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Leigh Ann Schildmeier

Leigh Ann Schildmeier specializes in implementing continuous improvement and risk mitigation strategies that help clients increase efficiency, improve quality and service, and increase profits. A frequent speaker and coach on process improvement topics, she is a certified Lean Practitioner, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Kata Coach with more than 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Leigh Ann is the founder and president of Park Avenue Solutions, a business process improvement consulting firm that works to empower excellence in businesses and teams.

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Fantasy Football & Reproducible Results

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Sep 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Of course, I play Fantasy Football! It’s all about data and probabilities!

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A Mindset for Improvement

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Jul 21, 2022 4:52:00 AM

Does your organization have a mindset for continuous improvement?

The daily routines of your organization shape its culture. Scientific Thinking can be a driver for a continuous improvement culture. One of the best ways to learn how to think scientifically again is by following the set pattern of the Improvement Kata.

The term “kata” means a way of doing so when we say “Improvement Kata” it’s a way of improving.

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Why Improve our Processes?

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Jul 14, 2022 8:15:00 AM

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Where to start with a bottleneck

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Jun 28, 2022 12:01:50 PM

Bottlenecks_Park_Avenue_Solutions_Lean_OpExFound your bottleneck?

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Folding Towels

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Jun 14, 2022 7:52:00 AM

Did you know there’s a right and wrong way to fold a towel?

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Use It Or Lose It

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Jun 7, 2022 7:41:00 AM

Who knows this game?

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What's worse than death by PowerPoint?

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on May 12, 2022 5:12:23 PM

What's worse than death by PowerPoint? Working outside of the software/technology your organization uses. I know there are multiple reasons: "It's too slow"; "I haven't learned it"; "It doesn't do what I need it to do".

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Why Process Map?

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on May 5, 2022 12:15:29 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words. Many of us are very visual people.

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Do leaders really eat last?

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Apr 28, 2022 2:22:14 PM

Over the weekend, I was reminded that being a leader requires sacrifice to build trust and a sense of belonging. It was way past my bedtime, and I wanted nothing more than to head home. I could have easily called an Uber but I pushed through and stayed to the end. It was worth it!

It is a common belief that management and leadership are the same roles. It is common that a manager also plays the part of the leader; however, these two roles are truly separate in function and in the way they add to the success of an organization. By understanding the difference between management and leadership you will become more effective in helping others see the road ahead.

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Daily Steps

By Leigh Ann Schildmeier on Apr 21, 2022 8:32:00 AM

How powerful would it be if you reviewed AND took steps towards your goals DAILY?

Utilizing the Toyota Kata methodology, we are reviewing your Challenge and Target Condition daily.

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