Leading Lean

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Internal advisors may be the key to effective learning

By |2017-12-08T18:31:01+00:00April 25th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Leading Lean, Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Internal advisors, or fellow employees and staff members who are only a few paces ahead of the learner, may be the solution to effective learning for any type of organization. If your business or enterprise depends on scheduled seminars and trainings for instilling operational excellence, usually you will feature an expert to lead the sessions. Randy [...]

Who Leads 90% of the People in your Company Every Day?

By |2017-12-08T18:31:22+00:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Leading Lean|Tags: , , , , |

Frontline managers see everyone in your company every day. If your frontline team spends more than 60 minutes of their day increasing value added from their team you are ahead of the average. Ask yourself: Of the salaried headcount, what percentage are frontline managers? How many associates are they connecting with daily? Of 600 minutes at [...]

How Can Lean Help to Educate Your Senior Leadership?

By |2017-12-08T18:31:27+00:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: Leading Lean, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Leadership commitment to lean is one of, if not the most, critical requirements for a successful lean transformation. Yet one dilemma that many lean leaders have is trying to provide the lean education needed by senior leaders to effectively understand what their commitment needs to look and sound like. In most cases the demands of the [...]