What you'll learn
- This course includes three complete books, seventy downloadable articles, assignments and self-assessments; in addition to a thirty-day money back guarantee!
- You will learn the most important skill for success at every level of management...bringing the best out of people and teams.
- This course has been updated to include the design and implementation of hybrid or remote teams and the responsibilities of remote team members to self-manage..
- You will learn how to create a high performing culture of high employee engagement.
- You will learn the essential principles and practices of lean management or Toyota Production System.
- You will learn how to solve problems in a systematic, fact-based manner.
- Learn the communication and facilitation skills that are essential to leading people and teams.
- You will gain the experience form forty years of implementing team management in dozens of organizations.
The only course requirement is a desire to learn to be a great team leader.
2022 Update: I have worked to make this course a truly comprehensive course on team leadership, participation, employee involvement and hybrid organizations with remote teams. You will find little or no academic theory in this course. All the lessons here are derived from my forty-five years of implementing teams in dozens of manufacturing plants, health care and other settings. It is all based on practical application.
Note: the course now includes three complete ebooks -
Team Kata - The Habits of Continuous Improvement which describes the functions of teams and team leaders in our modern organization.
The Lean Coach which presents a model of positive coaching, improving personal and team performance.
Getting To Lean - Transformational Team Management which is a complete guide to the design of a team based organization, defining its processes and structure. This is a book about strategic change in the culture and capabilities of an organization.
Plus a dozen articles, case studies, 70 downloadable papers and assignments on the implementation of teams.
- "Searching a best course for Team Leadership ends here.......awesome! Lawrence Miller is a Highly experienced author, created topics in a very systematic manner and providing his stories of experience from Industry. Very colorful and meaningful slides once we start the course we never feel to miss any of his lectures. Thanks a lot!!" Hari Prasad Bandari November 22, 2019
- "To me this is an exceptional piece of coaching which is very well presented. Very clear communication which is easy to understand as examples are numerous to get to the main point. Deep diving is done to prepare the course and practical examples are given which is close to day to day operations in any business." Hani Ul Nasir, 23 Feb 2018
To succeed as a manager, entrepreneur, or executive, you must have the skills of team leadership. This course provides those skills. It provides the skills of facilitation, communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, process improvement and managing human performance. It is based on the principles and practices of lean management and culture (Toyota Production System) and the instructors forty years of experience implementing team management and lean culture.
This course is structured to facilitate the relationship between the team leader, his or her team, and a coach who may assist in applying the lessons. There are fourteen exercises that ask the student to put the lessons to work with their team or practice with their coach. The instructor employs an "action-learning" model, recognizing that the best learning occurs from applying the lessons to the student's real work situation, and from receiving feedback from a coach. It is intended as a comprehensive model and curriculum for team leaders.
Recognition and Celebration:
When you complete this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Udemy. However, this is a demanding course and you are asked to demonstrate competence in managing people, teams and processes. The instructors believes that you deserve more recognition. If you complete the assignments and send a portfolio of completed assignments to the instructor you will be recognized with a Green Belt certification by the Institute for Leadership Excellence; and, the author will send you ebook copies of his three most recent books on coaching, team leadership, and developing lean organization and culture. You deserve it!
Note: this course duplicates much of the material in the instructor's New Manager Skills course. There is about a 50% overlap. This course is intended for current managers while the New Manager course is intended for those about to become or who have recently become new managers. I suggest that you look at the curriculum of each and decide which is most appropriate for you.
Who this course is for:
- All managers and those wishing to become leaders or managers.
- Both management and front line team members and leaders
- Any manager wishing to improve their skills of leading teams, people and improving processes.
- Those managers and companies implementing lean management and wishing to institute lean culture.
About the instructor
Larry Miller is now teaching more than one-hundred seventy thousand students in 200 countries on Udemy, is the author of eleven books, and has forty years of experience consulting with major corporations. Several of his courses on management and leadership are best selling courses in their category and have been adopted by major corporations as part of their leadership development and lean culture implementation process.
For the past forty years he has worked to improve the performance of organizations and the skills of their leaders. His expertise is derived from hands on experience creating change in the culture of more than a hundred organizations.
He began his work in youth prisons after recognizing that the learning system in the organization had exactly the opposite of its intended effect – increasing, rather than decreasing, dysfunctional behavior. For four years he worked to redesign the prison system by establishing the first free- economy behind prison walls, where each inmate had to pay rent, maintain a checking account, and pay for everything he desired. This was his first organizational transformation.
He has been consulting, writing and speaking about business organization and culture since 1973. After ten years with another consulting firm, he formed his own firm, the Miller Howard Consulting Group in 1983. In 1998 he sold his firm to Towers Perrin, an international human resource consulting firm and became a Principal of that firm. In 1999 he left that firm to focus on solo consulting projects.
He and his firm were one of the early proponents of team-based management and worked with many clients to implement Team Management from the senior executive team to include every level and every employee in the organization. The Team Management process created a company of business managers, with every employee focused on continuous improvement of business performance. In addition to directing the overall change process, Mr. Miller personally coached the senior management team of many of his clients.
The implementation of Team Management led to the realization that the whole-system of the organization needed to be redesigned to create alignment so all systems, structure, skills, style and symbols support the same goals and culture. From this realization he developed the process of Whole System Architecture that is a high involvement method of rethinking all of the systems, structures and culture of the organization. Among his consulting clients have been 3M, Corning, Shell Oil Company, Amoco and Texaco, Shell Chemicals, Air Canada and Varig Airlines, Eastman Chemicals, Xerox, Harris Corporation, McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A, Merck and Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, United Technologies, Metropolitan Life and Landmark Communications.
Mr. Miller has authored eleven books, among them American Spirit: Visions of A New Corporate Culture, which was the text for Honda of America’s course on their values and culture; and Barbarians to Bureaucrats: Corporate Life Cycle Strategies, which draws on the history of the rise and fall of civilizations to illustrate the patterns of leadership and evolution in corporate cultures. Most recently he authored Getting to Lean – Transformational Change Management that draws on the best change management practices such as socio-technical system design, appreciative inquiry, and systems thinking or learning organizations to provide a road map to transforming organizations. He has also authored Team Kata –Your Guide to Becoming A High Performing Team, the core human process of lean organizations. Most recently he published The Lean Coach that corresponds to his course on Coaching Leaders for Success. He has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, made many appearances on CNBC, has written for The New York Times and been the subject of a feature story in Industry Week magazine. He was recently the subject of articles in Fast Company and Inc. Magazine.