Masterclass: The Leader as Coach

Coaching

Join us for a second unique 2 day in-person Masterclass workshop on coaching by Leadership for cultural and performance impact with a special focus from a Lean perspective. Sign up today as seats are limited. Course dates March 10 and 17 2023.      

WHERE TO START THE LEAN JOURNEY?

Lean-start

What is the real question? Jim Miller, an American born yet brought up in Japan and who worked for Toyota discussed this issue in a blog many years ago. His views jelled with my own experience over time. I have heard numerous discussions and opinions on this issue. Most of these made no sense from […]

HOSHIN KANRI STRATEGY DEPLOYMENT Pt1

Future & Vision

Many organisations despite being run by Top class seasoned executives, often fall short of the potential available notwithstanding Strategies being heavily marketed with an abundance of Townhall sessions, Corporate posters, and slogans. Somehow the hype and achievement often disappear like the fog. The Hoshin Kanri Strategy Deployment methodology was developed to address the pertinent causes […]

LEAN CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Work Place Culture

The critical impact of effective senior leadership as sponsors of change management is documented in numerous studies on Change Management success. The PROSCI bi-annual surveys since 1998 had consistently shown this as the #1 factor for success, with 3 times more impact than the #2 factor (Structured Change Management). PROSCI named the number one as […]

How well is your Lean culture reflected in Gemba walks?

Lean Manufacturing

It is generally accepted that Gemba walks should follow the approach articulated by Ex Toyota chairman Fujio Cho with the words: “Go See  Ask to understand  Show respect” However, with objective introspection, I want to pose the question; To what extent is this the way Gemba walks manifests in your company’s Lean culture? Personal observation […]