Coaching for senior leaders, as well as lean teams can increase engagement, help sustain lean initiatives, and provide insights specific to your business or industry.
Lean success depends on disciplined adherence to defined lean processes and procedures.
Coaching For Senior Leaders
Leaders all the way up the chain of command have distinct roles to play in maintaining the discipline on which lean relies. (See article: “The Missing Link: Lean Leadership”) For senior leaders, this means allocating about 45 minutes a week to follow the classic lean advice:
- Go to the place
- Observe the process
- Talk with the people
This happens on gemba walks accompanied by your personal lean coach, perhaps initially an external consultant, but soon and for the long run, one of your internal lean team members. Effective gemba walks use an efficient, clear, repeatable, structured process.
Coaching for Senior Leaders equips leaders to gemba walk confidently and effectively, and at the same time to learn lean through their experiences in gemba.
Coaching For Lean Teams
Lean value stream improvement projects incorporate a structured approach to scoping, pre-assessment, mapping, future state design, implementation planning and execution, leadership follow up and maintenance. Coaching for Lean teams provides guidance for what needs to be accomplished in any step of the project, and what comes next.
My goal is to help you develop lean leaders. Contact me for more information.