Lean Leadership For Ops Managers
Building off of the mistakes in Episode 10, I wanted to share more Lean implementation pitfalls and hazards that might take you off track on your Lean journey – and what steps operations executives, managers, and leads need to do instead.
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.
If you’re an Ops Manager, you might not know what the Lean world has been saying about you… but I’m here with today’s episode to share a different viewpoint. I will share what I believe is the biggest misconception Lean practitioners hold about Ops Managers, Leaders, and Executives.
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.
Join me in this *virtual* sit down with Eric Wood, a Safety and Maintenance Manager. He will share how he changed his beliefs about feedback, his biggest Ah-Ha and advice for other operations leaders, and how he started the journey toward a more meaningful culture of appreciation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!