I’ll be co-presenting a workshop at the annual Lean Summit in Houston this March. The Summit dates are March 27 – 28. There are two days of workshops that precede the Summit. On March 26 Joanna McGuffey and I will be presenting a workshop focused on cultivating and sustaining enthusiasm for lean practices, Transforming Your Lean Commitment into a Legacy.

The workshop is based on a transformation model that begins with the understanding that Personal Core Identity and Shared Core Identity drives Purpose. This understanding sets the four dimensions of the Transformational Legacy model – Mindfulness, Commitment, Connection and Challenge – into motion.

Learn from a new perspective on lean practices that included experienced lean practitioners and people representing a spectrum of the arts community. Subsequent research and work with clients shows how this perspective, integrated with the developed body of lean knowledge, addresses the concerns of lean buy-in and lean burnout. The purpose of the workshop is to provide experienced lean practitioners with a system for daily renewing their commitment to excellence in their own lives within a lean framework.

We will be utilizing the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology for the purpose of provoking each participant’s deeper understanding of their personal core identity, and for renewing the connection between that identity and their purpose in the different spheres of their life. The methodology has been developed and employed during the past two decades by high performing enterprises across the world, and we are both Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitators.

Participants will immediately be able to put the following benefits into practice:

  • Lead teams in a recognition of shared core identity and how that identity is connected to team purpose.
  • Utilize a brief daily mindfulness exercise to refresh their commitment to leading and participating in a learning culture.
  • Understanding individual and shared core identity and how this understanding aligns with team purpose, which is the foundation to lasting lean transformation
  • Utilize a monthly alignment exercise to check their connection to purpose and identify adjustments that will strengthen that connection.
  • Understand how these practices fit into a Transformational Legacy model developed to address the concern of sustaining lean practices, personally and throughout an enterprise.
  • Recognize when it is necessary to help colleagues and team members navigate to more productive moods.
  • Understand an approach toward coaching teams in these Transformational Legacy practices.

While the workshop is already at half maximum capacity, there is still time to register. For more information about the Lean Summit go to https://www.lean.org/summit2019 and to register for our workshop click on the Workshops tag. Look for us near the bottom of the list – the workshops are in alphabetical order.