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25 October 2006      

Lean Manufacturing, Leadership

"This day is called the Feast of Crispian..."

On October 25, 1415, Henry V of England defeated the French armies, against overwhelming odds. This battle would be a minor footnote in history had Shakespeare not immortalized it with one of the most inspiring leadership in literature. The battle's outcome hinged on leadership and strategy just as a Lean Manufacturing hinges on leadership and strategy.

Our Leadership Series discusses how the type of leadership affects Lean implementation. It starts with an overview, "Lean Manufacturing Leadership". From there, you can download an article by Major Attila Bognar based on the classic film "Twelve O'clock High." The pages include a self-assessment that can help you to understand your own style. Audio links illustrate leadership style and there is an analysis of Henry V.

I hope you find these pages enjoyable and useful. We wish you all the best on this St. Crispin's day, 2006. 


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