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Trust in the Workplace Starts at the Top

By |2018-04-10T13:43:11+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Leading Lean, Management|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A good leader knows that trust in the workplace is one of a company’s most valuable assets. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, is quick to point out, however, that trust in the workplace doesn’t just happen by itself. It must be cultivated from the top down, by the company’s leaders. In [...]

Seasoning Your Learning Fare with Cross-Generational Mentoring

By |2018-04-03T13:36:14+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Leading Lean|Tags: , , , , |

Cross-generational mentoring is an excellent way to keep your Lean company ahead of the curve. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a highly respected leadership coaching organization, attributes much of his success to cross-generational mentoring. In the May 2017 CLM.com newsletter, Blanchard reminds us that “given the accelerating pace of change, people [...]

How important is a manufacturing apprentice program?

By |2018-03-28T13:47:39+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , |

If a manufacturing apprentice program is not one of the items on your company’s list of potential improvements, after learning about its many advantages you may wish to consider implementing one. In last week’s blog, we quoted Tooling U-SME Learning and Performance Improvement Leader (LPI) John Hindeman’s six reasons for starting a manufacturing apprentice program, as [...]

Should Your Company Start a Manufacturing Apprentice Program?

By |2018-03-20T19:28:19+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive, Leading Lean, Lean Training, Management, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , |

A manufacturing apprentice program is one of the best ways to ensure quality workplace performance. Often apprentice programs are overlooked because business owners and recruiters assume that a college education or vocational program has provided adequate preparation for their future employees. They are confident that satisfactory transition from textbook to factory floor can easily be achieved [...]

Learning is the Key to Successful Capital Formation

By |2018-02-22T12:46:01+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Learning is the human capital accelerant of the enterprise,” writes Michael E. Echols, Vice-President of strategic initiatives at Bellevue University, in the April 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com. According to Echols, a significant segment of the country’s corporate culture believes that human capital formation only includes the process of training or developing new employees. Echols contends that [...]

Learning is an Ongoing Journey – Especially for Learning Professionals

By |2018-02-22T12:41:54+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Learning Professionals|Tags: , , , , |

Learning is an ongoing journey with a destination of constant improvement. In the workplace, Lean rules and principles are structured on the pursuit of learning that is shared, recorded and transmitted to every member of the organization. In an August 19, 2016 informal interview at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, Adv. Kevin [...]

Learning Professionals Must Be Learners

By |2018-01-31T20:16:03+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning is a Lifetime Pursuit for All Professionals Any professional who considers learning a lifetime pursuit will never be left behind in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This certainly holds true for learning professionals. In today’s Information Age, no one can afford to retire their brains and ingenuity if they want to stay current with their profession. [...]

Learning Objectives Part 2: Do your learning objectives match your company’s goals?

By |2018-01-11T14:48:03+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , |

Effective learning objectives for any endeavor start with a clear understanding of your goals. Whether your organization is launching a new product, restructuring an existing operational system or making other improvements, before taking that first step you need to know where you’re going, how you plan to get there and what your destination will look like. [...]

Lean Learning Center Announces the 2018 Public Course Schedule

By |2017-12-08T18:30:59+00:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: Leading Lean, Lean Learning, The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , , , |

Let 2018 be the year to invest in your business by enrolling in one of our Lean Experience® or Leading Lean courses. All of the courses will be held in Lean Learning Center’s new location in Troy Michigan. The Lean Experience® A total immersion workshop in true lean thinking. Lean Learning Center has just released the [...]

What Are Your Learning Objectives?

By |2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning objectives are the cornerstone to any learning program. Like writing a good business plan or developing a blueprint for one of your projects, before starting out, you need to figure out where you’re headed and where you want to go. If your enterprise is experiencing problems, it’s likely that your destination is not aligned with [...]