While the tools of continuous improvement are obviously important, one thing is certain. If we, as continuous improvement leaders, fail to respect, effectively motivate, and positively influence those around us we will never create strong cultures of kaizen. As such, during this course we will explore the human side of lean in great detail.
Culture of Kaizen Overview
In this overview module we explore the topics of culture – what it is and isn’t – while also reviewing the important concept of kaizen. We’ll also contrast the difference between so-called adaptive & non-adaptive cultures.
Respect for Humanity
By the end of this module you’ll know what’s meant when we speak about respecting humanity. You’ll also begin to understand what it means to respect others in the broadest sense of all humanity. And, finally, you’ll know some ways you can practice respect for humanity in all aspects of your life as we prepare to explore some specific human behavioral models.
Brain Chemistry & Its Impact on Human Performance
By the end of this module you’ll understand how 5 specific brain chemicals strongly influence just about every emotional aspect of our lives… and you’ll also understand how to make these same chemicals work to your advantage as well as what to do when these same chemicals seem to be working against us.
Reducing Social Threats to Enable Continuous Improvement
By the end of this module you’ll understand how our brains and emotions play an important role in how we work, collaborate, and influence others. To accomplish this we’re going to explore a specific brain based model that focuses on how to best collaborate with and influence others.
Habits & How They Shape Organizational Culture
By the end of this module you’ll know what a habit is and how it’s formed at both a personal and organizational level. You’ll also understand how so-called keystone habits can assist individuals and organizations as they strive to create strong cultures of kaizen.
Continuously Improving Habits
By the end of this module you’ll understand the best way to modify habits at both the personal and organizational levels.
Characteristics of the Kaizen Leader
By the end of this module you’ll have been introduced to 8 characteristics of the kaizen leader.
Motivation for Continuous Improvement
By the end of this module, you’ll have a better understanding of what actually motivates people to want to practice kaizen and, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t.
Modes of Persuasion
By the end of this module, you’ll understand three tools of rhetoric - ethos, logos, and pathos. You’ll also understand how to leverage these three concepts to improve the way you communicate, and attempt to positively influence, those you come into contact with.
Leading Yourself
In this final teaching lesson of this course we’re going to continue with this theme of focusing on the human person with one small twist. We’re going to focus on the importance of taking care of ourselves. Specifically, by the end of this module we’ll share some tips and suggestions for we can better look after ourselves enabling us to better lead others.
Additional Learning Resources
In this final module we’d like to share some additional learning resources for anyone that would like to dive deeper into the things we learned about in this course.
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