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Hello everyone, my name is Joe Majlov and today I’m putting this video together to talk a little bit on the culture of 5s. 5s is a very famous method based on the idea of world-class manufacturing or Lean Thinking. During this video, I’m going to tell a little story, an idea about what I think is important around the culture of 5s, and why it works in some areas and why it doesn’t in others.To find out more on the culture of 5S, watch the video .

The culture for 5S video

Hey everyone! Today, I’ve been thinking about learning and how much I enjoy learning new things. In fact, I think that’s one of the main reasons I’m a consultant.I like to learn new things, how things are made etc., But sometimes, it can be hard to find the time to learn. How well do you find the time to learn new things, on an everyday basis?

To find out my tips on how I continuously learn, check out the video .

2 Min Drill Continuous Learning

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to focus on talking a little bit about resistance to change. Inspired by watching television, seeing the protests going on, as well as things happening in other countries, one thought struck me: I can’t help but think that the less you are a part of the change, the less you’re a part of what’s going on. The decisions are happening, but because you’re not apart of the decision-making process, you’re more prone to resist the change.

To find out how to better manage your reactions to change, check out the video .

2 min Drill Inclusive Leadership

When I was a production manager for an area and I had a team of fantastic people that I worked with, one day when I was walking to a meeting one of the guys there told to another guy that “if I was intelligent I will be working in design.” I stopped and asked him “what do you mean if you’re intelligent to work in design”? He said “yea, I meant exactly what I said!” so I thought it was a bit strange and when I walked into the meeting, I addressed that to everyone and I said “do you feel the same?” basically, they said, “yeah if we’re intelligent, we will work in another area”. These guys for assembling jet engines …

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2 Min Drill, The real focus for better output

With the mindset of always wanting to do better and using a method to develop you will win, for example in this video around problem-solving and golf. …

2 Min Drill, The Mindset for Problem Solving

Imagine if you could get instant feedback for everything you did, how fast would you develop? What would be possible for you?

2 Min Drill Feedback

Based on the level of emotion at our last company workshop, LDI has reached new heights in its core value; “Being a loving, caring, and giving family. The LDI “extended” family had the pleasure in building and packaging 10 prosthetic hands that will be internationally distributed at no cost to those in need. This team building exercise was like no other we have seen. It pushed on collaboration, inspiration, assistance, and the overall spirit giving. In the end, many in the team were brought to tears but in the safe environment that LDI provides. Many thanks to all that participated and a special thanks to Carol at Odyssey Teams.

LDI family Building prosthetic hands for people in need.

This is a subject close to my heart. The secret that blocks successful implementation and what you can do about it…

2 Min Drill The secret behind real OpEx

We are built to create stories to relax our minds but that also create some issues to be aware of.

2 Min Drill. We are Story making machines.

I sat next to a woman during a flight and she had things to say that made her realize just how disconnected an organization can be.

2 Min Drill Communication Breakdown

As a society we value IQ and logical thinking very high. It starts as soon as we enter school where we get trained to learn logical thinking and our grades are often based on that. As a person we obviously have to master both logical as well as emotional challenges, it’s a part of life. In business logical thinking has, so far, been the value that leads to a career growth. Emotional thinking as been, in my opinion, frowned up on. We have a lot a cultural based comments, like “He/She is very emotional”. That comment has never been spoken with a positive meaning, at least not to my knowledge. “Boys don’t cry” etc.

Really successful business leaders, with success I mean results that stand over time and is based on the organizations capabilities and not just a product, has high EQ as well as high IQ. They have an ability to give purpose to the mission and care for the people and their ideas as well as needs. Everyone has both logical as well as emotional needs, for example:

…In a meeting you want it to start and end on time, have the technical support needed, and you want to be listened to, feel valued as a member as well as safe. A meeting that ended on time where you weren’t listen to wasn’t a good meeting, I think everyone agrees to that.

Hiring and choosing leadership with high EQ becomes more and more relevant, people attend school to learn and grow and want to use their knowledge and reach their dreams in the work place. High EQ would mean that a leader allows people to fulfill their dreams while they develop the companies future. If the two focuses come together you are golden.

High IQ and less strong EQ often leads to decisions that hurt people and the style of leadership besoms more of forcing people. Inspiring them requires EQ and of course methods, tools and skills.

There is a movement happing in businesses and we like to support, develop and help it to become successful. This movement is EQ development and we can see companies struggle with what to do and how to do it however the will is there. It’s a very clear and positive sign.

Organizations have the employees they have and they might have been hired for IQ and now need to strengthen EQ. You can’t just change your workforce. So how do you do it? Partnering with a company that has the IQ and EQ combination as their base. Learn from them, let them model the behavior and train, coach and mentor the organization.

Lean Dimensions International is based on this principle IQxEQ=Unity and Results. We have a combination of Engineering and Psychology with the corresponding methods and tools to take you through the journey.

Take the time and send me an email so we can talk about how we can support you.

Johan Majlov, CEO Lean Dimensions International

IQxEQ=Unity and Results

I want to talk a little bit about quick response. Back in the day, when they set sail on boats like this, or probably much bigger and that, crossing the ocean, they sailed for a day, they could aim for the stars. If there was a night where they could see the stars, they could then change the directions and so. So they could go a lot of that sideways type of sailing, before they could respond to a problem with the tools they had. Nowadays they have GPS, or satellite tracking or something like that, so they will go more straight on. Take that thinking back to an operational system, in a workplace somewhere. If you would try to correct to your deviations….check the video for more.

2 Min Drill Quick Response