Similar Business Issues … Everywhere
1000 of surveys from business managers and employees over the past 4 years have revealed the following issues:
- Poor Communications
- Lack of Teamwork
- Lack of Individual Initiative
- Issues Related to Productivity
- Observing Burn-out in Employees
- Cross-Departmental Issues/Blame
- Change Initiatives that Lack Support or Execution
- Low Employee Engagement
- Productive Employees but not Team Players
- Lack of Accountability from Leaders and Employees
- Succession and Future Leadership Gaps
- Lack of joy within leaders – work was not fun being at the top
‘joy in work’ – let’s change the way we work
The training that Gina provides centers around the work of Dr. Deming and it is about root cause analysis. It is practical and works on the issues that companies, managers and employees are working on currently. The learning is immediate and it gets to root issues quickly.
- We promoted several people to leadership roles but they seem to sit back waiting for instruction on what to do
- Transforming a dysfunctional department into a high performing team
- We implemented a new IT system, we expected it would lesson the need for people. Instead, we have more people working on making the system work and need to hire.
- We struggle to finish projects on time and on budget.
- Remote work is what our employees want but we want them in office.
- Our sales are down but we have introduced new products and we expected more sales.
- We get little participation in team meetings.
Gina teaches teams how to look at problems differently and she teaches them to use different tools to solve problems – Process Flow Mapping, Plan Do Study Act (PDSA). These tools are used by managers and employees alike. The goal is for them to carry it forward on their own. It is working on the “work together.” The benefit is employee engagement naturally goes up….culture gets better quickly and profits go up. These organizations become market leaders and they need to hire more people to keep up with the demand and customers love their experiences. This training addresses all the issues listed at the top of this page.
Gina’s Recommended Leadership Resources
TV Series: Apple TV’s Ted Lasso. This is heartwarming and reveals the inspiring side of leadership.
TV Series: HBO’s Band of Brothers. This is violent yet based on real stories from World War II. The leadership lessons will stay with you a long time.
Book: The Leadership Handbook by Peter Scholtes. One of the best books on leadership. You can use it as guide to work with teams.
Book: The New Economics by Dr. W Edwards Deming. Get the most recent 3rd edition and read Chapter 11 first by the remarkable Kelly Allan. Every time I read this book, I discover another brilliant insight. Dr. Deming was ahead of his time and his predictions for the future unbelievable.
Book: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. Brene understands the psychology of leadership and the bravery needed to be authentic. Women in particular find her books inspiring.
Book: Drive by Daniel Pink. This book is about misconceptions about motivation.
Website: www.joshbersin.com. HR insights for today’s world. He knows what is going on and offers excellent analysis for business leaders.
Book: Why by Simon Sinek. This book is right on about “purpose”. I believe he was highly influenced by the work of Dr. Deming.
Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear. He says he wrote the book he needed. He is the owner of the very accurate quote “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”