Lean Practitioner Organizational Behavior

Here are the Organizational Behavior training modules for the Lean Practitioner course. The modules in each step include a training video, a course workbook and any required supporting documents. There are case studies available with specific steps to demonstrate the application of lean principles.


There are two types of training videos listed below:

a) An introduction video with a  short description, click the ‘view’ link to launch the player window.

b) A title link, which you click to access the training video.

When you click one of the title links below, a new browser window will open. In the center of this window you will see a video. Scroll down below the video and you will see an attachments tab that contains the course workbook and any supporting documents. Click on the document links to download and save them to your computer.

Click the “Play” button to start the video and follow along with the facilitator using the course workbook and supporting documents. Each video has a Table of Contents on the left side of the screen. You will be able to view it by placing your mouse pointer over the video while it is playing. The Table of Contents will allow you to move up or down to another section in the training video.

There is a control bar, this allows you to pause and play the video. You can also adjust the audio level and switch to full screen viewing. You can adjust the size of the video screen from full to small screen by clicking the + or – button above the video. You can watch the video at your own convenience and pace, which means you can stop and start the video, and come back to it when you are ready. You have 24/7 access to this training for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Lean Practitioner – Organizational Behavior Training Modules:

Personality Traits:

We often dismiss people based on cultural and personality stereotypes. So, it’s important to become aware the traits of the people that are working in an organization. It is necessary to understand how people differ in the way they perceive the world around them and how this can influence their behavior.

Introduction to Facilitation

Introduction to Personality Styles

Leadership Traits

It is critical for any business that is implementing lean principles to become a Lean Enterprise to have the style of leadership that is capable of creating and supporting a lean culture. A person in a leadership role must understand an employees level of competency and know how to respond to their needs.

Here are two short videos that give an overview of the Situational Leadership model created by Dr Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard.

Introduction to Leadership Part 1 – [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=UQ8AVyuu8SY&feature width=640 height=480 anchor= View]

Introduction to Leadership Part 2 – [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=OUW_nKKXbkM&feature width=640 height=480 anchor= View]


Organizational Change:

Organizational change is part of the improvement process. There can be no progress or improvement without change! However, change does not happen by chance, it must be planned and managed. It is the responsibility of the management team to ensure that change is occurring in alignment with organization’s business goals and objectives.

Here are some videos that discuss organizational change:


Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE  giving a presentation called “Leaders Must Drive Change” at the Stanford Graduate School of Business – [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=PHZ9i5Z8RQs&feature=plcp width=640 height=480 anchor= View]

An interview with John Kotter, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School talking about “The Importance of Urgency” – [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=zD8xKv2ur_s&feature=related width=640 height=480 anchor= View]

An interview with Ed Boswell, CEO of the Forum Corporation, where he explains “Executing with Strategic Speed,” and why you need to slow down to speed up – [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=RdWNn-tyTVw&feature=relmfu width=640 height=480 anchor= View]

An interview with David Garvin and Amy Edmondson, Professors, Harvard Business School. Learning organizations generate and act on new knowledge. – [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=lUP4WcfNyAA&feature=related width=640 height=480 anchor= View]