Lean Leadership for Ops Managers is a podcast for leaders in Ops Management who’ve had some targeted success with Lean, but haven’t yet built the everybody-everywhere-everyday improvement culture they crave. In each episode, former Fortune 100 Ops Executive and Lean Enthusiast Jamie V. Parker will teach you how to engage your team, develop a Lean culture, and still get your day job done.
Bonus Episode (October 2020): Applying 2020’s Lessons to Build Organizational Agility
CEOs, COOs, and Operations Executives - this episode is for you. In 2020, we learned some hard lessons and uncovered the need to build organizational agility. Lean provides a roadmap for us to get there, building the learning organization that can...
Episode 12: Your Lean Management Foundation - A Conversation with Ron Pereira
Join me for a special conversation with Ron Pereira, co-founder of Gemba Academy. We both get pumped up as Ron shares his advice for Ops Managers on building your Lean management foundation. Ron walks through four routines that work together...
Episode 11: Biggest Pitfalls for Managers
Before we get into the three pitfalls and mistakes I want to share with you today, it’s important for you to know that I have fallen into every single one of them. Building off of the mistakes in Episode 10, I wanted to share more Lean implementation...
Episode 10: Top Mistake Ops Leaders Make with Lean
It’s time for you ops leaders and I to have a heart to heart on what I think is one of the top mistakes that ops managers make when they decide to use Lean thinking and working in their operation and leadership. If you’re just starting your lean...
Episode 9: What Lean Folks Get Wrong About Ops Managers
If you’re an Ops Manager, you might not know what the Lean world has been saying about you… but I’m here with today’s episode to share a different viewpoint.I will share what I believe is the biggest misconception Lean practitioners hold about Ops...
Episode 8: Ask Jamie - Recognition Questions
Today, I'm answering YOUR questions about Recognition. Is recognition always needed? How do I make saying “thank you” to my team less awkward? These are just some of the questions addressed in today’s Ask Jamie episode. This recognition unit was going...
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Several Bites of the Elephant
Jamie does a great job breaking lean concepts down into relatable and insightful stories for ops managers to relate to and makes it easy to embrace the concepts because...she used to be one. Her genuine desire to help people implement concepts and her engaging energy will flow into your ears and percolate between them.
Great info, quick listen!
Great info and a quick listen! Perfect for managers…insightful and positive! Great work Jamie!
Not just for ops managers
Jamie totally makes lean leadership relatable to real life. She brings energy and and (dare I say it, fun) to learning how to be a better lean leader. And hey,- you don't need to be an ops manager to learn something form Jamie. Doesn't matter what you are leading - she can make lean leadership concepts pertinent to you and what you are working on.