Implementation Partners 
Intermediate level

The joy of lean

The power of intentional leadership and cultural change
Monday, Oct. 9 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Sheraton, 2nd floor, Back Bay Ballroom B MW/12

Looking for ways to create a sustainable lean culture of excellence that creates value for customers, profitable business growth, decreased cost and fulfilling jobs for employees? Learn how to broaden and enrich your organization’s improvement initiatives as you move beyond a process/tools approach.


Discover the ultimate benefit of lean’s well-known potential for cost reduction and streamlined processes – cultural transformation yielding sustainable progress. Hear about techniques such as creation of customer-focused teams, in turn eliminating handoffs and time-consuming rework. Learn about work/role design and leadership strategies generating engagement and improved business results by integrating lean value/flow with purposeful organizational design and teamwork. People want fulfilling jobs they feel good about. They want to know they are valued, and that what they do contributes to successful customer relationships. Gain insights into needed leadership actions and related mindset changes – a willingness to challenge everything, and to communicate the value of lean throughout your organization.


Implementation Partners drives game-changing results through consulting, project execution and training services with a collaborative approach that purposefully combines lean six sigma process streamlining with agile team performance design. The company pioneered Engaged Team Performance, integrating best-in-class process redesign, team performance and change management tools to revolutionize effectiveness and efficiency.

Presenter: Dodd Starbird

Dodd Starbird is the principal managing partner for Implementation Partners and leads change efforts that consistently achieve exceptional results for clients. He is the author of "Building Engaged Team Performance" (McGraw-Hill 2010). Starbird has a BSc in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Denver.