A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are made for.

—William G. T. Shedd

The first five parts (twenty-six chapters) of this book are dedicated to building the foundation for implementing transformational change. However, Lean principles, systems, and structures cannot be delivered in the absence of leadership demonstrating courage to withstand adversities along the transformational change journey. Leadership takes courage! As Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” In this section, I am going to share excerpts of leadership and courage, and contextualize their role in an organizational excellence and culture transformation journey. ...

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