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Lean Leadership for Ops Managers

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Lean Leadership for Ops Managers is a podcast for leaders in Ops Management who’ve had some targeted success with Lean, but haven’t yet built the everybody-everywhere-everyday improvement culture they crave. In each episode, former Fortune 100 Ops Executive and Lean Enthusiast Jamie V. Parker willRead more

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Perspectives from the ILC: Tackling Staffing & Sustaining Challenges | 069

Nov 24 • 17:39

I am very thankful for the community of Operations Leaders and Lean Practitioners who constantly support each other. That is why I am bringing this special Thanksgiving episode live from the Iowa Lean Consortium Annual Conference. In today’s episode, I am talking directly with Lean Leaders who share their perspectives on two major topics: sustaining and staffing....

Using Outlook to Reduce Back-to-Back Meeting Stress | 068

Nov 17 • 18:19

Don't you hate it when you have back-to-back meetings? Inevitably, one meeting runs over, and there is not enough time to catch your breath, prepare for the next meeting, or even go to the bathroom. In today's episode, I share a passion project that has allowed meetings to be scheduled more efficiently and respectful of people's time....

Better Retention with a People First Culture with David Pender | 067

Nov 10 • 32:04

Many organizations have been focused on filling positions and hiring new team members in the current employment market because of the staffing shortages. But how do you retain the team members you already have and keep them engaged? ...

The Truth About Leading through COVID Burnout with Kelli Ogunsanya | 066

Nov 3 • 31:02

COVID has brought challenges to everyone throughout the last several months resulting in burnout to team members and leaders alike. How do we as leaders know when our team becomes overwhelmed, and what do we do when that happens?...

The Roles of a Successful Leader with Dave Conner | 065

Oct 27 • 40:23

What does it mean to be a leader? People often come in with their own understanding and assumptions, causing disconnect and an unaligned purpose across the organization....

People Solve Problems: Creating A Problem-Solving Culture with Jamie Flinchbaugh | 064

Oct 20 • 33:30

We all solve problems in our organizations every day. There are so many tools and resources available to help us through those processes, but do we as leaders focus more on the methodology or on our people when it comes to problem-solving?...

Lessons Learned Striving (and not achieving) the Next Target Condition | 063

Oct 13 • 19:42

What do you do when faced with a challenging learning experience that is, well, challenging? How do you respond when you are trying to grasp a concept that is beyond your learning threshold? In today's episode, Jamie discusses the lessons she learned in her Kata Girl Geek Learning Group when striving toward but did not achieve the Next Target Condition. ...

That's Not Coaching | 062

Oct 6 • 17:44

What do you mean when you say the word coaching? Do you think of an iconic sports coach yelling plays from the sideline or giving an inspirational speech in the locker room? As leaders, we coach our team members to help them learn and grow, but I’ve discovered that coaching is used incorrectly in many instances....

Leading Buffet Restaurants through a Pandemic with Scott Post | 061

Sep 29 • 22:18

What would happen if the doors to your organization had to close tomorrow? Most everyone experienced this at some point during the pandemic, but what would you do if you lost 80 percent of your business overnight? ...

Leaving Well: Transitioning Out of an Executive Role with Marc Braun | 060

Sep 22 • 33:04

How would your organization perform if you were no longer there? Most people only stay in one position for two to five years before moving on, so how do you start preparing for that transition?...

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