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Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in (Manufacturing/Leadership)

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In his latest offering, John Davis tackles the human side of a lean initiative -- cultivating a lean culture and gaining employee buy-in. How managers deal with these issues will ultimately determine their success.Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in shows you how to lead a lean effort and effectively manage change. It is a practical manual for the new manager. Though directed at plant managers, and specifically those new to their jobs, this book benefits anyone taking on a leadership role. Davis provides complete direction on the crucial first steps and advise on competently responding to the unknown and unexpected. In addition the book covers how to:Gain the respect and active support of the workforce.Work effectively with unions and customers.Create a culture for change.Actively seek out key people in your organization.Diplomatically buck the system.Extend lean to the entire enterprise.Develop and effectively earmark your plan for operation.Cultivate a winning relationship with your boss.Deal with major setbacks in business conditions.Throughout the text, Davis weaves the story of Jim Warring, a plant manager who is new to the job, detailing his frustrations, challenges, and accomplishments, and how he handles the daily responsibilities of a plant manager. At the end of each chapter, Davis rates Warring on how he performed in his role as plant manager and as a leader of the plant's lean initiative by presenting The Warring Scorecard. Davis points out where he succeeded, and where he made some serious mistakes.Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in, is a valuable resource or all managers in any industry. This book will show you how to effectively lead in your organization and how to cultivate a cooperative environment.

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Author John W. Davis
Binding Hardcover
Condition New
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9781563272479
Publisher Productivity Press

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