Lean Leadership For Ops Managers
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.
Leader Standard Work tends to be that thing on our “Lean to-do lists” that stays just out of reach for so many. But leader standard work doesn’t have to be so elusive. Hear directly from 30-year Kaizen veteran Mike Wroblewski.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.