A Preview of LeanCor’s Online Leadership Training
The popularity of online leadership training is skyrocketing. Many companies are discovering the benefits of using online leadership training to help team members boost their knowledge and add cross-functional value to the organization. "Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture" is LeanCor's proprietary online leadership training course designed specifically for organizational leaders looking to:
- Be a more effective leader, manage people, and drive operational excellence
- Improve value stream processes that impact the entire organization
- Learn how to create appropriate measurement systems and build successful teams
Here’s a sample of three key concepts covered in LeanCor’s online leadership training:
There is a Learning Opportunity in Any Situation: Be Willing to Learn
Learning also will take place every day if you are open to recognizing the learning opportunity in any situation and be willing to learn. Any time you interact with other people- whether upstream or downstream- there is an opportunity to learn.
Some people have a natural sense of urgency to learn that is awakened by being encouraged to ask questions and seek solutions. If you have someone who is asking “why” all the time, feed that appetite. Challenge them by providing reading material and opportunities to gain additional hands-on knowledge. You are nurturing a future lean leader.
“There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out.” – John Shook
Listen and Uncover the Problem Before Talking and Jumping To Solutions
This is an absolutely critical point relative to online leadership training for two reasons:
- First, Traditional online leadership training has taught us to jump to solutions before completely understanding the problem. Instead, try to really understand the current state of the problem, and the right solution. It’s a lean principle that the right solution becomes evident when you truly understand the problem.
- Second, learning is part of the lean foundation, and the most effective learning takes place during problem solving. Think about it – if you just give kids the solutions in school, they don’t learn. So why do we do that in the business world?
Make Problems Visible so People Can Learn by Solving Problems
The challenge facing many organizations is that they don’t see their problems as preventable problems. They see them as unique aspects of their work, such as their industry, company or culture. But when we are honest with ourselves, we can’t deny that all businesses are broken and could be made better by fixing problems.
- Excessive movement
Look for problems beyond these barriers by questioning how they are adding value. Undoubtedly, you’ll find an excess of shelving, stockpile inventory, wasted movement, and reports that say nothing.
Help your team get the barriers removed so that they can observe the situation. Sign your team up for LeanCor’s "Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture" online leadership training classes and learn more!
Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture – Online Course
Results-oriented, the “Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture” course prepares leaders with the skills they need to lead teams with purpose and principles, paving the way to operational excellence.
Self-paced. Applied learning. Certificate upon completion. Register Today!
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LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner that specializes in lean principles to deliver operational improvement. LeanCor’s three integrated divisions – LeanCor Training and Education, LeanCor Consulting, and LeanCor Logistics – help organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and build a culture of continuous improvement.Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Google+