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Leadership Q&A: John Wilson, executive vice president of manufacturing, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

1/12/2009

From the LEI senior executive series on lean leadership:

Wilson talks to the Lean Enterprise Institute about the executive's role in a lean conversion. Wilson offers his take on why some companies fail to achieve adequate results from the conversion process and what executives can do to avoid such a problem. He also discusses executive lean training and what you can do to convince the boss to pursue a lean transformation. (Read the case study about the lean transformation of New Balance, "For Athletic Shoe Company, the Soul of Lean Management Is Problem Solving.")