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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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    The information contained in this book clarifies why we have not seen lean become the transformational approach to leadership it was intended to be. It's nice to know that we now understand that leadership is the key and I feel that with a coach lean is an achievable goal.

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    "The Toyota Way - A gift to us all!!!"

    This book was written very well! I have even purchased the hardcopy and I will be going over it with a highlighter, pen, and ruler to continue to glean everything I can out of this book. It is a textbook any Quality Assurance, Production, or Manufacturing Manager must have!

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    "It is a life long journey"

    This book give an inside witness about how Toyota made their glory in the last 50 years. It is all about consistent development of middle leaders which will result on an improved products. Development is not a 5-10 years plan, it is a life journey to self commitment to develop others.
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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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    "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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    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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