Release Date:- 2014-03-26
User Average Rating:- 4875
Author:- Lawrence M. Miller, Institute for Leadership Excellence
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.