How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook is a self-contained workbook, in which the reader completes twenty-one days of practical exercises and activities focused on creativity, lean and coaching (one set per day). This will enable the reader to develop their capability and confidence to be creative, adapt lean principles, practices and tools to their unique service organization and coach others to do the same. The workbook guides the reader through a structured, systematic, easy-to-understand, habit-building approach, and function as the reader’s ‘coach’. As the reader ‘works’ their way through the book, they will reclaim their creativity, learn Karyn’s tried-and-true 15-minute a day coaching approach and adapt lean principles, practices and tools to their particular service organization.
As an internationally acclaimed lean consultant, highly experienced coach and coauthor of The Toyota Way to Service Excellence, Karyn Ross is often asked to help service organizations that are struggling to translate lean principles into the sustainable practices that will meet their - and their customers' - unique needs, now and for the long-term. Over the years, Karyn has found that the best way for organizations to overcome this struggle is to develop a network of coaches who can help people at all levels:
• Learn by ‘doing’. Changing what we do – and seeing the different result - changes how we think, not the opposite!
• Adapt lean in a way that makes sense for their service organization. Lean practitioners working in service organizations may have difficulty adapting lean manufacturing practices to meet the special ‘people’ considerations found in services.
• Practice continuously to make a habit. Coaching helps people develop the discipline and stamina needed to turn new behaviors into habits.
That’s the beauty of this book! It functions as the reader’s personal ‘coach’, guiding them through the daily practice required to make new behaviors (and the resulting new thinking) a habit, so that they can coach their organization to success!