Auburn, Ind. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
In his new book, “KISS: Keep It Simple and Sustainable: Lean Leadership Methods that Build Sustainment” (published by AuthorHouse), author and career leader Lowell J. Puls takes readers into a story assembled from a variety of true events that he has encountered in his experience as a business leader, offering them guidance and lessons on specific management techniques.
The concepts in “KISS: Keep It Simple and Sustainable” are geared toward managing a lean enterprise environment. Specifically, the book is about how to identify and implement management behaviors that will support and accelerate lean improvements while providing systemic approaches to engage a team. Puls says the result of implementing his advice is more sustained improvement and a steady evolution to a lean culture.
An excerpt from “KISS: Keep It Simple and Sustainable”:
“My challenge for the coming weeks is to have an immediate impact on customer service levels, while at the same time circling us back to budget. I’d like to get to know all of you, and plan to meet privately with each of you within the next few days to get your views on the causes of these severe performance problems. From there, I’ll summarize what I hear, rephrase the details to preserve confidentiality, and feed a summary back to you as a team. We’ll then try to determine our best course of corrective action. It’s critically important that you are open and honest about the problems, else we’ll waste time pursuing the wrong solutions. Until then, are there any questions?”
Puls provides many lessons to help leaders sustain improvement in their teams. “‘KISS: Keep It Simple and Sustainable’ stresses the fundamentals of management and leadership in a creative, simplified way,” he says.
“KISS: Keep It Simple and Sustainable”
By Lowell J. Puls
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781481771108
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781481771092
E-Book | ISBN 9781481771115
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Lowell J. Puls’ manufacturing career has taken him from the shop floor to leading more than $300 million in global operation. His customer- and employee-focused style has contributed to the revenue growth of many companies, while at the same time delivering millions in profit improvement. Puls’ undergraduate work was in manufacturing technologies and education, and he holds an MBA from Loyola University. He is an executive development graduate for a Fortune 500 company. Puls lives in Auburn, Ind.
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