The Superstar Manager Course

Learn to create and implement a continuous-improvement management system and SHINE in your role of Supervisor or Manager
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Instructed by Paul Lynn Business / Management
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  • Lectures 213
  • Contents Video: 11 hours
    Other: 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Learn straight from a management consultant and turnaround artist how to create and implement a management control system for any area of any business in any industry and then to manage that area making it leaner, faster and better all the while highlighting your success for the world to see.

We all want to grow in our management careers. The Manager who sits in his/her chair the longest with the most paper on the desk is rarely the one promoted. It's usually the one who takes whatever and whomever is given and makes it BETTER! The one who succeeds where everybody else fails is the manager on the career fast track.

If your successes are invisible, then they might as well not exist. So we'll be creating from scratch a management control system that will measure the performance of your area, show it change and improve over time, document your actions, and turn into not only a management tool, but also a biography of YOUR VALUE to the company.

Your next performance review doesn't have to consist of your boss telling you what (s)he thinks about you and making sorry excuses as to why you aren't getting much of a raise. It can be a tour de force of you walking in and laying hard, empirical evidence of your contributions on the table and illustrating in indisputable terms (i.e. dollar values) why YOU ARE the company's superstar!

What are the requirements?

  • No materials or software are required for this course, however I will be showing you how to create several key tools in Excel and Word. Thus, while not required / necessary, having MS Office or similar software will be useful to you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Manage your area better than you ever imagined doing before!
  • Create a continuous-improvement management control system
  • Capitalize on the best practices you will soon be able to identify
  • Develop management tools tailored to any company / functional area
  • Communicate powerfully using the language of performance metrics
  • Visualize operations in terms everybody can understand
  • Improve the productivity and efficiency of a business unit
  • Architect impactful data collecting / reporting systems
  • Express the effectiveness of a business unit with numbers

What is the target audience?

  • This course IS the "missing manual" for anybody who is responsible for the work of others. If you are a Supervisor or a Manager (or similar) and want to absolutely skyrocket your career in management, I will teach you how to create and implement a system which drives continuous, meaningful improvements in the operations under you, and illustrates that success in a way that it will be visible to all. The focus of this course is the hands-on application of operations management. As such, if you are not a Supervisor or Manager, you may not be ready for this course.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Promotion
Preview
02:21
Contacting Your Instructor
Article
Course Notes
Article
Objectives
03:57
Course Breakdown
04:12
Section 2: Theoretical Vol 1 - How Things Are (The Notorious Status Quo)
Intro to Theoretical
04:08
Objectives
1 page
Prevalent Management Culture
04:30
The Typical $50k-75k Manager
05:24
A Normal Day in the Life
02:49
Was Today a Good Day or a Bad Day?
03:02
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 3: Theoretical Vol 2 - How Things Should Be (Our Goal)
Objectives
1 page
Culture of Continuous Improvement
03:32
The SUPERSTAR Manager
03:00
An Effective Day
02:10
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 4: Theoretical Vol 3 - Roadmap: How to Get From Here to There
Objectives
1 page
Was Blind, But Now I'm Gonna See!
02:47
Numbers, Where Have You Been All My Life?!
02:42
The Insufficient Toolbox (Find the Tools, Fix The Tools or Create the Tools)
02:50
Culture Shock: Change the Attitudes and Behaviors
02:38
A Man / Woman of Action: Time to Perform
02:13
A Few New Skills
02:41
A Ton of Tools
01:50
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 5: Theoretical Vol 4 - You Weren't Born Blind; You Were Raised Blind
Objectives
1 page
Obscurity vs. Visibility
02:34
Driving a Car - Inputs, Outputs, Conversions
02:50
What is Management?
02:00
How We Manage Our Own Lives
03:05
How Does a Competitive Athlete Train
03:09
How We Manage Our Business
02:24
What We Need to See
04:30
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 6: Theoretical Vol 5 - Indicators and Metrics (aka Numbers)
Objectives
1 page
What Are Indicators?
02:18
What Are Metrics?
02:44
What Can These Numbers Tell Us? (Hint: Everything!)
02:10
Where Are These Numbers Now?
02:35
Could Anything Be Better Than Numbers? Yes - Colors!
03:52
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 7: Theoretical Vol 6 - But I Don't Have a Fancy System...
Objectives
1 page
To Buy or to Build
02:54
Your Two Most Undervalued and Underutilized Assets
04:19
Even More Options for Tools
03:17
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 8: Behavioral Vol 1 - Clear Your Plate
Intro to Behavioral
05:13
Objectives
1 page
The Myth of the "Working Manager / Supervisor"
02:16
You Are a Grossly Overpaid Worker!
03:11
Offload Everything Possible
04:03
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 9: Behavioral Vol 2 - Leave Your Desk Behind
Objectives
1 page
You Can't Manage from Behind a Desk
02:34
Emails and Phone Calls: Quick but Lacking
05:43
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 10: Behavioral Vol 3 - Change Isn't Just for You
Objectives
1 page
Information Isn't Harvested - It's Force-fed
03:42
"You'll Hear it from Me First"
04:30
The Only Bad Information is the Information You Don't Have
04:15
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 11: Behavioral Vol 4 - Problems? You Mean Opportunities!
Objectives
1 page
What is a Problem?
05:13
Aggressively Document Problems
03:30
Every Problem Deserves Your Attention
05:14
In These Parts, We REWARD Problems
02:36
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 12: Behavioral Vol 5 - Reactive or Proactive?
Objectives
1 page
The Cost of an Ounce of Prevention vs. A Pound of Cure
04:46
Anticipate the Problems and Prepare
03:43
Drive the Business Like a Car (Scanning the Road Ahead)
03:22
Quiz
4 questions
Summary and Assignment
Article
Section 13: Theoretical Vol 7 - Let's Build an MCS! (What the Hell is an MCS?)
Objectives
1 page
Continuous Improvement
03:29
The Management Cycle (Plan, Do, Check Act)
02:45

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Instructor Biography

Paul Lynn, Independent Consultant

My background includes industrial automation and mechanical design. By degree, I'm an MBA, however after a few years on the road full-time as a management consultant, I fell into and in love with engineering.

My PLC / HMI experience includes projects from $10k up to about $40m, primarily within the realm of chemical processing and filtration. I am competent in RSLogix 500, 5000, FactoryTalk, PanelView, Maple Systems, C-More, Productivity 3000 and Arduino.

From a mechanical perspective, I've designed most of the same systems I program. My competencies in this area include full design, 3D modeling and drafting of assembly and fabrication drawings in AutoCAD and / or Inventor. I've designed mobile systems that were built in shipping containers up to one that filled a two-story building.

Before engineering, I developed and implemented CI (Continuous Improvement) management systems in companies across America in various industries to include a military finance organization, a printing company, a mortgage bank, a candy factory (my personal favorite), a nuclear products manufacturer, a major producer of coiled aluminum and several more.

Apart from things professional, I'm heavy into RC (heli, planes, drones, buggies and rally cars) and I also dedicate time to studying and teaching the Scriptures on my own websites (vanityandlies and wordoftorah).

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