Lead With Respect

Presented By:

Michael Ballé

Session Abstract:

Lean is a method to achieve your objectives by developing people – but what, exactly, does developing people mean in practice? Visual management supports employees’ will to succeed by translating business challenges on the workplace, they commit to self-development through learning by problem solving, they develop teamwork by learning to kaizen their own processes together, and finally come up with the suggestions and systems which will take the company forward. Such development will not occur on its own, without the requisite form of leadership to sustain it. In this presentation, Michael Ballé will detail the 7-step model of lean leadership to learn hands-on how to become a successful lean leader.

About the Facilitator:

Author and Speaker. Michael is associate researcher at Telecom ParisTech, and holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne in Social Sciences and Knowledge Sciences. For the past fifteen years, he has focused on lean transformation (how companies use lean techniques to develop a lean culture) as part of his research on knowledge-based performance and organizational learning. He has written several books and articles about the links between knowledge and management (Managing With Systems Thinking, The Effective Organization, Les Modèles Mentaux), and more recently, co-authored two business novels published by the Lean Enterprise Institute, one about lean turnaround, The Gold Mine and one about lean transformation, The Lean Manager. He is a leading expert on lean transformation initiatives, and an engaging and colorful public speaker, experienced in running interactive workshops with large audiences. Michael is co-founder of the Projet Lean Entreprise and the Institut Lean France.