Last fall, Karl, the CEO of Vibco, a manufacturing company that applies Lean Manufacturing, bought copies of my books for all his managers and found them to be very effective. He also hired me to speak for a YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) Lean Manufacturing event. I attended the entire conference and was surprised by how meaningful the event was for me. I gave the closing keynote, which I customized to guide the leaders toward having effective conversations about implementing what they had learned when they returned to their companies.
During the conference, I discovered a whole new world of like-minded people sincerely interested in creating productive work environments where everyone wins. I'm still processing what happened for me, but I will say it was exhilarating, affirming and transformative. I talked about it with Karl on his radio show Lean Nation last Tuesday. You can listen to the podcast here.
The conference was brilliantly structured to make the information transformational and practical. I will talk about that as a part of a webinar I'm offering for Professional Development University. It's called "Applying Classroom Learning to Workplace Reality". You can read about it here. http://www.professionaldevelopmentuniversity.com/Prod-2308.aspx?sourceCode=RUN324
There is a fee for each station that registers and you can get CEU credits for attending.
I also offer a free webinar to any group that purchases any of my books by the box.
There's a difference between learning how to do something and actually doing it. It's great to know how to bridge the gap.