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Where Lean Leadership Begins

11/7/2012

 

As with all lean practice, leadership begins with grasping the current state. For lean leaders that means understanding the external business environment, the organization’s internal environment, and our own capabilities, according to LEI CEO John Shook. “Lean thinking teaches us that we are all leaders,” Shook said. “We are all teaching all the time, and we are all leading all the time by example. “

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