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Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma

Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma

Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement

David Shaked

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Strength-based Lean Six Sigma is the first book to combine the leading approaches in both business improvement and organizational change for optimum organizational performance and agility.

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About the book

Strength-based Lean Six Sigma is a new way of approaching process improvement that combines the best practices of two established methodologies to generate a new approach in order to help you develop and deliver increased high performance in any organization. It is the first book to use approaches in business improvement as well as organizational change for optimum organizational performance and improved agility.

Combining the energy and motivation released through a strengths-based approach with the focus on quality and efficiency generated by lean six sigma, it offers practitioners from all disciplines the opportunity to understand each other and work successfully together to drive effective and powerful change programmes.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Define;
    • Chapter - 01: Approaches to organizational change and process improvement;
    • Chapter - 02: Strength-based approaches to change;
  • Section - TWO: Discover;
    • Chapter - 03: The birth of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma;
    • Chapter - 04: The potential contribution of the Strength-based approaches to Lean Six Sigma;
    • Chapter - 05: The principles behind the strength-based approach to Lean Six Sigma;
    • Chapter - 06: Exploring the ‘positive core’;
  • Section - THREE: Dream;
    • Chapter - 07: What is Strength-based Lean Six Sigma?;
    • Chapter - 08: The vision for a Strength-based Lean Six Sigma practice;
    • Chapter - 09: Strength-based metrics and performance review;
    • Chapter - 10: Approaches to Strength-based Lean Six Sigma;
  • Section - FOUR: Design;
    • Chapter - 11: The Strength-based Lean Six Sigma Tools;
    • Chapter - 12: The Strength-based Lean Six Sigma process – classic frameworks with a fresh twist;
    • Chapter - 13: A proposed design for a strength-based Kaizen event;
    • Chapter - 14: Moving beyond frameworks and tools;
  • Section - FIVE: Deliver/Destiny;
    • Chapter - 15: Introducing Appreciative Inquiry to organizations practising Lean Six Sigma;
    • Chapter - 16: Defining the topic of inquiry;
    • Chapter - 17: Strength-based Lean Six Sigma case stories;
    • Chapter - 18: Destiny – opening the door to the future of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma


Reviews

This book is the first on integrating Lean Six Sigma and Appreciative Inquiry. David does a masterful job blending the principles and processes of Appreciative Inquiry with the rigour of Lean Six Sigma to influence innovation and sustainable results in organizations. The book represents an insightful contribution to both disciplines.
Jacqueline M Stavros, Professor and Director of DBA Program, Lawrence Technological University


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749469504
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd November 2013
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 264 pages

About the Author

David Shaked is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with many years of experience on-the-ground implementing and teaching these approaches with different organisations and functions.He is also an AI practitioner and trainer, certified by NTL, the leading organisation in the US for teaching OD practice. David founded Almond Insight, a change management consultancy which helps organizations solve business challenges in sales, marketing, finance, customer services, distribution and human resources.


David Shaked