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Hiring Lean+Green Executives

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There may be no bigger impact on a business than the people hired to execute it. Your company becomes a manifestation of the people it recruits, hires, develops and promotes.

Talent acquisition is in itself a business transformational catalyst. More importantly, when we’re “Hiring Lean and Green,” almost by definition, we are focused on hiring agents of change, quite often the executives and managers who will help outline a new vision for your business and then inspire and guide everyone on your team to move in that direction.

And thinking strategically, does anyone out there today question that sustainability, based on Lean + Green, makes good business sense?

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Hiring Lean+Green Executives

  1. 1. Adam Zak<br />Founder & Principal<br />Adam Zak Executive Search<br />Hiring Lean & GreenHuman Capital institute<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Old Brookside Farm<br />Post Office Box 129<br />Barrington, IL 60011-0129<br />(847) 304-5301<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com<br />2<br /> AZ@LeanRecruiter.com<br /> www.LeanRecruiter.com<br /> www.LeanConnections.com<br />
  3. 3. Adam Zak Executive Search<br />“Economic crisis offers companies a unique opportunity to drive major change. This subsequently translates into superior competitive advantage long after the economy has returned to growth mode. To make that happen you need leaders who play offense, not just provide shelter during the storm. ” Adam Zak<br /> Adam Zak recruits Lean & Green executives who can do that - drive immediate savings to your bottom line – and help position your company to achieve greater profitability , productivity and total customer satisfaction when the wind is again in your sails.<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Business Process Improvement<br />Business Re-Engineering – Hammer & Champy<br />TQM & Quality Circles<br />Quality is Free – Crosby<br />Demand Flow – JcIT<br />Theory of Constraints – Eli Goldratt<br />Toyota Production System -> Lean<br />Lean Manufacturing -> Lean Enterprise<br />Six Sigma -> Lean Six Sigma<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Beyond the Green Corporation<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />5<br />“Imagine a world in which eco-friendly and socially responsible practices actually help a company’s bottom-line. It’s closer than you think.”<br />Business Week, January 29, 2007<br />
  6. 6. Attracting & Retaining Leadership with Lean & Green Experience and Passion<br />Principles & Goals – Lean, Six Sigma, Green<br />Stages/levels of organizational Lean, Green growth and mastery<br />Characteristics of Lean and Green leaders who stand out from the crowd<br />Attract & retain leaders in highly competitive talent market<br />Switch gears: Applying Lean & Green in your own recruiting work<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />6<br />
  7. 7. Survey #1 - Which of these continuous improvement methodologies are you currently utilizing in your organization? <br />Lean<br />Six Sigma<br />Demand Flow<br />Theory of Constraints<br />More than one<br />Other<br />None<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />7<br />
  8. 8. Survey #2 - Who is the primary driver or champion of the continuous improvement initiative?<br />CEO<br />Top operations executive<br />Top HR executive<br />Top supply chain executive<br />Dedicated Lean/Six Sigma executive<br />Other <br />Nobody at all, really<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />8<br />
  9. 9. So, what are Lean, Six Sigma and Green all about?<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />9<br />
  10. 10. Mix of Titles Adds to Confusion<br />Chief Change Officer<br />Chief Lean Officer<br />Lean Champion<br />Chief Performance Officer<br />VP Supply Chain<br />Chief Change Agent<br />VP/Director Lean<br />VP/Director Lean Six Sigma<br />VP/Director Six Sigma<br />Chief Change Officer<br />VP Sustainability<br />Chief Environmental Officer<br />Chief Green Officer<br />Chief Performance Officer<br />Chief Sustainability Officer<br />Chief Transformation Officer<br />Eco-Czar<br />Head of Ecomagination<br />Chief Environmentalist<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com<br />10<br />
  11. 11. And Slogans, Buzzwords Galore<br />Lean thinking<br />Hoshin planning <br />Policy deployment<br />Kanban<br />Hejunka<br />TPS <br />TMS <br />J-I-T<br />KPIs <br />PDCA <br />Flow<br />Pull systems<br />OpEx <br />DMAIC<br />Sustainability<br />Triple bottom line<br />EHS<br />Environment<br />Doing more with less<br /> Green thinking<br />Environmental thinking<br />Follow the green brick road<br />Green innovation<br />Going green<br />Carbon footprint<br />Eco-efficiency<br />Green grid<br />Sustainable development<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />11<br />
  12. 12. What is this All About?<br />Lean<br />Six Sigma<br />Lean Six Sigma<br />Green<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />12<br />
  13. 13. Goals or Objectives<br />Lean<br />Lean Six Sigma<br />Green<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />13<br />
  14. 14. Organizational Stages or Levels of Mastery and Growth<br />Lean<br />Green<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />14<br />Some rough guidelines for figuring out the degree to which an organization has achieved Nirvana…  निर्वाण<br />
  15. 15. Five Lean Stages<br />Freshman: Firefighting, not fixing the system<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />15<br />
  16. 16. Five Lean Stages<br />Freshman: Firefighting, not fixing the system<br />Sophomore: Organized, engaged people, CI pace gaining momentum<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />16<br />
  17. 17. Five Lean Stages<br />Freshman: Firefighting, not fixing the system<br />Sophomore: Organized, engaged people, CI pace gaining momentum<br />Junior: CI in full swing, culture change beginnings, positive $$ impact<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />17<br />
