14 Essential Behaviors of Lean Executives

Presented By:

Brian Maskell

Session Abstract:

It is now well known that to be successful with lean your company must make significant change in the culture and work practices.  But, what do you want the people to DO in order to make these changes?  Once important thing is to CHANGE BEHAVIORS.

In most companies the people look to their senior managers to set the tone and ethos of the business.  Making cultural change is demanding, difficult and risky.  The people in the company need a great deal of leading if these changes are to really occur and then be sustained.

In this short presentation we will discuss 14 behaviors executives must exemplify if they want to be all-day, every-day leaders of lean change.  None of these 14 behaviors are complicate or theoretical.  They are all tangible things you can start to do today.

Learning Objectives:

“In this session you will learn…”

  • Where lean executives need to BE
  • What they need to DO all day if they want to lead lean change
  • How they need to ORGANIZE
  • What they must EXPECT of their people

About the Facilitator:

Brian H Maskell is pioneer of Lean Accounting and Lean Management.  He is the author of 8 books including the seminal “Practical Lean Accounting”, “Making the Numbers Count”, “The Lean Business Management System”, and “Life’s Little Lean Accounting Instruction Book”.

Brian is the president of BMA Inc., a lean consulting firm that has worked with hundreds of companies world-wide over the last 23 years, and assisted them to become truly lean organizations.  Brian began his career as an engineer  and then went back to school to become an accountant.  It is this combination of engineering, financial skills, and shop-floor lean that makes him so successful with lean organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and other industries.