Here are responses from people on various groups on linkedin which contributed thier thoughts about Qualities of the lean manager. I thought it would be great idea to have it all on one page for readers benefit.
Jacob Zapolnik • Great outline of the first 8 Qualities of a Lean Manager. I would also add:
-Is always on the look out for learning opportunities
-Will involve the key stakeholders in discussing/creating change
-Acts as a teacher to cascade knowledge of lean methodologies
Tim Jones PMP • “An important one is to train and lead others to practice lean. To give credit to others and to encourage others in the practice of lean.”
Richard Starie • Don’t lay people off after you start to collect data. They will not participate if you do!
Sukri Karim • Lean Manager need to be pushy but respectful..being a change agent is not easy.
Kevin Yamada • A Lean Manager:
– Is continually learning about new and different approaches.
– Leads by example and is a teacher/coach.
– Is data driven.
– Sees the big picture and deals well with the details.
– Should work him/herself out of a job.
Comments on the post:
Raj •Lean manager shall have the qualities of Systems-Thinking
Corrado Pellecchia •I would add to the first point “… collecting and analyzing facts and data on which decisions will be based.”