How to Start a Real World Lean Transformation by Live Simulation

Visions of reducing inefficiencies for real-world Lean transformation in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations are only the tip of the iceberg.   Imagine what a live workplace simulation workshop can do for your organization. A couple of questions are often asked: “Why does anyone need Lean?” and “Would the time and expense of a.. read more →

Developing a Listening Culture

In a previous post “Leadership and a Trusting Culture”   I talked about the importance of developing trust as a critical component of  managing change in any organization. To build trust, leaders must first develop listening skills. Team members must know that their ideas will be heard and given proper consideration. The synergies to be.. read more →

Leadership and a Trusting Culture

In a previous blog, I mentioned that the main ingredient of cultural change is trust.  I would like to examine here how trust is built and nurtured.  Restoring or establishing trust starts and ends with the leadership. Trust must be built incrementally and must be clearly established before attempting any transformational change. In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of.. read more →

Making Change Happen

Things never stay the same.  They get better or they get worse. Left to their own devices, organizations will deteriorate.  To effect change and move an organization in a positive direction, leaders must plan, share, and act on those plans. Sustainable change requires that the organizational culture be receptive to the desired change.  The culture itself may require.. read more →