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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 Who Should Attend?
Time 2-Day
Cost $7000 (Includes Travel)
Participants 5-20
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414
Lean Manufacturing Leadership

Participants Will Learn...

  • What there is about Lean Transformations that requires out-of-the-ordinary leadership.

  • Socio-Technical Systems and why the human side of lean is so important.

  • How teams enhance the performance of workcells and other Lean elements.

  • What teams need for peak performance.

  • The Abilene Paradox: one reason why organizations of smart people can do dumb things and how to manage agreement.

  • How the Meyers-Briggs type indicator can help in understanding why we and others react the way they do and, further, how this understanding can improve your ability to get top performance from others and the organization.

  • How to use the Meyers-Briggs indicator to make teams more successful.

  • About Emotional Intelligence for both people and the organization as a whole.

  • How to measure and raise emotional intelligence.

  • About models for leadership, how to recognize different types of leaders and use this to get the right people in the right place.

  • How leadership style affects leadership performance in both formal and informal leadership roles.

  • What the Shakespeare knew about leadership and how he illustrates leadership in his plays.

  • About the characteristics of effective leaders of various types.

  • Learn from the movies: Charismatic-Transformational leadership in action at the 918th Bomb Group. Twelve O'clock High is considered the best film on leadership- ever. 

  • What did General Frank Savage do to transform the 918th from whining losers to proud winners and how to put the same techniques to use in your organization. 

  • Continuing exercises your people can use to hone their leadership skills.

  • How Corporate Culture is so important for Lean Manufacturing and how to determine the appropriate culture for your company.

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

  • Transactional

  • Relational

  • Transformational

  • Charismatic

  • Charismatic-Transformational

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

Lombardi

Maslow Hierarchy

Clauswitz

Carl von Clausewitz

Thus, then, in Strategy everything is very simple, but not on that account very easy.

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