DEVELOPING LEAN LEADERS: The missing piece in Lean Transformations
With Jeffrey K. Liker
DEVELOPING LEAN LEADERS:
The missing piece in Lean Transformations
Jeffrey K. Liker
If you want to get lean, you need full dedication at the leadership level.
Many companies boast about the results achieved from their improvement programs. Yet, no company in any industry has attained the same level of consistent operational excellence in its field as Toyota has.
What are these companies missing?
The answer is Leadership, with the right skills and knowledge to teach and coach others to use disciplined approaches to process improvement.
Who should attend?
Senior level management: vice president, general manager, plant manager, department managers.
What you will learn:
LEARN THE MEANING:
Understand Lean Leaders as Teachers and Coaches of Continuous Improvement
LEARN HOW TO DO IT:
Understand what you and your team will need to change in your current role to successfully lead a Lean Transformation.
LEARN HOW TO KEEP IT:
Understand how to create management systems and infrastructure that engage team members at all levels in a rigorous problem solving and continuous improvement process.
The 4p’s Model:
- Problem solving
What is a lean leader and how to develop yourself to have a scientific mindset using the improvement kata
How to use the coaching kata to develop the leadership skills to coach others
Engraining the skills and knowledge of problem solving in every work group so continuous improvement becomes a reality
From top to bottom and sideways all leaders and team members are aligned toward clear company objectives.
Jeffrey K. Liker
Author of the Best selling book series The Toyota Way
Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and President of Liker Lean Advisors. He is author of the international best-seller, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer, 2004 (translated to 26 languages and over 950,000 copies sold), and has coauthored nine other books about Toyota including Toyota Culture, The Toyota Product Development System, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership (2011) and Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide (2014). In 2016 he published The Toyota Way to Service Excellence and coauthored a lean transformation business novel called Trenches. His articles and books have won twelve Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence. In 2012 he was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and in 2016 inducted into the Shingo Academy.