I found this article in a conference guide. Is is from Kate C. Farrar who spends her day as the Director of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Leadership Programs. It’s worth a a read.
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Lean Practitioner - Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect then Plan, Do, Learn
Neil is a lean practitioner with an openness to learn new ways and that is always learning. Neil has learnt that there is a Lean lesson everywhere and that It takes courage and confidence to face the unknown. His mission is to inspire people to become lean thinkers and create more value for their organisation, customers, community and personal development.
Fundamentally, the process of any successful lean transformation rests on applying Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycles of experimentation at every level, everywhere, all the time. Being situational means that every journey is going to be specific and different
Neil is an experienced executive manager with a business transformation, project management, procurement, engineering and change leadership background. He is practical, well-organised and a deeply committed person with strong leadership skills. Neil is energised by his work especially if there is a teamwork focus and is motivated to deliver high standards. His 29 years of diverse experience in the power industry from craft apprenticeship through to executive level gives him the ability to understand the requirements of operating and maintaining a utility at all levels. In addition, Neil’s business skills and understanding of the requirements of organisational transformation and optimisation with the use of lean thinking, especially developed over the past six years, give him a thorough grounding in executive leadership and management.