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ILC - An Introduction to Leader Standard Work

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Goodwill of Central Iowa Headquarters

5355 NW 86th St.

Johnston, IA 50131

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Day 1: April 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm

Day 2: April 5, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Servant leaders, compassionate leaders, Lean leaders, agile leaders, active listening, mentoring, coaching, humble inquiry. The fact is that those in positions of authority aren’t always clear on what their roles are beyond “management.”

We focus on optimizing the gemba, the place where value is created, but do we consider the role of leaders and managers in affecting such optimization?

“Leader Standard Work” is a hot topic - especially in Lean circles - but how is it actually done?

Leader Standard Work is the actions taken by those in positions of authority to create a more efficient, productive, stable, collaborative, and psychologically supportive learning, working, and problem-solving environment.

At the heart of the work of a leader are three key foci:

Care about the work around you, this includes the quality, the safety, and the development of the product and those that produce it.

Be present for the real work of leadership. Ensure that people get what they need when they need it, which includes communicating to ensure clarity and alignment, mentoring their technical capability, and supporting rapid problem-solving.
Lead people and the product by demonstrating knowledge and curiosity about the work to be done, the market that will be buying the work, and the future directions of the company. Show others how they can be grown in the context of your business. Make things better.

These three components of Leader Standard Work dovetail into your Lean, agile, or just plain business journey. You have processes, activities, and situations you deal with on a daily basis. That is your context.

How do you foster a motivated, thoughtful, and passionate workforce? How do you ensure a healthy product direction? How do you communicate your True North and foster alignment with it? How do you promote improvement? How do you develop profitable relationships with your employees and customers?

These all fall under the three foci above.

Day 1: Cultural standard work for leaders to create the right environment for work to get done. In essence, Who do you have to be? People have agency, people learn, people build quality products, people problem solve, people look for improvement, people are professionally satisfied or even proud of their work.

Day 2: Daily standard work for leaders. How do you get your work done? How do you manage your work and the company / team at the same time? What do you do to prioritize your day? What is a priority? How do you share information with and get information from staff? What is an interruption and how do you respond to and learn from them? How do you employ visual management to create systems that make this more natural than chaotic.

Come enjoy an intensive and fun couple of days with Jim and Toni as you learn to develop behaviors and implement actions that make you a more effective
Lean leader.


Presenter:

Jim Benson

Jim Benson specializes in the management of knowledge work. Over the course of his 23 year career, he has acquired a rich understanding for how people process information, set goals, and achieve their objectives.

He is the 2012 winner of the Brickell Key Award for excellence in Lean thinking from the Lean Systems Society (LSS) and is also a Fellow of LSS.

In 2007, he started Modus Cooperandi. Jim is also the creator of “Personal Kanban. For the past two decades Jim has worked at uncovering ways for groups to find clarity in unpredictable environments.

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