Robust Leadership and Executive Decision Making
By: London Management Centre
Oct 03 - 14 Oct, 2016
Maintaining a competitive advantage is a critical element in achieving outstanding business performance. Senior management executives must respond to changes in the economy and marketplace by making rapid and enhanced decisions based on precise data and research.
This training will equip participants with tools and techniques for decisive and skilled decision making which will help them to outperform their competitors and become market leaders by focusing on the skills of Lean Leadership.
Who should attend?
This challenging course is designed for executives, directors and senior managers who have the responsibility to make important decisions by reviewing, analyzing and evaluating critical issues. Also it would benefit those who are interested in creating greater efficiency within their company and leading others through the Lean process.
- Leadership style and approach to decision making
- The problem-solving/decision-making cycle
- Defining the problem
- Data gathering -facts finding
- Identifying options
- Charts, maps, and diagrams
- Pareto, Ishikawa, Constraint analysis
- Evaluation tools and techniques
- Creating a productive, solution-oriented culture
- Encouraging creativity and innovation
- Personal styles of learning and problem-solving
- Stages of effective problem-solving
- Giving constructive feedback
- Risk managing and scenario planning
- Identifying potential risks
- Planning for uncertainties
- Evaluating alternatives
- Financial information and decision making
- Analyzing the business intelligence
- Financial troubleshooting
- Why introduce Lean?
- Identify and reduce waste - shorter lead times, lower costs
- Improved profitability, process control and utilization of resources
- Companywide team work - breaking down functional barriers
- Seven wastes of Lean Leadership
- Introduction - Setting the Scene - “What Lean Means for Business”
- Definitions - Jargon Busting
- Breaking down functional barriers and ‘silo’ management structures
- Lean Tools - An Overview - looking at these tools and the impact they have.
- 7 Wastes, 5S and visual factory, Kanban, Cellular manufacturing, Zero Quality Control, Source Inspection and Poka Yoke, Jidoka
- Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
- Lean Office, Value Stream Mapping
- People – “Winning the Hearts and Minds”
- How to create a lean environment from disorder and chaos
- Gemba and sensei Walks
- Responsibility, accountability and ownership - 10 lean doctrines
- How to build a lean culture by utilizing self-managing, empowered teams
- Initiating Kaizen and Kaikaku (Kaizen Blitz) activities - making it work for your business
- Utilizing alliances with third parties
- Getting the ‘cynics’ on board the programme
Venue: London Management Centre, 92 Seymour Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 2NJ