Lean Leadership For Ops Managers
How do you assess your organizational culture? How do you know if Lean has truly moved beyond the surface level to permeate the culture? One step to peel back the onion is to explore what activities leaders do. We’ll explore why and how with author Patrick Adams.
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.
There are lots of ways we can reflect on 2020. One of my favorite ways is to ask ourselves this one, specific question. Find out what it is and how it relates to you in this episode. Plus, you’ll hear about the Top 6 Lean Leadership for Ops Managers Episodes of 2020.
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.
Are you in the spirit of giving? How about sharing Lean Leadership Resources with others in your network? They’re free. They’re easily accessible in one place. And they’re on a page that will continue to grow with new resources in 2021.
The holidays are “extra.” In addition to all the normal chores and responsibilities, there are usually extra things from gift-buying to food-making to light-hanging. Explore how you can apply your leadership skills to reduce stress, share appreciation, and create happier holidays at home this season.
My 2020? Yeah – it was something else. Full of Rabbits. Raccoons. And Resolve. Hear some crazy (sometimes laugh through the tears) moments from my 2020 and the biggest lesson I learned from 2020.
For many of us, the holidays bring out feelings of joy, cheer, love, and celebration. But not for everyone. And not all the time. Team members may also sometimes face the Holiday Blues. In this episode, I’ll share three specific types of Holiday Blues your team members might face- and that you should be aware of.
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.
Many organizations use daily huddles as the core routine that brings the daily management system together. But let’s be real – building engaging, effective, daily huddles that serve the greater purpose can be challenging to achieve. In this episode, Stephanie Hill and Meredith Fisher share their learnings and experiences on how to improve daily meetings.
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.