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Siouxland Lean Consortium

LEAN MANAGEMENT TRACK

Blue-Collar Leadership®: Leading from the Front Lines
Session Speaker: Mack Story 

Mack Story has logged over 11,000 hours leading teams through organizational change.  He is the author of the extremely popular Blue-Collar Leadership Series.  Mack began his career in manufacturing in 1988 on the front lines of a large production machine shop.  He eventually grew himself into upper management and found his niche in Lean manufacturing and along with it, developed his passion for leadership. 

 

Presentation Concept: 

In the Blue-Collar Leadership®: Leading from the Front Lines session, you’ll discover a unique and innovative resource that will help you learn how to engage those on the front lines to improve the bottom line.

This session will focus on developing the right mindset (the hard part), not on mastering the Lean toolset (the easy part).

Regardless of your title, your position, or your years of experience, if you’re leading Lean, you’re responsible for creating an engaged kaizen culture within your organization. Without a workforce that is bought-in, willing to accept responsibility, and willing to sustain the gains, there will likely be frustration combined with stagnation.

In a kaizen culture, the people on the front lines are highly engaged. They take responsibility. They identify problems. They offer solutions. They take action. They respect their leaders and are respected by their leaders. They don’t blame. They don’t whine. They shine.

While logging over 11,000 hours leading leaders and their teams through process improvement (hundreds of kaizen events), organizational change, and cultural transformation, Mack Story learned how to quickly get those on the front lines to buy-in, accept responsibility, work together, and take ownership.

In other words, Mack learned how to get others to lead themselves well, even if they hadn’t done so in the past. By taking the complex and making it simple, he helps Lean leaders unleash their front line team’s potential.

Prepare for an hour of principle-filled, true stories that will be engaging, thought-provoking, often humorous, and most importantly, relevant across all industries. Mack’s stories will motivate and inspire you to lead your organization, as well as yourself, to the next level and beyond.

 

Potential Learning Objectives:

1.      Learn how to increase buy-in at all levels

2.      Learn how to engage the minds of those on the front lines

3.      Learn how to develop individuals that perform well on teams

Blue-Collar Leadership® & Supervision: Unleash Your Team’s Potential
Session Speaker: Mack Story 

Mack Story has logged over 11,000 hours leading teams through organizational change.  He is the author of the extremely popular Blue-Collar Leadership Series.  Mack began his career in manufacturing in 1988 on the front lines of a large production machine shop.  He eventually grew himself into upper management and found his niche in Lean manufacturing and along with it, developed his passion for leadership. 

 

Presentation Concept: 

In the Blue-Collar Leadership® & Supervision: Unleash Your Team’s Potential session, you’ll discover a unique and innovative resource that will help you learn how to develop the leaders in your organization.

This session will equip you to help those in formal leadership positions move far beyond the out-of-date management and supervision practices that are common within traditional organizations.

Traditional organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.

For many years, Lean experts have taught us that the greatest obstacle to Lean is upper management, middle management, and front line supervision. Mack knows this is true, not because he read it in a book, but because he validated it repeatedly year after year while logging over 11,000 hours leading leaders and their teams through process improvement (hundreds of kaizen events), organizational change, and cultural transformation.

High impact Lean leaders fully understand the difference between managing things and processes and leading people. They intentionally learn how to effectively apply and teach the principles that support high impact leadership. They know the importance of modeling the appropriate leadership behaviors at the right times for the right reasons. They know leadership is more caught than taught.

Prepare for an hour of principle-filled, true stories that will be engaging, thought-provoking, often humorous, and most importantly, relevant across all industries. Mack’s stories will not only motivate and inspire you to examine the leadership ability of the leaders within your organization, but also to examine your own leadership ability.

 

Potential Learning Objectives:

1.      Learn how to lead without formal authority

2.      Learn how to develop 360° of influence

3.      Learn how to help managers of people become leaders of people

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