Clarity First

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 9AM-3PM (lunch included)
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Fee: $925*

Presented By:

Karen Martin

Session Abstract:

In Clarity First, author and business performance improvement expert Karen Martin asserts that a lack of clarity costs companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits billions of dollars a year. Beyond the red ink, this lack of clarity also inserts unnecessary risk, creates organizational drag, and causes customers to question whether the organization can deliver value.

In this engaging workshop based on Clarity First, Karen shows how leaders and organizations can use clarity to unleash potential, innovate at higher levels, and solve problems more effectively.

Participants will:

  • Take an online assessment to learn the degree of clarity they and their organizations collectively operate with
  • Experience (via simulation) the real-world impact of lack of clarity at both organizational and personal levels
  • Explore the most common cultural obstacles to operating with clarity and learn how to mitigate them using Lean management practices
  • Learn key operational strategies and leadership practices for operating with greater clarity

Experience how to use mindfulness and “clarity pauses” to perform at higher levels


About the Facilitator:

Karen Martin, president of the global consulting firm The Karen Martin Group, Inc., is a leading authority on business performance and Lean management. Known for her keen diagnostic skills and rapid-results approach, Karen and her team have worked with clients such as AT&T, Chevron, Epson, GlaxoSmithKline, International Monetary Fund, Lenovo, Mayo Clinic, Prudential Insurance, Qualcomm, and the United States Department of Homeland Security to develop more efficient work systems, grow market share, solve business problems, and accelerate performance.

An in-demand speaker, she’s the two-time Shingo Award winning author of The Outstanding Organization and coauthor of Value Stream Mapping, and coauthor of two other titles on business performance improvement. Her latest book, Clarity First, is her most provocative to date and is garnering deep praise.

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*NOTE: This workshop is run in affiliation with the Lean Leadership Week, which includes the Lean People Development Summit and Lean Accounting/Management Summit. You are not required to attend the Summit to participate in this workshop. Simply select only the workshop, and not the Summit, when registering.