Making it all work!
In an Enterprise in motion™, it is important to remember that there are leaders at every level, with varying accountability pending where you are in the hierarchy: executives, managers, supervisors, team leaders and value stream managers. But the traits all leaders share are:
Creativity – Challenging the status quo
Capability – Ability to orchestrate change
Courage – Willingness to experiment and learn
Credibility – Readiness to lead by example – “talk it, walk it, teach it”
In our interactions with manufacturing and service industry organizations there is a consistent theme to the problems they face as they work to advance operational excellence. The sticky issues will likely come as no surprise, absence of a management system and the leadership routines, up and down the hierarchy, to lead and manage the improvement effort…
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