tantrum in the Toy Aisle of Target? You planned to do a specific set of tasks. You blocked off time on your calendar. Yet when the time comes, you want to do anything but. You procrastinate. You avoid. You distract yourself. So how do you follow-through and get tasks done when what you really want to do is throw a temper tantrum?

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Give Your Leaders “More” Time | 027

Give Your Leaders “More” Time | 027

It’s common for leaders to not have enough time for it all. Which means leaders have to make choices every day in how they will spend their time. How do senior leaders mpact how effectively and how aligned those choices are made? Learn 3 ways we’re sabotaging our leaders’ abilities to manage and prioritize their time.

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Applying Improvement Kata to the Leadership Problem: “I Don’t Have Time” | 026

Applying Improvement Kata to the Leadership Problem: “I Don’t Have Time” | 026

You want to spend time developing people. You want to spend time in proactive improvement. But, you just don’t have enough time. There’s just too much to do as it is. You just can’t get ahead – something always seems to happen. Let’s talk about how you can apply Improvement Kata or other systematic problem solving to this Leadership challenge.

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Create More Time for Lean | 025

Create More Time for Lean | 025

You KNOW you’re not spending enough of your time how it counts. You WANT to get more of the right things done. But you’re screaming inside your head: I just don’t have enough time. I’m already working long hours. I’m already behind on my tasks. I already have deliverables that are late.

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Learning from the Unexpected: Lessons From Podcasting | 023

Learning from the Unexpected: Lessons From Podcasting | 023

You know how sometimes you start something with certain expectations . . . and then you find that your biggest lessons (and your biggest wins) actually come from something different than you expected? This podcast journey has been that way to me. Raise your hand if you can relate! In this episode I hope that hearing about my wins and gains from podcasting will help you as you’re reflecting, planning, and dreaming for the new year.

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Intentional Leadership with Katie Anderson | 021

Intentional Leadership with Katie Anderson | 021

We throw around the phrase “set intention” quite a bit, but what does that really mean? How is intention different from goals? And how can we use both intention and goals together? We’ll tackle these questions in this conversation with my friend Katie Anderson, author of Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn.

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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.