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What Is the Primary Responsibility of a Leader?

Are leaders supposed to focus solely on developing people? Author and consultant Michael Bremer describes their true role in an organization.

  • 0:07 - A leader’s primary responsibility
  • 2:11 - Stabilizing processes
  • 3:58 - Why it’s iterative
  • 4:24 - Focusing on a meaningful target
  • 7:15 - Why gemba walks aren’t “magical”

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  1. Introduction to Michael Bremer02:13
  2. What Is the Primary Responsibility of a Leader?09:10
  3. Why Do a Gemba Walk?16:34
  4. Key Steps for Gemba Walks05:41
  5. The Purposes of a Gemba Walk03:07
  6. Different Gemba Walk, Different Purpose06:59
  7. Preparing for a Gemba Walk02:13
  8. Preparing for the Gemba Walk at Freetech Plastics18:12
  9. The Keys to Doing Successful Gemba Walks21:34
  10. Exercise - Asking Questions During a Gemba Walk14:20
  11. Freetech Gemba Walk #1 - Visual Performance Board (On-Time Delivery)15:49
  12. Freetech Gemba Walk #2 - Vacuum Form09:34
  13. Reflection on Freetech Gemba Walk #205:50
  14. Freetech Gemba Walk #3 - Shipping11:29
  15. Reflections on Freetech Gemba Walk #313:30
  16. Freetech Gemba Walk #4 - CNC Machine14:29
  17. Debriefing After a Gemba Walk04:46
  18. Reflecting on the Gemba Walk Process12:02
  19. Reflecting on Gemba Walks in the Office09:16
  20. The Differences Between Value Stream Walks and Improvement Walks08:46
  21. Asking Effective Questions During Gemba Walks07:27
  22. Engaging People Through Gemba Walks10:27