Journey of the I: From Struggler to Self-Leader 3
July 23, 2019
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
How do visual principles and practices create heroes at work? What are the mechanics? In this third show in her series, The Hero Within, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, un-nests the power of the two questions that drive workplace visuality: What do I need to know? and What do I need to share? This is the journey of the I. Building on last week’s discussion, Dr. Galsworth maps out how the first question builds self-sufficiency—and the second builds self-leadership among team members and across departments. Each question is designed to help individuals shift their identity as they build the details of their operations into the living landscape of work through visual devices. This impact is huge. That’s when managers and executives realize they are not just investing in a 15% to 30% increase in productivity when they bring visuality on board, they are also cultivating a spirited and engaged workforce—heroes at work. Tune in/Learn more. Let the workplace speak.
Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak
Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak offers the best in practical tools, methods, and strategies for improvement leaders who want to apply workplace visuality and harness its remarkable cultural and bottom line contribution. Visuality: you can’t get to excellence without it.
Each week, award-winning author and foremost visual workplace expert, Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, targets new learning and applications through a range of formats, case studies, interviews with business leaders and topic experts.
Whether yours is a factory, hospital, military depot, bank, office or dry cleaners, get informed, get inspired, get visual. Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak airs live every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, PhD, is president and founder of Visual Thinking Inc. and The Visual-Lean Institute(r), a training, consulting, and research firm in visual workplace technologies. Over a period of 30 years, Dr. Galsworth has codified the field of visuality into a single coherent framework of thinking and application called the 10-Doorway Model.
In 2005, Dr. Galsworth established the Visual-Lean(r) Institute where in-house and external trainers are licensed in nine core visual workplace courses.
Four of her nine courses are now available as on-line training systems (English/Spanish), with more to come. Galsworth is author of seven books, including two Shingo Prize winners: Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking and Work That Makes Sense, available from her website and Amazon.
Dr. Galsworth began in the 1980s as the head of training/development at Productivity Inc. She worked closely with Dr. Ryuji Fukuda to adapt the CEDAC(r) method for western companies, and with Dr. Shigeo Shingo to develop, among many things, poka-yoke for the West. She was principal developer of Visual Factory, TEIAN (operator-led suggestion systems), and the X-Type Matrix.
A Fellow on the Shingo Institute Faculty and former Baldrige and Shingo Examiners, Galsworth has led study missions to some of the world’s finest companies, including in Japan. Dr. Galsworth lives in New England where she happily works, hikes, and writes.