Do you ever wonder about these things: Why do most Lean transformations struggle or fail? Why it is so difficult for bosses to accept Lean management? Who no servant leadership? Why does classical management maintain its grip on leaders? Why are CEOs so resistant to change? Why do people get in trouble with bosses for promoting Lean management? Why don’t leaders create safe spaces for experimentation? Why do leaders become disconnected from the work? You can stop wondering. These and dozens of other perplexing questions are finally answered in this breakthrough four-volume series.
It took a long time, but now it is done. The books are the result of 13 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
- Improvement: A Hundred-Year Plan for Progressive Management
It is best to read the books in the order that they appear here. The books are priced to be affordable and thus expand readership. All four books cost only US$55. From them you will learn why most leaders remain stuck on destructive zero-sum classical management and how to move forward with beneficial non-zero-sum Toyota-style (and Lean) management.