Lean Situational Leadership

Develop sustained Lean every day through small tests of change and interactive coaching

Course Description

Course Number BE903: Lean Improvement Kata: Sustained Lean in the Workplace

The DNA of Kaizen. Developing an improvement culture and habits, and coaching skills for daily problem-solving. Learn about how to motivate, teach, and sustain improvement to development a “learning organization.” Develop communication and coaching skills so that your associates are “ready” for engagement.

Course Topics

  • Why Lean & the Role of Leadership
    • What is Improvement Kata and why do it?
    • The Improvement Kata Pattern
    • Guidelines for Practicing Kata
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • How to Perform Improvement Kata
      • Understanding the Issues and Challenges
      • Seeing & Understanding the Current Condition
        • Asking the Right Questions
      • Identifying Outcomes – The Target Solution
      • Test and Implement, Adapt or Work Toward the Target Solution
  • Guidelines for Coaching
  • Practice Routine: How to Do a Coaching Cycle
  • Tools for Coaching
  • Situational Leadership
    • Leadership Inventory: Understanding and Improving your Leadership Style to Fit the Needs of Others
  • Learning Styles Inventory & How that Affects Communication
  • Helping Others Become More Self-Reliant
  • Taking It Home – Next Steps

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this one-day course, participants will have a strong foundation in how to solve problems, make improvements on a daily basis, and coach others to do so.

What career paths benefit the most from Lean Situational Leadership Workshop?

  • Business professionals and practitioners interested in learning how Lean can improve productivity, lead time and quality and make their day to day activities easier and more fulfilling
  • People working with manufacturing or non-manufacturing processes
  • Executive management or for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Administrative personnel who own or participate in process development and execution

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