BE LIKE WATER

ART OF "WAR" FOR COLLABORATION

Create safety and balance that enables engagement.

Ensure safety and balance in places where there is none.

Hack your system to invite the spark of creativity to ignite

Join this class to see how:

Balance is Negotiation

Alignment is Negotiation

Getting Work Done together is Negotiation

And there is an art to it all.
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LAMENTS

Pesky Universal Truths.
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NO CONTROL!

I can't control my work. Everyone "asks" me to do everything. 

ALL THE WORKS!

I am overloaded so much that I can't even describe my own overload!

WHAT IS GOING ON?!

No one on my team knows what I'm doing and I don't know what they are doing either.

IT HAPPENED AGAIN!!!!

My problems are even more recurring than my work. No one will invest time to fix things.

Personal Kanban Solves All of These.

WHY THOSE LAMENTS HAPPEN

The Root Causes of Our Universal Turmoil

INVISIBLE WORK IS A SILENT KILLER

If you can't see your work (even if it is hidden on a kanban) you cannot control it. It will, however, control you.

WORK EXPANDS

As long as you don't limit the work you are doing, you will have infinite work to do.

OVERLOAD IS NATURAL

Human beings tend to take on more work than they can handle and then work increases as they are constantly catching up.

MEETINGS ARE CAUSED BY OVERLOAD

Those meetings you hate? Most of them are caused by trying to catch up, deal with failure, or re-plan because everyone is doing too much and can't see what they are doing.
PERSONAL KANBAN

The MI Solution

01

Visualize Work

Work seen is work understood.  Personal Kanban visualizes the options, the work in flight, the quality, who you are working with, and what has been completed
02

Work Smarter

Choose the right tasks at the right time. Complete things with focus. Finish with confidence. Ensure you can collaborate effectively. End the day proud of your work and satisfied that it was worthwhile.
03

Learn, Improve, Grow

See what went right, what needed some help, and what was a nightmare. Get real information to fix things quickly and not let them sit around and fester.

The Personal Kanban System

Take the chaos and overload, see it clearly, manage it like a "pro", but grow like a professional.

Turn your chaos into options, your overload into controlled work, and your trash can into a learning tool.

Visualize the Chaos

We start by showing ways to organize and prioritize work. Personal Kanban makes the work visual, finding ways to communicate work better with you and those you work with. 

See the Flow

Work doesn't fit, it flows. Poorly designed schedules often create stress and opportunities for failure (dropped balls, work left incomplete, emergency meetings). Seeing how much you can complete means seeing how much you can commit to safely. And it can let others see that too, making future schedules more realistic.

Real Organization, Real Management

No more managing through wishful thinking and empty promises. Actually map out the work to be done and then, as a team, do the work in a sane, rational, and visual way. People stay aligned longer, fewer status meetings, more collaboration, and effective creation. 

No More Fire and Forget

When work is complete, we can see how it went and find quick ways to make the next working experience better. Then when it is better, we can make it even better than that
Personal Kanban helped me raise two daughters and have a meaningful career. PK guided them through high school, college, and into their careers. We are truly a PK family.
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Why You Care

Whether you are you, or whether you are a boss or team lead or coach or generally interested third party ... you care because ...

Better Decisions.

People who are confused or underinformed make unsatisfactory decisions. PK Provides the reasons, the methods, and the context of our work, leading to better choices.

Know How You Work.

Seeing your work flow through the Personal Kanban shows you and your team what work flows well, what gets stuck, and how to fix it. 

Better Completion.

Overloaded people and teams slow down, deliver less, and struggle with quality. PK allows people to focus and finish with quality.

Get Credit and
Give Yourself Credit.

When you see and remember what you have completed, you give yourself credit and plan better in the future.

Plan For Real.

Without seeing the work in stickies (real or virtual) people will naturally overpromise and under deliver. By making the work visual (it takes up space) we are prompted to select and plan for a more realistic amount of work.  

Work Closely, Even When Apart.

Remote teams use Personal Kanban on-line every day through hundreds of different apps to communicate expectations, plans, and improvement.
Meet the instructorS

Jim and Tonianne

Jim and Toni wrote the Shingo-award winning book Personal Kanban and have traveled to every continent (except Antarctica) teaching Personal Kanban and helping individuals and teams see their work, choose the right amount to do at a time, and complete with confidence.

For 15 years, they have worked with individuals, startups, agencies, all the way up to Fortune 10 companies and the United Nations... helping people who want to calm bureaucracy, focus on the right work, and collaborate meet their goals.


Patrick Jones - Course author

Upcoming Live Classes

Australia and SE Asia

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Americas

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Europe

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