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Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels Audiobook

Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels: A Practical Guide

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In Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels we build on the theory in the original book, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, and answer the questions: How can I apply this in my organization? What concrete actions can I take to begin the journey of becoming a lean leader? How can I spread this learning to all parts of the organization? What critical tools are needed to turn the theory to practice? This book adds examples from over twenty years of experience by Dr. Liker in working with companies outside of Toyota. This audiobook treats you as a student who will be actively engaged in developing lean leader skills as you read. It acts as a tutorial for beginning the journey!

©2014 Jeffrey K. Liker (P)2014 Jeffrey K. Liker

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    Dan 09-13-16
    Dan 09-13-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrible, Distracting Narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels the most enjoyable?

    The content of the book is pretty decent, but the narration was the worst I have ever heard. Another review compared it to the computer generated audio of a 1980s computer. I think that is a pretty good description. Siri or Cortana would have sounded much more human than this actual human narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I had my friend who is a musician listen to the audio to tell me if he knew why it sounded so bad. He guessed that the audio had been run through some sort of pitch correcting software which had the effect of making the human narrator sound like a really bad computer generated narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Rerecord the book and let Siri read it...

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    Jeff 05-05-15
    Jeff 05-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "For those beginning their journey"

    Very high level covering many topics. Not enough details in any given topic to apply without further research or hiring a consultant. It would be a good book to help formulate a vision for a company just starting their Lean Journey,

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    Ernie 03-09-15
    Ernie 03-09-15
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    "Bland"

    I wish it was more entertaining. But the content was good. I would not recommend. Overall, too long as well.

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    Daniel Pickett 10-15-17
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    "Continuing to enjoy the Toyota Way series of books"

    All of the books I have read so far from Jeffrey Liker have been very influential on my thinking about management/leadership. The books are fantastic. I am now listening to Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels for the second time and I am continuing to pick up principles that change the way I think about lean and leadership. A big thank you to Jeffrey Liker and George Trachilis for this addition to the Toyota Way series.

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    Joseph Banks 07-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "For the advanced LSS GB or new BB"

    The lessons and stories within this book are a great high level view of the expectations and future focus of seasoned LSS GBs and new BBs. This high level view provides a road map to help develop and guide LSS belts to future individual and organizational long term success. A must read for LSS belts continuing education and development.

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    TONY A HAMPTON 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Clarity was revealed after reading this book."

    I never saw the holes in the organizational leadership in my company until reading this book and now I feel like I have a simple path to help my organization at achieves its mission

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    Anton Ezama 10-15-16
    Anton Ezama 10-15-16
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    "Concise and actuable."
    Would you listen to Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels again? Why?

    Yes, It's a stept by step aproach to leadership and I find it encouraging to go againg over it as I progress on the steps


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Cuold be good to listen all in one sitting, but you will have to go againg over it to get the details and translate it into you own action plan


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    Jeffery A. Davis 05-19-16 Listener Since 2006
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    "Most complete and accurate lean book ever!"

    reading a 2nd time with my direct reports, and later, with a mentee!
    Most accurate and complete work I've ever read on Lean in 27 years!

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    hotmillmet 03-15-16
    hotmillmet 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Management Pay Attention To This"

    Using TPS tools is the easy part. Getting management to embrace the culture change required is the hard part.

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    M. Acker Madison, WI 01-20-16
    M. Acker Madison, WI 01-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent content, horrible narration"
    Would you try another book from Jeffrey K. Liker and George Trachilis and/or Ron Carter?

    I like Jeffrey Liker, but this book did not deliver. The content was OK but it was not a guide on how to, and it wasn't enlightening with information not found elsewhere. The narration was so bland it sounded like a 1980's computer.


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    "weak n repeatitive"

    weak n repeatitive. very weak. he just repeats his old stuff... Nothing new. Wasted money...

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