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The Leaning Edge
March 23, 2018 4:00 PM

TheresaKaiser.jpegThe Leaning Edge welcomes Theresa Coleman-Kaiser to talk about became Senior Associate Vice President for Administration in 2017 after serving in a variety of administrative and operations positions at Michigan Tech since 1999.

Coleman-Kaiser is a Lean practitioner, a campus Lean improvement facilitator, and serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Lean Consortium.  Over the last nine months, she has begun developing her own coaching practice to develop people to achieve their own vision of Leadership Excellence and cascade the coaching practice throughout the organization.

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The Leaning Edge, hosted by Debra Levantrosser, she speaks with leaders, implementers and believers in the lean philosophy to share their successes and struggles in hopes that they will help others in their lean journey.

The show focuses on the fact that lean is a mindset and a culture, not a set of process improvement tools, and shows how this approach can make your city, state and country an even stronger and more successful, stable place one organization at a time and one person at a time.

The “Lean” philosophy refers to engaging and involving all levels of employees in development of ideas to provide value to customers by aiming for high quality, low cost and short lead time. A specific kind of leadership style is seen in successful lean organizations which includes rewarding experimentation and developing people into problem solvers.

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