Lean Leadership Certification

Are you ready to take your Lean team to the next level? We are!

KaizenOps’ Lean experts are also John Maxwell Certified Leadership Trainers, Coaches, and Speakers. Therefore, we are uniquely qualified to offer THE premier Lean Leadership Certification that will truly unleash your team’s potential in a way that only KaizenOps can!

We will equip your team with a synergistic blend of our proven Lean principles, world renowned Leadership principles, and offer your team an unprecedented perspective of how the two work together to sustain the gains.

Our certification consists of a customized mix to meet your specific needs based on many different resources including Mack’s books, other industry experts in the Lean/Leadership field, and the following popular content:

Integration of John C. Maxwell learning systems

Becoming a Person of Influence

  • Everyone influences others. You don’t have to be in a high-profile position to be an influencer: whenever your life connects with another person, you exert influence. Everything you do—at home, at work, or at play—has an impact on the lives around you. No matter what your goals are in life, you can achieve them faster, you can be more effective and the contribution you make will be longer lasting if you learn to develop 360° of influence.

How to be a REAL Success (Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, Leadership)

  • “Success is a matter of luck! Ask any failure.” ~ Earle Wilson
  • To become a REAL Success— it is imperative to RELATE to others better as you understand relational rules. Adding value to people helps them to reach their full potential.
  • Recognizing and building on the leadership potential in those around you and applying teamwork laws will help you take others to a higher level by EQUIPPING them with the proper skill sets.
  • Improving your ATTITUDE through daily practices, understanding the affect your attitude has on you and those around you, and adopting an attitude that makes challenges easier to overcome is key to your success.
  • By emulating what successful leaders do to remain at the top, LEADING others successfully to where you have gone and beyond, and influencing others from the heart and not just the head is the remaining piece of the puzzle for REAL success.

 Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

  • The main problem with communication is the illusion that it has actually taken place.
  • Only one thing stands in the way of you and success. It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.
  • Learn how to identify with people in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others.

Leadership Gold: 26 Lessons Learned From a Lifetime of Leading

  • Leadership Gold is John C. Maxwell’s most personal work yet. It is filled with stories of his leadership failures and successes and the nuggets of wisdom he gained as a result.
  • Emerging leaders will love the foundationLeadership Gold
  • Experienced leaders will enjoy the advantage Maxwell’s insights give.
  • Mentoring leaders will want to use these lessons to develop the next generation of leaders on their team.
  • All will benefit from his wisdom.

KaizenOps Lean Leadership Lessons

The 4 Levels of Responsibility

  • Discovering how the conscious and unconscious mind processes data relative to our competency or incompetency in a given area will allow for new insights into the growth and learning process.
  • You will gain a better understanding of how we learn, why learning makes us uncomfortable, and why we must become comfortable being uncomfortable if we want to reach our potential, both personally and professionally.
  • Level 1: Transferring Responsibility means we’re not aware that we should be responsible in a specific area.
  • Level 2: Acknowledging Responsibility means we are now aware that we are responsible in a specific area.
  • Level 3: Accepting Responsibility means we are now acting responsibly in a specific area.
  • Level 4: Mastering Responsibility means we have made being responsible in specific area a habit.

Demystifying Lean Leadership

  • Those people don’t report to us! How are we supposed to lead them? They don’t have to do what we say! We’ve heard these words spoken too many times. Gain an in-depth understanding of what it means to be a Lean Leader as we reveal what a Lean Leader is not before we examine what a Lean Leader is.
  • Quickly debunking the leadership myth of needing a “position” to get anything accomplished. We begin to learn and understand that Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less. The key to leading others effectively is to first lead ourselves effectively.

Part I: The Impact of a Leader

    • 1. Why is leadership important?
    • 2. Why should I grow as a leader?
    • 3. How does influence work?

Part II: The Development of a Leader

    • 4. How can I grow as a leader?
    • 5. How can I become disciplined?
    • 6. How should I prioritize my life?

Part III: The Traits of a Leader

    • 7. How can I effectively cast vision?
    • 8. How do I develop trust?
    • 9. How can I extend my influence?
    • 10. How can I make my leadership last?

Trust: The Foundation of Lean Leadership

  • How do you build trust if you don’t know what it truly is? Most people can’t fully and completely define trust. It’s like oxygen. We don’t think about it until we don’t have it.
  • For a Lean Leader, there is nothing more important than trust as he/she learns to navigate the politically charged departmental boundaries that are often filled with posturing, turf battles, egos, etc.
  • Without trust, there is no relationship. Without a relationship, there is no influence. Without influence, there is no leadership. Without leadership, results suffer!
  • We help the Lean Leader understand, in-depth, the principles of trust and how they positively or negatively affect their influence will allow them to achieve greater results in the future. 

The 4 Levels of Lean Leadership

  • Accomplishing the organization’s mission across all departments requires you to gain the support and buy-in of the respective leaders and their teams. You will discover how to develop 360° of influence by navigating your way up throughThe 4 Levels of Lean Leadership.
  • Level 1, the foundation, is built on strong character and solid relationships.
  • Level 2, you must demonstrate competency by learning, teaching, and applying Leadership principles and Lean tools in order to continue to gain influence and support by effectively leading cross functional teams.
  • Level 3 is all about addition. You are developing other Level 2 Lean Leaders.
  • Level 4, is all about multiplication. You are developing both Level 2 and Level 3 Lean Leaders. Your influence is now multiplying because you are developing others that are developing others!

 The 7 Disciplines of Leading a Successful Event

  • In this lesson, we pull out the 7 basic time-tested principles that Dr. Stephen R. Covey wrote about in his bestselling book,The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and look at them through the lens of Lean Leadership.
  • With a deep understanding of these principles, Lean Manufacturing principles, and other Leadership principles, we have created a unique lesson that will help your Lean Leader unleash your team’s potential using an easy to understand, structured, sequential approach that will both increase influence and improve results.

Blue Collar Leadership: Bridging the Gap Between the Office and the Front Line

  • The key principle in this lesson is “empathy.”—Seeing it how they see it. Having spent the first 10 years of his career on the front lines as a machine operator in various manufacturing organizations, Mack already knows your team’s perspective. There is often a gap between front line and management. We want to help close the gap.
  • Accelerating the ability to connect, influence, and bridge the gap between the blue and white collar workforce is a must in any Lean initiative. Creating a team that works together to accomplish the mission while valuing and respecting the differences among various team members will lead to dramatically improved relationships, teamwork, and results.

Anecdotal stories relative to practical application in a Lean environment

Multiple Q & A sessions

The standard duration is 4.5 days. However, we can condense it to fit your requirements.