Are you a Lean Professional?
Your job responsibilities might include...
improving processes: quality, delivery, and cost
managing or coaching others to improve processes
Your job title might include...
Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Value Stream, Quality, Safety, Production, Process, Operations, Engineer, or something similar
Your career success might depend upon...
your ability to consistently and repeatedly demonstrate your competence to analyze, stabilize, and standardize a wide variety of different types of (always unique) processes
and to consistently and repeatedly coach others to do the same
and ultimately to consistently and repeatedly coach others to coach others to do the same
Whose career is it?
Yes, you are part of a team, (or several teams),
and yes, your company has some tools that they insist that you use,
and others that they make available for you to use if you find them useful....
but when it comes time for your Performance Review,
who is ultimately responsible to produce the results that you were hired to produce?
My first job interview to become a carpenter
To earn my way through college, I worked as a rough-in carpenter, building homes and apartments.
For several years as a boy, I had mowed lawn for a neighbor, and shortly after graduating high school, Mr. Moody told me that he had a friend in the construction industry that was looking for carpenters.
I said, "Thanks for the introduction, I'll set up an interview",
and he said, "No... this isn't THAT good of a friend.
So (despite the fact that I had saved less than $100 at that point in my life), I invested half of my life savings to purchase a quality hammer, nail bag, chalk line, measuring tape, and skill saw, and then invested several training sessions with my father to teach me his considerable skills as a carpenter.
When I arrived at the job site, the first thing the foreman did was look me up and down, noting the shininess of my newly purchased tools.
Satisfied that I looked like I was serious about becoming a carpenter, his next step was to test whether I had competence.
The salty foreman snarled, "Climb up here."
"Bring that over here." He pointed to a loose board 20 feet away.
I did it, and he hired me, based on 1 week probation to demonstrate that I knew how to use the tools of a carpenter. And I proved to be one of his most productive workers that summer.
Question: Sure all the carpenters in our crew shared some expensive or rare tools (like the nail gun and the table saw), but how many carpenters do you think that foreman hired that showed up for the job interview without a nail bag on their belt?
~ Dean Ziegler, Owner, Systems2win
Benefits of owning your own Systems2win tools
- You own them
- They are yours
- You take them with you as your career evolves.
- You become intimately familiar with YOUR tools
- When you learn to use one tool, you know how to use all 150+ tools.
- They are consistent, similar, familiar.
- You can focus your attention to successfully complete your current assignment —
rather than trying to learn how to use yet another unfamiliar tool.
- Your deliverables represent you as the professional that you are
- Your deliverables are legible
- Your deliverables will be a whole lot more impressive than anyone else doing similar work
- Your deliverables can be stored and shared electronically
- with unlimited people using PDF
- with other Systems2win users in Excel format
- If your current employer doesn't treat you right
- you take your tools with you
- the sample deliverables that you bring to your job interview will probably be remembered
- you start your new job instantly productive —
without wasting time trying to find, create, and learn a whole new set of unfamiliar tools
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