The Execution Dilemma: The biggest challenge in process improvement and cultural transformation isn’t identifying opportunities for improvement. It’s execution: getting buy-in that leads to implementing solutions and sustaining the gains.
The role of the Lean Leader is to improve communication, create buy-in to change itself and the change leaders, facilitate team-based decision making, remove roadblocks, and ensure execution is occurring while sustaining the gains.
“Only 2% of Lean Leaders create dynamic Lean cultures by focusing on growing people, and not the bottom line.” ~ Paul Akers
High impact Lean leaders, coordinators, and managers lead teams through process improvement by engaging, empowering, and encouraging the team in a way that creates authentic buy-in, based on trust, that ultimately leads to cultural transformation. These leaders understand that “Respect for the People” means developing the people.
Blue-Collar Kaizen offers insight through high impact leadership principles and related real-life stories. It will help Lean Leaders understand how they can minimize frustration, resistance, and confusion while reducing anxiety among team members. The result will be execution, and ultimately, the creation of a culture of kaizen.
Blue-Collar Kaizen reveals the key leadership principles that Mack Story identified while logging over 11,000 hours leading leaders and their teams through process improvement (hundreds of kaizen events), organizational change, and cultural transformation. In a simple, yet powerful, format, you will quickly discover how to effectively lead Lean and Lean teams. You will develop an understanding of: 1) why the principles are important; and 2) how to apply them correctly.
“Mack Story is spot on with his stating that “respect for the people” is truly the foundation of lean management.”
“I love reading Blue-Collar Kaizen: Leading Lean and Lean Teams. It’s truly a wealth of information. It’s helping me better myself in my chosen career. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in leadership and Kaizen.”
“Dynamic teaching, that will undoubtedly revolutionize leadership and continuous improvement. I generally highlight key information while reading books, but I found myself practically highlighting everything. Going to purchase this book for my staff, and kickstart our growing and developing focus. Also, I enjoy the short high-impact chapters.”
“Thank you for hosting the Blue-Collar Leadership training class. Hoshizaki America sent four attendees and they all had positive feedback. They stated it really inspired them to want to have courage to do the right thing and work hard to be a team with their co-workers.”
“I used Ria and Mack for training of a group of change management leaders and also a group of manufacturing senior leaders. Ria and Mack’s training was very relevant and very inspiring. Their delivery kept the group engaged! I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone needing to motivate your group or for leader training. Awesome!”
“Joining forces with Mack was a revolutionary opportunity for our company. We have achieved incredible results while witnessing the growth and development of our associates as they have been empowered.”
“For me, it’s been the best six months for training and growth in my 38 years here.”
“Ria and Mack have opened up a world for our team individually and collectively. The training brought out confidence and enthusiasm from persons who needed the opportunity to know that they were significant. They are hungry for more information about how to influence others and the momentum is rolling. Your genuine approach and authenticity make it safe to grow and learn. Thank you for what you have done for Cobb County.”
“Mack and Ria understand people! The dynamic team made such an impact on our front line of supervision that they were begging for more training! …We highly recommend Mack and Ria – whether you need a bump start for your leaders or are growing organically – they deliver!”