The Essential Lean Leadership

  • Course Details:

    Ref: LLD1 Length: 1 Week
    Location: London Price: £2990 excl. VAT


The Lean Essentials is changing businesses around the globe through techniques and tools that translate directly into the bottom-line profits. With a constant push to reduce costs and provide products and services faster, there’s no room for activities that don’t add value to the customer. The Essential Lean Leadership training programme enables you to uncover and eliminate unnecessary activities that slow processes, create waste and add unnecessary cost, so you can focus more on activities that matter most to your customers.

Who should attend

The Essential Lean Leadership training programme is designed for team leaders, supervisors, value stream managers, trainers, lean facilitators, senior executives and managers who looking at transforming the DNA of their organisations on a sustainable basis. The workshop will be ideal for high performers with a dream of moving into a senior leadership role.

Why Introduce Lean in your organisation?

  • The myths vs the reality of lean leadership
  • Benefit of Lean
  • What Lean means to your business

Qualities of a Lean Leader

  • A practical session on the qualities of a lean leader
  • The 7 Essential Behaviours of lean leadership

Lean Tool kit

  • An Overview of the most important lean tools and impact they have:
    • 5S
    • 7 Wastes
    • visual factory
    • Kanban, Cellular manufacturing
    • Zero Quality Control
    • Source Inspection & Poka Yoke
    • Continuous Flow
    • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Just-In-Time (JIT)
    • Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
    • Etc

Lean transformation

  • The importance of leadership, culture and strategy deployment in a successful lean transformation
  • Value stream maps

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and challenge the key principles of lean leadership
  • Understand how World Class Companies defined as Excellent all adopt lean manufacturing principles.
  • Gain knowledge of the 7 Essential Behaviours of lean leadership
  • Create a personal lean leadership philosophy and action plan
  • Assess “gaps” in personal behaviour embodied in eight standard practices using the Lean Leadership instrument.
  • Identify waste and recognize opportunities where Lean approaches can improve processes within and between departments.
  • Apply the appropriate Lean methods and tools to reduce waste of time, money and people

Want to make an enquiry on The Essential Lean Leadership training course?

Please call us on +44 (0) 207 112 4846, email us at or complete our online form below.

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