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Executive Leadership for Lean

Executive Leadership For Lean Manufacturing

Paradigms, Culture, Style and Character For Radical Business Change

Lean manufacturing is a pioneer's journey-- The destination is vague; the path unmarked; and hazards lurk along the way.  The Wagon-Master is a metaphor for Lean Manufacturing leadership.  He prepared his charges as best he could, knowing that unexpected events would occur; that they might blaze new trails; that a native guide is invaluable. By force of personality, The Wagon-Master energized when terrain seemed impassable; directed when trails were obscure; encouraged when some faltered; gave hope when hope seemed forlorn. 

This seminar explores leadership issues in the context of Lean Transformations and other situations where radical change in behavior and culture is necessary. While it is intended for top executives, the program is beneficial to anyone in a leadership position. It is full of exercises, examples and videos. 

Program Summary

Format Onsite Workshop Online Who Should Attend?
Time 2-Day 1-3 Wks Executives
Functional Managers
Cost $7000 (Includes Travel) $6000
Participants 5-30 5-20
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Lean Manufacturing Leadership

Participants Will Learn...


Program Outline

1.0 Leadership & Lean Manufacturing

Lean Elements

Lean Manufacturing History

Lean Leaders

2.0 The Socio-Technical System

Principles for Design

Socio-Technical Systems & Lean Manufacturing

3.0 Motivating People In a Lean Environment

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

How Teamwork fits with Lean Manufacturing

Recognition Programs

Compensation Methods

4.0 The Abilene Paradox

Smart People; Dumb Organizations

How To Manage Agreement

5.0 Why The Lean Leader Must Be Different

Leading Versus Managing

Why Success Breeds Failure

The Power of Paradigms (Video)

The Paradigm Shift In Lean

6.0 Personality Types

What Is A Personality Type?

The Meyers-Briggs Classification

Understanding Your Own Personality Type

Types & Teams

7.0 Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Raising The Organizational EIQ

Finding & Improving Your Own EIQ

8.0 Leadership Models

9.0 Leadership Style

What Is Style & Why Does It Matter?

10.0 Shakespeare On Leadership

11.0 Characteristics of Effective Leaders

12.0 Twelve O'clock High

What Is Wrong At The 918th Bomb Group?

What does General Savage Do?

13.0 Honing Your Leadership Skills

Feedback To Direct Reports

Self Evaluation

14.0 Corporate Culture

Maslow Hierarchy

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Warehouse Planning Guide

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