Why Lean Culture and Leadership

Lawrence M. Miller, Institute for Leadership Excellence
A free video tutorial from Lawrence M. Miller, Institute for Leadership Excellence
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Lean Leadership Skills, Lean Culture & Lean Management

Leading Change: Lean Culture, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement & Toyota Production System

06:41:42 of on-demand video • Updated January 2020

  • It is about leadership - you will know how to lead a change process in your organization.
  • How to implement continuous improvement and lean culture (Toyota Production System) in your organization.
  • You will design a system of natural work and management teams who engage in continuous improvement.
  • The student completing this course will know the essential problem solving methods employed in continuous improvement and will be able to lead his or her team in continuous improvement.
  • You will be able to eliminate waste and engage your team members in an on-going process of continuous improvement (kaizen).
English [Auto] Folks I'm Larry Miller welcome to my course I'm lean culture and lean leadership. Why why should you care why should you take this course. Why lean why lean culture widely leadership. OK here's the deal. If you're going to be successful in today's world and the future world of our organizations whether in manufacturing or in health care or in almost any other field you gotta know only. You just have to you have to know lean. Leadership is what Lean processes are what Lean culture is. Whether you are a manager an entrepreneur or just a member of a team your job is to help improve the performance of your organization and your team and Nuveen thinking. It's not just techniques it's not just you know five this or a PCA problem solved. Sure there are lots of techniques and we're going to talk about those techniques but more important it's up here and it's up here it's how you think it's how you act on a normative basis. Lean is a different way of being and you need to understand that you don't have to take this course go read books go read Jeff likers books or. Or the machine to change the world or lots of the other books that really started the green revolution. But you got a Noelene. Now I've been involved in Lean's since the mid 80s when the American manufacturing used my book American spirit to train all their managers. The first plant manager coming over from Japan bought it in the airport. He read it and he said if this is what Americans believe we can succeed. But he didn't understand it because I didn't I wasn't said that's what Americans believe. I was saying what I wish Americans believed but nevertheless got me involved there. And I was also working with Ford Motor Company at the time and I could see the contrast between Honda and four and I said Holy mackerel this is like a different planet they're on a completely different world. And guess what Honda was going like this winning all the quality awards. Market share increase and Ford was going like this and it was a mess. Not anymore because they've learned baleen they've learned to adopt lean manufacturing and lean thinking OK what are the objectives of the course to enable you to apply lean thinking and lean culture to your organization. It's about developing a culture of continuous improvement and respect for people. Lean is not about cutting costs by eliminating people. It's about respecting people and enabling people to use the best of their talents and abilities in your organization. And this course is about applying leadership. Lean is at every level but it requires leadership by the leaders of the organization and I'm going to give you examples of that and I'm going to talk about the key elements of being strategic about applying lean which is the job of the senior managers in the organization and really managers at every level to help improve the performance of your organization by building a culture of team are clean is teamwork. So get on board. We'll have a good time. I don't know everything but I have a lot of experience applying lean management and I'd like to share that with you. Thanks a lot. Please join.