Special Encore Presentation: A House Worth Building: Your Improvement Horizon
March 5, 2015
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
How do you define “leadership”? Do you use the time-honored words of Vance Packard, marketing guru of the 1960s: “Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to do something you are convinced should be done?” If so, you are mis-quoting Packard’s truly brilliant contribution. Just two little words missing—and, with them, all meaning. This week, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, supplies the two missing words and explains how the first of her five visual leadership tools helps leaders decide on and organize the corporate intent. At first glance, her Operations System Improvement Template (OSIT) may appear to be yet another take on the Toyota House (temple) that frames TPS—and as such a likely candidate for the boardroom wall. Yet when fully understood, OSIT can be the premier tool for selecting your company’s improvement horizon and connecting it directly with credible tactical targets that represent its dynamic growth. Tune in and learn more (866-472-5790).
The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense
Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
You’ve heard of the visual workplace. But do you really know what that means? And do you know the crucial role it plays in operational excellence? The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense offers the best in practical tools, methods, and strategies for improvement leaders who want to apply workplace visuality and harness its remarkable cultural and bottom line contribution. Visuality: you can’t get to excellence without it. Each week, award-winning author and foremost visual workplace expert, Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, targets new learning and applications through a range of formats—case studies, interviews with business leaders and topic experts, and interaction through listener call-ins and QandA. Whether yours is a factory, hospital, military depot, bank, office or dry cleaners—get informed, get inspired, get visual. Listen to The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense, airing live every Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
Across 30 years of hands-on implementations, Gwendolyn Galsworth, Ph.D. has nearly single-handedly created the models, concepts, and methods of workplace visuality that define visual’s distinct and powerful contribution to enterprise excellence—and to sustainable cultural and bottom line results. Dr. Galsworth is president and founder of Quality Methods International (QMI), a training, research, and consulting firm—and the QMI/Visual-Lean® Institute, where you can get trained in nine core visual workplace courses. A Shingo Prize Examiner, Gwendolyn is the author of many DVDs and books, including Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking and Work That Makes Sense, both winners of the coveted Shingo Research Prize. Her on-demand webinars and off-the-shelf training packages are rich in content and insight, each containing scores of actual visual solutions. (For more information or to make a purchase, visit www.visualworkplace.com.) Most importantly, she has honed and tested her work in companies around the world—factories, banks, hospitals, military depots, and offices—including Lockheed-Martin, Pratt/Whitney, Royal Nooteboom Trailers/Holland, Trailmobile/Canada, Bank of America, Midwest Cancer Centers, Rolls-Royce/UK, Crompton Greaves/India, Sears, United Electric Controls, and Wilson Transformer/Australia. When not on-site with clients, delivering keynotes or teaching at the Institute, Gwendolyn can be found hiking—or working on her next book.