Lean Leadership For Ops Managers
How does fact-finding and problem-solving work when folks on your team are stressed or frustrated or angry? When you and a team member see the same situation from different perspectives? When you’re having performance problems that are turning into conflicts between people?
What does budgeting have to do with Lean? Learn how the best budgeting tool completely changed my life, and how the lessons learned can help you think about how your Lean systems, tools, and routines are (or aren’t) changing your organization.
How do you choose a leader standard work template or tool based on your specific needs? Robert Olinger and Steve Kane share the challenges they were facing and how they selected the leader standard work tool to meet and address those challenges.
As operations managers, we are inclined in using different standard work tools to help us exhibit the habits of the continuous improvement effort. As a leader, I see this to be most effective and impactful for the work culture to learn what is working and what isn’t.
Let’s be real. Leadership and management can be hard. And if you’re not careful, it can become lonely, too. That’s why building your squad is an activity worth investing time and energy. Check out my squad – the Lean Communicators – and how they can help you, too.
As operations executives and managers, we cannot sit on the sidelines when it comes to systemic racism. We need to lead boldly. Deondra Wardelle talks us through diversity, equity, and inclusion, the intersection between DEI and Lean continuous improvement, and specific steps ops leaders can take to foster a more inclusive environment.
How do you develop a people-centric culture, while also sustaining your improvement efforts and growing the business? Matthew Nix shares how he successfully developed a close-knit culture among his team members while also driving significant revenue growth. You’ll discover how he sees culture not just as a nice-to-have, but as a lifeline for the inevitable challenges that arise.
Are you a fan of one-on-ones? Most managers aren’t. But that’s because most managers haven’t had great one-on-ones modeled for them. If you want to lead through relationships, then valuable one-on-ones are a key activity to master.
Employee engagement is an input to performance results. The relationship between a leader and employee is what drives engagement. So why do so many leaders fail to have engaging conversations? How can one-on-ones help close that gap? The engagement conversation continues with Dorsey Sherman of Modele Consulting.
Employee Engagement. It’s the thing we all want. We know it leads to better results. We know it means that we have a better work environment. But what really drives engagement? Dorsey Sherman joins us to answer that question and share how you can impact engagement across your team.
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.