A3R Business Savvy

Key Outcomes:
  • Enhanced scenario and forecasting skills.
  • Greater understanding of change management.
  • Increased awareness of dynamic business decisions
  • Higher levels of ownership and leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment and business plan integrating key learnings into action

Program Elements:
  • 6 full day learning sessions
  • 5 hours individual coaching per participant
  • Behavioral Assessment with 30 page detail report
  • Leadership Assessment 360 Tool
  • Between session homework with built in accountabilities ( books and articles included)
  • On-line resource for posting homework and maintaining dialogue with facilitator and peers
  • Capstone project. Each participant is required to demonstrate how they have created value with the new learning and create a tool or resources that continues to put principles into action.

Course Required Reading:
  • Building a Bridge as You Walk Over
  • Breakthrough Companies
  • The Ultimate Question
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Getting the Right Things Done
  • Three HBR Articles supporting themes
  • Audio Recording: Leadership vs. Stewardship by Block

  • DiSC
  • Now Discover Your Strengths
  • Coaching Skills Inventory
  • Leveraging Strengths
  • Discussion about perception vs. reality
  • Course context & key objectives outlined
  • Leadership Skill Assessment
  • Adaptive Confidence / Grounded Vision
  • Video on Focus and Personal Vision
  • Holistic picture of vitality and mental fitness
  • Designing a personal long view
  • Leveraging skills to support the vision
  • Personal capacity planning – time/focus management
  • Class focus presented in project plan & key deliverables
  • Leadership Focus: modeling the way
  • Reflective Action / Authentic Engagement
  • Getting the right things done- A3
  • Discussion on how do your daily activities support cell/section A3 and company A3—how to make those connections more explicit
  • What is the best use of your time?
  • Fostering compliance vs. commitment
  • Leadership Focus: enabling others to act
  • Appreciative Inquiry & Manager Multiple Perspectives
  • Six Thinking Hats-Curiosity vs. Self Righteousness
  • Discussion on what makes “buy-in” so difficult?
  • How to accelerate “passing the ball” and deference
  • Leadership Focus: inspiring a shared vision
  • Responsible Freedom/Tough Love
  • Personal accountability and leading teams that feel a sense of pride in
  • Holding people accountable
  • Leadership Focus: challenging the process

The last session is an integration of all the learning that has occurred.

Task: Create a product that integrates lean leadership & lean thinking that adds value to the organization

Audience: The first audience will be the classmates in Series 1 Lean Leadership.
Some of you will be asked to present your product to the entire company at a company meeting.

Purpose: The objective is that you will transform this experience into a means to educate and lead the entire company.
You and a partner will develop a product that enhances the performance of your cell.

You will have 1 hour to give a presentation that covers:

  1. Most significant key learnings in this course
  2. Concept of product
  3. Application of product with any key performance indicators

Product may be:

  • A resource developed to support collaboration & communication among workers
  • A tool that drives efficiency and productivity
  • A framework or method that supports lean implementation
  • A training concept or device that expedites the lean learning curve

Your Product must be SMART: specific, measurable, action-oriented, include results, time-delimited.