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The Leadership Roadmap

People, Lean, and Innovation, Second Edition, 1st Edition

By Dwane Baumgardner, Russell Scaffede

Productivity Press

160 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138315044
pub: 2019-06-25
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    For more thanr 60 years, a few organizations have followed what is known as the "Scanlon Plan" for employee engagement. Some early benefits were achieved and employee satisfaction was high in these companies, such as Donnelly Corporation and Herman Miller Office Furniture.

    Likewise, for more than 30 years now, US and European companies been studying and adapting the Toyota Production System (TPS), which has been dubbed as "Lean." Again, some long-term benefits has been achieved, but many have not transformed their workplace cutlure or acheived operational excellence.

    The Leadership Roadmap brings the two philosophies of both employee engagement and Lean into one concise and understandable system for leaders to follow. If leaders truly want success like Toyota, they must understand it is the combination of TPS with total employee engagement that made this company a sustaining industry leader.

    By following the outlined system, leaders can take their companies into the future making a more successful organization for all stakeholders while truly enhancing their employee satisfaction with their daily work.

    This book is not just for CEOs, CFOs, and others at the executive level, it is also for people in human resources or project development, the plant manager or first line supervisor, it is for anyone who shares a strong commitment to the foundational premise of integrating the leadership of people, lean transformation and innovation systems. The Leadership Roadmap is a practical resource that will foster a new generation of roving leaders, committed team members who are willing to step up and fill a void, who lead by asking questions that trigger positive change rather than simply giving orders. These new leaders will understand that while the framework for achieving success is simple, the implementation can be complex and daunting, requiring a firm and enduring dedication to renewal, and a step by step guide to show them the way.

Table of Contents

Preface. About the Authors. Introduction. Chapter 1: Defining the Journey. The Premise. People. Lean Enterprise. Innovation. Chapter 2: The Leadership Roadmap. The Six Immutable Realities. The Leadership Roadmap Defined. "Zoomed-Out" View. "Zooming In" View. Chapter 3: Navigating the Leadership Roadmap. Navigation Process. Driving Directions. People Systems. Lean Systems. Innovation Systems. Appendix. Appendix A: Assessing the State of Leadership. Appendix B: Leadership Audit Survey. Appendix C: Lean Evaluation Audit Process. Appendix D: Master Time Line. Appendix E: Board Reporting Packet. Appendix F: Mapping the Deployment. Appendix G: Innovation Audit Survey.

About the Authors

Dr. J. Dwane Baumgardner, Ph.D. served as the President of Magna Donnelly Corporation (formerly, Donnelly Corporation). from January 2003 to May 2004. Prior to January 2003, Dr. Baumgardner served as Chief Executive Officer of Magna Donnelly Corporation since 1982 and Chairman since 1986. He joined Donnelly Corporation, Holland, Michigan, in 1967 as Manager of Research and Development and later became Vice President of Technology. He served as the President of Scanlon Leadership Network from 1983 to 1985. He served as Chairman and Director of Magna international. He served as Vice Chairman of Magna Donnelly Corporation from January 2003 to May 2004. Dr. Baumgardner has been a Director of Wescast Industries Inc., since 1998 and Magna Donnelly Corporation since 1982. He serves as a Director of Landscape Forms, Inc. and Scanlon Leadership Network. He serves as a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Strive Group. He served as a Director of Walbro Corporation. since 1997. He served as a Director of SL Industries Inc., from 1990 to June 21, 2010. He also serves as the President of the Scanlon Foundation. Dr. Baumgardner holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Engineering Optics.

Russ Scaffede, an expert on lean manufacturing implementation, is a strong hands-on manufacturing leader who has led successful lean transformations. A former Toyota manufacturing executive and the chief operating architect of the lean transformations at Donnelly Corporation and Tiara Yachts, he is also a past chairman of the Shingo Prize Board of Governors. He is the co-author of The Leadership Roadmap.

Russ joined Toyota as General Manager of Powertrain Operations at Georgetown, Kentucky, after almost twenty years with General Motors. He spent the next several years learning from Toyota's most experienced operational leaders and visiting many high performing lean manufacturing sites, as he studied the much admired Toyota Production System (TPS) and developed his understanding of the critical missing process in most lean manufacturing implementations, which is the integration of a truly participative people-based belief system utilizing the tools for continuous improvement.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture