Sep 22nd 2014

Lead with Respect

As I talked about in my previous post, striking the right balance between Lean Tools and Lean Leadership can be a complex mix of priorities and practices, and I’m not suggesting you do one or the other – both go hand in hand. However as you will read in Bob Emiliani’s latest article, Lean Leadership embodies more than just behaviours. Leading with respect is a far more complex array of “numerous details, nuances, and interrelationships that exist below the surface that go into making capable Lean leaders”. Showing respect has always been at the heart of Toyota’s principles and the words of Toyota’s Honorary Chairman Fujio Cho, “Go see, ask why, show respect” are now as famous as the founding Lean Principles. Read more….