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The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership Audiobook

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development

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The missing link to long-term Lean success! Despite the fact that companies worldwide have adopted Lean production, none has sustained the same levels of excellence as Toyota. Why? Leadership. In The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary L. Convis, a former executive V.P. and managing officer of Toyota, help executives and senior managers get employees to refocus their efforts - from simply performing their singular function to continuously improving in collaboration across the organization.

Case studies from Toyota clearly illustrate the methods that create powerful, effective Lean leadership. Jeffrey Liker, author of the popular Toyota Way books, is the acknowledged expert on Toyota processes. He is professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. After his executive leadership at Toyota, Gary L. Convis became the CEO of Dana Holding Corporation, a $6.1 billion supplier to the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets, and helped lead it to a successful turnaround from bankruptcy.

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©2011 Jeffrey Liker, Gary L. Convis (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Arturo 06-01-16
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    feed management and I know what way very unique and very helpful to companies or employees and trouble

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    Jim Hawkins Los Angeles, CA 03-17-16
    Jim Hawkins Los Angeles, CA 03-17-16 Member Since 2015

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    American-style command-and-control managers would do themselves and their companies well to listen - really listen - to this presentation.

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    "Great book - Must listen"

    I studied lean at ISU & worked at a tech company that attempted a "lean transformation." I wish I would have been armed with this book while we were trying that. Many of the pitfalls that we ran in to were addressed in this book. Forget your lean toolbox and listen to this book. And whatever else you can get your ears on.

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    kimberly 02-29-16
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    "Shares leadership principals to increase advantage"

    Emphasis on the importance of culture in designing the processes and metrics that will increase and sustain competitive advantage. Gave useful insights into characteristics of leadership that would develop a sustainable, continuous improvement focused corporate culture. I appreciated that the principals shared focus on individual development and that these principals will improve personal lives, shift paradigms, as well as increase long term company profits.

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    "A must read for all professionals"

    This is a must read for all professionals to help them start to understand or grasp the concept of Lean and process improvement. As the story continually states, this is not the answers but helps scratch the surface of how companies such as Toyota have become the standards of industry for long periods of time through out the world.

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    "Great content but sometimes hard to follow"

    Overall I found the content of this audio book really interesting and relevant, however for some passages I felt the authers could have practiced a more lean approach to writing. Many acronyms for Toyota production and lean leadership related terms made it difficult to follow at times.

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    "Enlightening, don't be misled by bad reviews"

    The bad reviews like the one about the Japanese terms is someone who probably didn't finish the book. By the end of the book it is explained that you just get it. Good read

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    Gary 01-29-15
    Gary 01-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book and very challenging!"

    The beginning is a little slow, the middle is really good and the end lost me a bit...but overall a really good book about Lean.

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    Shane Philadelphia, TN, United States 11-17-12
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    Need to buy the book. Great information, a little hard for me to stay engaged. Information overload. Shoiuld be studied along with the printed copy.

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    Xavier Cruz Chavez Diadema Sao Paulo, Brazil 10-21-12
    Xavier Cruz Chavez Diadema Sao Paulo, Brazil 10-21-12

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    "HOW USSUALLY TOYOTA CULTURE IS THE BEST WAY"
    What made the experience of listening to The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership the most enjoyable?

    THE WAY THAT TOYOTA CREATE A LEADER IS A METHODOLOGY THAT SUPPORT THEIR SUCCES ON THE MARKET


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