Training program:

Lean Leadership


Most Lean organizations are missing a critical ingredient: the Lean management system to sustain it. Lean organizations are mostly focused on finding waste and eliminating them using Lean tools. However, to develop a Lean culture and sustain Lean practices, we need an effective Lean management system. 


This workshop for Lean Leaders focuses on the approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to translate Lean principles into daily leadership behaviors and implement a sustainable transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout your organization involved and invested in the outcome. 


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Learning Objectives

  • Acquire knowledge on the principles and key competencies of a Lean leader.

  • Learn how to lead teams using Lean management systems to improve leadership effectiveness.

  • Define the key considerations in cultivating a Lean culture.



  • Lectures, video presentation, group activities and discussions and Q&A​

  • Lean business simulation



1. Principles & Key Competencies of a Lean Leader

  • Role of Lean Leadership

  • Traditional Leadership vs. Lean Leadership

  • Characteristics of a Lean Leader

  • Five Key Actions of a Lean Leader


2. Management Systems for Lean Leaders

  • Hoshin Kanri: Aligning Purpose, Process & People

  • Value Stream Mapping: A Systems Thinking Approach

  • Gemba Walk: Grasping How Value is Actually Created

  • Planning & Running a Kaizen Event

  • Coaching & Improvement with PDCA

  • Leader Standard Work

  • Visual Controls

  • Daily Accountability


3. Cultivating a Lean Organisational Culture

  • Designing a Lean Organizational Structure

  • Becoming a Lean culture

  • Sustaining a Lean Culture


Award of Certificate

  • Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the workshop



  • 1 day