Long Term Implementation of Quality Teams Within Organizations

Mike Cardus

Long Term Implementation of Lean Six Sigma within Organizations from Michael Cardus. Whether you use Lean Six Sigma within your organization or not, this content will prove valuable to you…. Leadership Team Review. Pitfalls in Six Sigma Teams. Steps to Keep Lean Six Sigma Within the Organization. Hire Mike. Want to discuss your company and working with your quality team to create a culture of quality improvement?

10 Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating and Leading Teams

Mike Cardus

Originally this was written for a workshop called ‘Long Term Implementation of Lean Six Sigma within Organizations’ … and with some changes the content is applicable and valuable to anyone who manages, works on, and puts work teams together. Using Facilitative Leadership to Eliminate Personality Differences. The 10 Pitfalls are from ‘Six Sigma Team Dynamics’ George Eckes. Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating and Leading Teams.

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Quality Team and Leadership Development

Mike Cardus

Quality Leadership Development from Michael Cardus. Highlighting that systems-drive-behavior , there is no special ‘leadership personality’ … Within any team when someone is great at their role people see them as a leader. Competence = Comfort = Observed Leadership Behaviors. Great leadership is one of the most valued of all human activities. But good leadership within quality teams is also seen as one of the most mysterious things to achieve.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 7 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #6: Modern Indentured Servitude. Today’s world is one of sharp contrasts. As a society, we have more choices, opportunities, wealth, and prosperity than at any other point in human history. Yet, we are also more depressed, dissatisfied, and despondent than ever before.

Starting a Successful Team Project. Tips for the initial team meeting

Mike Cardus

Corporate Team Building Team Building Team Building Agenda project management six sigma team building successful planning team leadershipThe team building I offer focuses on the team completing their work on time, within budget and quality specifications. Everything returns to the work and developing a team that wants to stay together and continue to work together. Team projects succeed of purpose. The 1st team meeting is crucial to setting the foundation of the work.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 3 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #2: Not Listening. To truly listen does not mean merely hearing or paying attention. Listening is a specific type of active interpretation that shapes our realities. This largely unknown and certainly unrecognized skill is critical in the new business world.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 5 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #4: Worship of Information. In our rush to ‘modernize’ everything and make our enterprises more efficient, we have mistakenly come to believe that information is our most valuable commodity. But data and information are useless without human beings to interpret them.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 1 of 7

Strategy Driven

We must now focus our attention on eliminating the six ‘modern’ wastes: Degenerative Moods. Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven The last decade ushered in an economic meltdown and technological breakthroughs that have forever changed the business world as we knew it.

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Developing::Leading::Be a part of High Performance Teams

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Create-Learning.com Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. Design by 12GrainStudio Developing::Leading::Be a part of High Performance Teams Thursday, October 07th, 2010 Posted by: mike ASQ Buffalo NY Lean Six Sigma Conference. To register Developing / Leading / Being Part of Effective 6 Sigma Teams Who should attend and why?

Fatal Five Failure Factors of Culture Change Efforts

The Practical Leader

My last post illustrated how research with one Client pointed to leadership/culture development as the biggest internal change they must make. I’ve been spending a large amount of time researching, reviewing, and revising our approaches to leadership and culture development for a series of upcoming speaking engagements, workshops, and consulting work. Leadership Lip Service: Behaviors Undefined and Underdeveloped.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 6 of 7

Strategy Driven

We should be encouraging our teams to approach every area of the business innovatively – including customer service, processes, organizational design, marketing, and leadership. Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #5: Suppressing Innovation.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 4 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #3: Bureaucratic Styles. To most people, bureaucracy is a bad word, synonymous with ‘red tape’ and wasted time.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 2 of 7

Strategy Driven

Traditional leadership wisdom treats mood as the dreaded ‘touchy feely’ soft stuff. Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #1: Degenerative Moods. A mood is a predisposition for action. As human beings, we are always living in one mood or another. This is an inescapable aspect of life.