  18. 18. Five Lean Stages<br />Freshman: Firefighting, not fixing the system<br />Sophomore: Organized, engaged people, CI pace gaining momentum<br />Junior: CI in full swing, culture change beginnings, positive $$ impact<br />Senior: Sustaining CI<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />18<br />
  19. 19. Five Lean Stages<br />Freshman: Firefighting, not fixing the system<br />Sophomore: Organized, engaged people, CI pace gaining momentum<br />Junior: CI in full swing, culture change beginnings, positive $$ impact<br />Senior: Sustaining CI<br />Zen of Lean<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />19<br />
  20. 20. Survey #3 – Where is your Company on the Lean Journey?<br />Firefighting<br />Organized & engaged<br />Continuous Improvement in full swing<br />We have a truly Lean culture and are self-sustaining<br />Nirvana<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />20<br />
  21. 21. Five Green Stages<br />Freshman: Awareness & Compliance<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />21<br />
  22. 22. Five Green Stages<br />Freshman: Awareness & Compliance<br />Sophomore: Participation ->Engagement<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />22<br />
  23. 23. Five Green Stages<br />Freshman: Awareness & Compliance<br />Sophomore: Participation ->Engagement<br />Junior: Transparency & Trust<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />23<br />
  24. 24. Five Green Stages<br />Freshman: Awareness & Compliance<br />Sophomore: Participation ->Engagement<br />Junior: Transparency & Trust<br />Senior: Green & Innovation leads to Growth & Profitability<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />24<br />
  25. 25. Five Green Stages<br />Freshman: Awareness & Compliance<br />Sophomore: Participation ->Engagement<br />Junior: Transparency & Trust<br />Senior: Green & Innovation leads to Growth & Profitability<br />Zen of Green<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />25<br />
  26. 26. Survey #4 – Where is your company in its quest for Zero Footprint?<br />We’re aware and we fill out all the right reports<br />Senior leadership buy-in and active rank & file participation<br />Transparent & trusted by all stakeholders<br />Green ties in with operational and financial success company-wide<br />Yep, Zen level<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />26<br />
  27. 27. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />27<br />
  28. 28. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />Strategic business understanding<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />28<br />
  29. 29. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />Strategic business understanding<br />Planning & execution<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />29<br />
  30. 30. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />Strategic business understanding<br />Planning & execution<br />Credibility<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />30<br />
  31. 31. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />Strategic business understanding<br />Planning & execution<br />Credibility<br />Visionary change agent<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />31<br />
  32. 32. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />Strategic business understanding<br />Planning & execution<br />Credibility<br />Visionary change agent<br />Communication skills<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />32<br />
  33. 33. What it takes to Stand Out as a Lean or Green Executive<br />Leadership<br />Strategic business understanding<br />Planning & execution<br />Credibility<br />Visionary change agent<br />Communication skills<br />Technical abilities<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />33<br />
  34. 34. August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />34<br />Now it’s time to talk about strategy.<br />So that when your CEO stops by your office tomorrow morning and asks you how to expand your bench strength with a few more of these leaders, you’ll have some answers.<br />
  35. 35. Strategic Thinking to Attract & Retain Leaders in Highly Competitive Talent Market<br />Connect with business mission<br />Be the brand you claim to be<br />Commit to culture-based sourcing<br />Compensate performance<br />Implement “Lean Talent Management” philosophy and practices<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />35<br />
  36. 36. Connect with business mission<br />You can’t just bolt Lean & Green on as an afterthought…they must become an integral part of how you do business<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />36<br />
  37. 37. Be the brand you claim to be<br />We live and operate in a transparent world…more so every new day. Don’t just tell your story better - have a better story to TELL.<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />37<br />
  38. 38. Commit to culture-based sourcing<br />Look inward first, then align with those who seek what you also seek<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />38<br />
  39. 39. Compensate performance<br />Top talent asking<br /> “what’s in it for me?” <br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />39<br />
  40. 40. Implement “Lean Talent Management” philosophy and practices<br />With Lean principles you can engage your senior leadership team and deliver exceptional value <br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />40<br />
  41. 41. Quick Hits<br />Some ideas you can implement today to make your recruiting process more Lean and Green now<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />41<br />
  42. 42. Lean+Green+Innovation=Sustainability<br />Pillars of Green<br />Pillars of Lean <br />Reduce energy use<br />Reduce waste<br />Andrew Winston, author, Green to Gold<br />Respect for people<br />Continuous improvement<br /> Taiichi Ohno, EVP, Toyota<br /> (d. 1990)<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />42<br />
  43. 43. Old Brookside Farm<br />Post Office Box 129<br />Barrington, IL 60011-0129<br />(847) 304-5301<br />August 4, 2009<br />www.LeanRecruiter.com <br />43<br />Questions?<br /> AZ@LeanRecruiter.com<br /> www.LeanRecruiter.com<br /> www.LeanConnections.com<br />

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