Lean Leadership For Ops Managers
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.
Today we’ll dive deeper into The 5 Leadership Interactions that collectively build your relationships with team members. When we create awareness of our interactions, then we can better understand our current state and then purposefully choose how we want to interact with team members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.