Unconscious and Underlying Beliefs Undermine Culture Change Efforts

The Practical Leader

It’s one of the key factors in the 50 – 70% failure rate for programs to increase safety performance, service and quality levels, Lean/Six Sigma, productivity, innovation, leadership skills. Many executives and managers don’t understand how the success of programs they’re trying to implement go way beyond the “hard&# tools to the “soft&# issues of leadership behaviors and culture. Courageous shared leadership.

Outside In: Customer Perceptions Define Service/Quality Levels

The Practical Leader

However, as we then helped Clients apply this approach, we ran into two problems: 1) Shortcomings in the customer-perceived quality of the organization’s core product or service and the quality of the support processes often subverted attempts to enhance Third Ring service; 2) Our narrower focus on service was not harnessing the power of the techniques within the emerging Total Quality Management/Continuous Quality Improvement movement (now evolved to Lean/Six Sigma.).

Core Elements to Leading a Peak Performance Culture

The Practical Leader

Organizational culture development is a complex topic with many intertwined leadership components. In response to my July blog, RIM/Blackberry is at a Critical Leadership Crossroad , a subscriber sent me this e-mail focusing on that difference: “RIM may come through their struggles because their culture may still remain fresh and “open enough for real enquiry&# and understanding. It will cover: How “Soft&# Leadership and Culture Produce Hard Results.

We Need to Apply Quality Improvement Lessons to Safety

The Practical Leader

As I fine tune next week’s Leadership and Culture Development for Higher Health and Safety webcast presentation, I’ve been reflecting on the lessons learned from the quality movement and the widespread failure to apply those to workplace safety. Starting in the late eighties and eventually morphing into Lean/Six Sigma, the quality movement completely revolutionized management thinking throughout much of the western world.

Overcoming Leadership Myopia

Michael Lee Stallard

All the Six-Sigma, Lean, benchmarking and metrics in the world won’t help us lead people if we fail to recognize these realities. Leadership is all about the human experience. Employees responded by cutting costs in excess of six percent. Individuals who don’t demonstrate that they care about people will never be true leaders and, frankly, have no place in a position of leadership. Howard Behar and Michael Lee Stallard.

What's Holding You Back? A Call for Gutsy Leadership

Leading Blog

In example after example, what is holding companies back is consistent, courageous leadership. Herbold says that this is usually due to one or more of the following reasons: Avoid conflict Strive for certainty Avoid a career risk Lack of self-confidence Lack of a sense of urgency Protect their turf Herbold details ten principles that you should review regularly to help you provide gutsy, courageous leadership. Leadership

Is It Fun Being Led by You?

Lead Change Blog

We got our black belts in six-sigma; words or acronyms like Kaizen, PDCA, TQM, QC and ISO became everyday parts of our work language. I was about to teach the customer segment of a Six Sigma class near Palmdale, CA, for Lockheed Martin. I was a part of a consulting team bringing six sigma and lean thinking to Lockheed-Martin. I later learned he was EVP in charge of the entire Aeronautical Division and highly regarded by the thousands under his leadership.

10 Reasons why Managers are Clueless about Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Maxwell, and Warren Bennis books in abundance, do most people in leadership positions have no clue what to do?” Most managers (people in leadership positions) really don’t read books about leadership. Even if there was a way to find out how many managers there were in the world at any time, I’m sure that number would be way bigger than the number of leadership books sold.

7 Roles of an Exceptional Team Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

You can have all the great plans, six sigma workouts, and brilliant competitive positioning in the universe, but if the human beings doing the real work lack the competence, confidence, and creativity to pull it off, you’re back to muddling through. Concentrating on these 7 roles in your leadership development efforts will go a long way to exceptional frontline execution. #1 Career & Learning Energy & Engagement execution leadership team leader

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Baldrige Performance Excellence and Using Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines

The seven criteria include: Leadership. They won the award in 1988, drawing attention to Six Sigma as an approach to quality improvement. Since then, Six Sigma has widespread use throughout our economy. Steel) won the award , drawing attention to Six Disciplines as providing a complete program for strategy execution coaching and performance excellence. Here's what they had to say about Six Disciplines. ).

Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

Signs of a Lemming Leader: Use of jargon: Do you use the terms restructuring, high reliability, six sigma, just culture, strategic sourcing, population health, or employee engagement in your organization? Your bookshelf: Are they all leadership books? Sounds a lot clearer than saying “we are going to embark on a six sigma project to improve efficiency,” doesn’t it? Keep reading the leadership books if you must, but branch out a bit.

015: How to Deal with Resistance to Change | Featuring Megan Burns

Engaging Leader

A certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Megan has worked with companies throughout North America and in 14 different countries. A certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Megan has worked with companies throughout North America and in 14 different countries. Engaging Leader™ Communication skills Team leadership ©iStockphoto.com/AnsonLu. Guest Megan Burns is a consultant, speaker, & managing director of Operations Strategy Consulting.

Photo Inquiry Friday: How might we create a shared understanding of the required outcomes?

Mike Cardus

day training of Lean Six Sigma Master Belt Belts’ in Change Management, Project Management and Training Techniques. Team Building Team Training lean leadership Lean Six Simga Training measuring training metrics for team building process improvementThe above image was taken at a 2.5

Master the PRIMES

Leading Blog

Fixing involves corporate improvement programs like Activity Based Costing, Six Sigma and others.”These The Primes will show you where you can grow as a leader. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. “Master the Primes and you can master leading groups,” says Chris McGoff. The Primes are 46 universal patterns of group behavior that show up every time people join up in groups to solve problems, drive change, and transform systems.

Favorites of 2011: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Mike Cardus

12/29/11 – Team Building & Leadership activity (simulation). Team Building & Leadership Model of Transferring Lessons into Organizational Reality. DiSC Team Building & Leadership. High Performance Team Development & Leadership Workshop with Executive MBA’s. Developing::Leading::Be a part of High Performance Six Sigma Teams. images innovation Leadership Power Point Speaking Engagement Team Building

How to Become a More Effective Manager #WinningWell

Let's Grow Leaders

You can have all the great plans, Six Sigma quality programs, and brilliant competitive positioning in the universe, but if the human beings doing the real work lack the competence, confidence and creativity to pull it off, you’re finished. I’m super excited to put those things into practice and to continue to grow my leadership skills as a result. winning well how to become a better manager leadership leadership development

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How to Discover Your What

Leading Blog

Specifically, become highly focused on who you are, what you stand for, and what your purpose is; identify the Top 20 Percent, Vital 70 Percent, and Bottom 10 Percent for each area of your life; achieve Six Sigma in all key aspects of your life and strive to accept nothing less than your best. Your WHAT is the “single most crucial element of your life that needs to be identified, defined, and fulfilled,” says Steve Olsher in What is Your What?

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Psychopaths & Sycophants

LDRLB

Six Sigma! Leadership mcKeown psychopath sycophant Leaders need followers, right? It doesn’t follow that anyone who doesn’t lead is a follower but what if a subset of leaders are psychopathic – or at least antisocial and unburdened by conscience – while a subset of followers are sycophantic – those who are willing to please leaders in exchange for power and privilege, or even the promise or proximity of power and privilege?

Improving Your Company Starts with You

Strategy Driven

And while this can work in a relatively stable organization without any significant leadership issues, it’s the wrong approach if you’ve never put any thought into your own leadership capabilities, as well as those of other people in important positions. Advanced Leadership Methodologies. Many of these things – and more – are described in detail in methodologies like lean and Six Sigma.

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5 Checks for Persuasive Data…OR Creating Absorptive Capacity for.

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Create-Learning.com Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. From Rath & Strong’s Six Sigma Team Pocket Guide.

