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Global Kata: Success Through the Lean Business System Reference Model by Terence T. Burton

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CHAPTER 3

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Reinventing Lean Leadership

Not surprisingly, leadership is the soul builder of a Lean Business System. Leadership tends to be a topic that everyone understands at an intellectual level, but has difficulty practicing effective leadership on a daily basis. Furthermore, the composition of executives’ leadership style is largely a function of what they achieved in the past that enabled them to rise to their positions. Many executives have reached the executive suite because of subject matter knowledge rather than leadership expertise. This chapter is not about bashing leadership for a failed fad improvement program, because everyone is ...

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