Do you ever wonder about these things:
- Why it is so difficult for top leaders to accept Lean management?
- Why do most Lean transformations struggle or fail?
- Why is there no servant leadership?
- Why is “command and control” still so prevalent?
- Why does classical management maintain its grip on leaders?
- Why is there a lack of top management commitment?
- Why are CEOs so resistant to change in management thinking and practice?
- Why did I get in trouble with my boss for promoting Lean management?
- Why don’t leaders create safe spaces for experimentation?
- Why do leaders become disconnected from the workers?
You can stop wondering. These and dozens of other perplexing questions are finally answered in this breakthrough six-volume series that will change how you think and how you see the world.
It took a long time, but now it is done. The books are the result of over 16 years of research in tandem with direct interaction with business leaders through 20+ years of executive training, education, and coaching, and careful observation. There are no other books like them. They are essential reading for all Lean promoters and practitioners because in addition to answering dozens of long-standing questions, they also are a great source of ideas for improving the promotion and practice of Lean management.
Click on the links below to learn more about each book and read the reviews:
- The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management: How Tradition Prevails and What to Do About It
- Irrational Institutions: Business, Its Leaders, and The Lean Movement
- Management Mysterium: The Quest for Progress
- The Aesthetic Compass: Foundation of Leadership Action and Inaction
- A Changed Perspective: An Essential Guide for Emerging Leaders
- The Workmanship of Leaders: Systems, Frameworks, and Information Processing
It is best to read the books in the order that they appear here.