Leaders Standardized Work & Personal Planner Template


An Excel based template to prepare monthly Leader Standardized Work (LSW) and a weekly personal planning sheet.  Integrated with a robust and regular weekly planning routine, these templates can help a leader get and stay organized, accomplish more of their priorities, improve action closure and follow-up, while not losing track of the most important personal priorities as well.  Note, there are macros within the templates to assist with date selection and printing only.


Note:  Toyota KV fonts are required for the correct symbols used in the leader standard work template.






Toyota KV fonts


Toyota KV is a special character font set with many useful symbols and characters that can be used for many applications, such as forms, check sheets, action tracking, and templates.  The Leader Standard Work template available at HPL has been set-up using the Toyota KV fonts.  In order for the correct symbols to work correctly in the template, the Toyota KV fonts will need to be downloaded and configured in your available fonts.  Instructions on how to do so are included in the LSW template under the "Set-up" tab.





5 Important Questions


Peter Drucker is considered the leading management thinker of the last century.  He recommended that organizations do a self-assessment based on 5 key questions – What is your mission? Who are your customers? What do they value? What are our results? What is our plan?


We have developed this guide to help you use these questions with your own team. We have added some additional questions that align with our Organizational Thinking Model.





Leadership Challenge Calendar


In order to master a leadership behaviour, it is critical to practice and to develop specific habits so that you can consistently demonstrate the behaviour.


To use the calendar, choose a leadership behaviour you want to create.   Define the specific habit that you need to create for yourself. Use the calendar to help you develop the habit.








Identifying the 8 main forms of waste in the workplace is essential to drive a culture of continuous improvement, problem solving and engagement.  TIM WOODS is an acryonm representing the 8 forms of waste.  Use this TIM WOODS waste form as a good tool for 'teaching your eyes' to see or for auditing the various forms of waste in your workplace.









Rapid Cycle Problem Solving


There are no shortages of problems to be solved!  This 4 step approach to problem solving provides a framework and methodology to drive to root cause, develop effective countermeasures and ensure sustainment over the long term, without the complication of an 8 step A3.  There is a time and place for an A3 for sure, but the Rapid Cycle Problem Solving approach is very effective for anyone to solve day to day basic problems.







Gemba Questions


Asking effective and good questions while on gemba takes time and practice.  This guide provides examples of potential questions to ask depending on the situation or what you are trying to achieve through your questioning.  Great tool to help develop your questioning skills.