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Chapter 2- People Need Leadership, Not Management: Five Leadership Moves for Lean (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road) Image

Chapter 2- People Need Leadership, Not Management: Five Leadership Moves for Lean (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road)


Author(s)/Editor(s): Mr Jamie Flinchbaugh, Andy Carlino
Published By:
SME

Pages in Print Edition: 12PP

Published: 12/01/2005
Product ID:
BK05PUB51_E_CH-2
ISBN:
978-1-62104-005-7

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Description

There are five leadership moves — five essential actions a leader can perform to help provide leadership on the lean journey. In a lean organization, learning is critical. It is not a task for human resources to perform with skills assessments and in-company universities. It is line management’s direct responsibility. A lean leader must provide the source of energy that will compel the organization toward action. Leaders need to eliminate the fear associated with such activities and likewise the comfort that exists in maintaining the status quo. The leader must be pulling the organization through the change process, not pushing it through. Leaders should build on standardization with learning, or the scientific method. They need to make decisions, solve problems, and deliver improvements with a more deliberate sense of what they hope to accomplish. In summary, the five leadership actions are:1. Leaders must be teachers2. Build tension, not stress3. Eliminate fear and comfort4. Lead through visible participation, not proclamation5. Build lean into personal practice