Losing Heart…and People: Confusing Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Practical Leader

Recently I worked with the senior leadership team of a large warehouse and logistics company. As I listened to their leaders focus on hard processes, metrics, and systems it became crystal clear that the “soft skills” of leadership and culture weren’t even on their radar. Lean Leadership: Boosting or Blocking Lean/Six Sigma Tools and Techniques.

Change Is Inevitable - Failure Is Optional

Six Disciplines

Effective execution of strategy ultimately requires change first in the behaviors and attitudes of senior leadership first (then, of all employees next) before processes can be changed. Perhaps it’s an over-reliance on highly data-driven methodologies like Six Sigma or lean. Change is inevitable – failure is optional. What’s YOUR plan? As the old saying goes: “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

Succession Planning Development Plans: Skill Gaps or Experience Gaps?

Great Leadership By Dan

Led a six-sigma project. performance and potential matrix individual development plans executive development leadership development 9 box grid succession planningLet’s say you’ve had your talent review meeting , using a performance and potential (9 box) matrix , and have identified a pool of high potential employees. Or, you’ve done a position based succession plan for key positions, and identified a slate of 3-4 candidates for each position.

6 MUST HAVES for Running a Team Meeting

Mike Cardus

Rath & Strong’s Six Sigma Team Pocket Guide. Corporate Team Building innovation Leadership leadership coaching Management manager training Team Building Team Training management training quality teams team meetingsHigh performance teams have known methods and procedures. They also have effective meetings that are managed by the Team-Leader. Below is one of the checklists from ‘ Quality Tools for Quality Teams ’.

Archived Webinar on Our Leadership and Culture Development Approaches Now Available

The Practical Leader

Last week’s follow up leadership and culture development webinar is now available for you to review. The session outlined our implementation steps, approaches, and Client examples for leadership, organization, and culture development. Management and Leadership Development – strengthening supervisory, management, and executive skills around an XYZ model of managerial competencies. Click here to view the Practical Leadership and Culture Development Services webinar.

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

Deming Institute

The third under appreciated area is the call for statistical leadership. And he discusses six sigma (which certainly has issues) but as I have written before if you want to learn what value six sigma offers listen to what Roger (and others such as Ron Snee, Gerry Hahn…) say. For those interested in improving the management of our organizations (hopefully that matches the readership of this blog) there is value in reading their views on six sigma.

Study Shows Power of Leadership Behaviors Supported by Management Systems and Processes

The Practical Leader

This framework covers six core areas: Structural Design, Roles and Collaboration Mechanisms, Processes and Tools, Leadership, People and Engagement, and Culture and Change. ‘There’s a definite bias toward behavioral factors — in particular, leadership, employee engagement, and cross-functional collaboration, ‘ said research leader Fabrice Roghé, a Duesseldorf-based partner at BCG.

7 Types of Waste Productivity Leaders Eradicate

Nathan Magnuson

You don’t need to be in a profit-producing role or be Six Sigma certified to be a productivity leader. It’s a leadership responsibility to identify and drive out waste when we see it. From a leadership standpoint, don’t forget your number one investment: your talent. Nathan Magnuson is a leadership consultant, coach, trainer and thought leader. Receive his ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor by subscribing to his website or follow him on Twitter.

1:1 Executive Coaching Program – Now Open for Enrollment

Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines 1:1 Executive Coaching - Is Now Open for Enrollment for 2011. If any (or all) of these seem too familiar, we have good news: we’ve just opened the doors for enrollment to Six Disciplines 1:1 Executive Coaching – proven to get the results you need to be a more effective executive in 2011. NONE have been as effective as the Six Disciplines program.

Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management

Change Starts Here

Jobs that focus on process improvement, such as industrial engineers, Six Sigma Black Belts, and operations managers, are usually redesigning people’s jobs. Though many try, the leadership team alone cannot implement a strategy. A recent study by the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) shows that 73% of change management professionals surveyed also have other, non-change-related job duties.