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Trust in the Workplace Starts at the Top

By | 2018-04-10T13:43:11+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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. [...]

What Are Your Learning Objectives?

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 October 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 [...]

Chief Learning Officers Can Set the Tone for Effective Change Management

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Change, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Change involves learning, and change management requires leadership skills coupled with a firm grasp of the dynamics of learning.  An experienced Lean Leader often becomes the change agent and forecaster as well as the navigator for a company that is committed to following current trends and adapting to a changing marketplace. As we discussed last week, [...]

Do You Need a Chief Learning Officer?

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At some point in the evolution of your organization, you may be asking if you need to add a Chief Learning Officer (or Chief Lean Officer) - CLO to your management staff.  If your organization has already made a commitment to Lean Learning, the CLO who has been trained in Lean strategies and techniques can place [...]