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Leadership Workshop for Lean Six Sigma

Provide pragmatic principles, skills, and approaches for leading large-scale improvement efforts that yield fast, dramatic, and sustainable results


There are several groups of people who would find value in this on-site workshop:

Audiences who are…
Executives considering launching, or have already launched a large-scale improvement initiative like Lean or Six Sigma
Directors of Quality and Six Sigma planning and monitoring progress of a large-scale improvement initiative
Champions and Sponsors charged with supporting Black Belts and teams to achieve extraordinary results
Organization development specialists helping design high-performance team structures and providing critical training and coaching support for leaders in transition
Master Black Belts and Black Belts spearheading technical improvement efforts and seeking to instill process and results ownership with improvement teams
Change agents at all levels of the organization seeking to change the mindsets and behaviors of peers and direct reports to foster flawless execution and continuous improvement.

What you’ll learn

  • Opportunities and problems at critical points during the implementation and high-leverage leadership actions to address them
  • How to ensure your large-scale improvement initiative generates quick results and enthusiasm
  • 6 proven, reliable approaches to managing culture
  • Counterintuitive actions at each stage of the initiative that can yield extraordinary results
  • 4 leadership “power tools” that will increase the likelihood of dramatic, sustainable success
  • The importance of “executive-guided grass-roots commitment” and how to design for it
  • Tips for sequencing the disciplines of Lean, Six Sigma, and High-Performance Organizations
  • Templates for conflict management and influencing other
  • 7 ways to move from a command-and-control (both overt and subtle) style to an “analyze-and-energize” style of leadership that fosters improvement
  • How to monitor, and control improvement activities using a model that incorporates “hard” and “soft” aspects of performance improvement


Option 1 – One session that spans two days
Option 2 – Two sessions of one day each, spread over two months

Customization options

Upon a client’s request, we will tailor the course to meet specific client objectives and challenges. Typical options include delving deeper into a particular initiative stage that an organization is in, incorporating new strategic direction into the content, and loading the course with cases that are drawn from actual client organizational situations.