Anatomy of a Lean Leader as Illustrated by 10 Modern CEOs by Jerry Bussell

By Jerry Bussell

Leaders of lean-thinking corporations require a few specified, even contradictory qualities. they need to be servants in addition to trailblazers, stable listeners and mentors in addition to visionaries and workforce avid gamers. whereas conventional businesses may be able to get by way of with outdated, command-and-control managers, lean enterprises want the abilities, enthusiasm, and critiques of each individual. which means leaders needs to serve the folks and the tactics whereas guiding each person towards enjoyable the organization's actual function. it's a tall order and, in lots of methods, a brand new definition of management.

For 30 years, Jerry Bussell studied management whereas bringing lean practices to businesses similar to Medtronic and turning into a passionate, recognized suggest for lean. In that point, he observed many lean projects fail via loss of management or repeated missteps by means of these accountable. figuring out that leaders not often understood the wishes of a firm that's changing into hugely effective, self-motivated and development pushed, he got down to support. In a lean setting, in spite of everything, actual management isn't really a nicety; it's a necessity.

In this e-book, Jerry identifies the 10 crucial features of a lean chief and illustrates these qualities with tales from glossy CEOs and one among this country's maximum leaders, President Abraham Lincoln. even if you're a CEO or operating your first Kaizen occasion, this publication will continue you engaged and assist you specialise in the behaviors and attitudes which are necessary to growing the type of non-stop closed-loop development that's the center of lean thinking.

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