6 Key Traits of a Lean Leader

Lean Leader Efficient Partners

Research states that ‘46% of all improvement initiatives fail due to lack of leadership’1. Taken with other evidence, clearly more work is needed to develop lean leaders. But what is a ‘Lean Leader’? What makes a Lean Leader different from a ‘normal’ leader? What special competencies are required to be considered a Lean Leader? This article, by John S. Hamalian, will explore the topic of Lean Leadership: a critical – and often neglected – element in business management and improvement.

John S. Hamalian