Key leadership trait: Getting the most out of employees

The management of people has always been a core characteristic of a successful leader. However, many managers approach these positions with the wrong mindset, assuming they must be good at giving directions to their subordinates and teammates. In reality, while this is an important ability, there is more to being a successful leader. Another key

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Three traits of a successful Lean healthcare leader

Lean approaches and techniques are being applied beyond the manufacturing industry that pioneered the practice. Nowadays, any company can use Lean as a means to improve efficiency and reduce waste, regardless of whether they are manufacturers or healthcare professionals. That said, it takes a particular kind of person to oversee the successful launch of a

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Developing a Kaizen leader

Leadership is just as important in a Kaizen organization, and many of the necessary traits actually carry over from traditional managerial positions. Leaders have traditionally played an important role in any company – they are the people making important decisions and directing others. In a Lean organization, however, leaders take on a slightly different role.

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Developing employees into successful leaders

Some of the most successful companies in the world have a “hire from within” mindset, meaning that instead of recruiting high-ranking executives from other businesses, they train their existing employees. However, these companies need to nurture their employees and invest in them in order to create successful leaders. There are several ways businesses can do

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Leaders are crucial to maximizing engagement

Companies can be complex entities, with multiple levels and hierarchies. However, when it comes to determining whether employees will stay with a company, few things matter more than engagement with the person directly above them. This is why it's so crucial that companies effectively train their managers – it could determine the productivity and turnover

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