About the Book
Lean organizations require special traits from leaders, who serve the people even while guiding the organization toward fulfilling its true purpose. In many ways, this is a new definition of leadership. In this book, Jerry Bussell identifies the ten essential characteristics of a lean leader and illustrates those traits with stories from modern CEOs and one of this country's greatest leaders, Abraham Lincoln. This book will help leaders focus on the behavior and attitudes essential to creating the kind of continuous open-loop of improvement activities that is the heart of lean thinking.
About the Author
Jerry Bussell is an Executive Advisor to Knowledge Services, UL's training and advisory services business unit, and President of Bussell Lean Associates, a lean advisory service firm for CEOs and their executive teams. He has been formally recognized as one of the top lean practitioners and leaders in North America. Jerry has a strong track record in leading and advising others how to implement highly successful lean transformations in many different industries. He is respected as a lean thought leader and coach. Jerry is a highly sought after advisor and keynote speaker on a global basis. Jerry received a B.A. from St John Fisher College and an M.B.A from Baylor University.
"Abraham Lincoln's character and leadership serve appropriately as the paradigm and foil for this fast paced primer on leadership. It should be required reading for all - not just officers in the corporate world. Students, parents, teachers, and members of our armed forces will be richly enhanced with the examples and stories of perfecting the art of leading."
- Frank J. Williams, recently retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum.
"In Anatomy of a Lean Leader, Jerry Bussell draws from his rich lifetime of learning and wealth of stories from the gemba to weave together important lessons from exemplary lean leaders such as Paul O'Neill, Shad Khan, and John Toussaint. Jerry shares his own moments of truth, tough choices, and lessons learned, as well as those of his mentors. Jerry's energy and passion are the stuff of legend. With this book, he invites the reader to follow him down a fulfilling path of leading and learning."
- John Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute Author, Managing to Learn
"Jerry Bussell touches on a much needed component in the lean transformation and that's effective leadership based on timeless principles and values. This is a must read for anyone leading an organization through a lean transformation"
- Mike Hoseus Co-author, Toyota Culture
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