Competitive Advantage Consultants 
Advanced level

Lean leadership skills

Leading change with the power of now
Monday, Oct. 29 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm TBD MW/03

This session aims to describe and introduce practices to give a concrete idea of how to lead a lean production area in a factory or knowledge work business.


The need for site or business leadership team members to be in consensus on the change to a lean enterprise is illustrated with the “Radar Chart” exercise which shows how to get your operational managers to agree on four principles of lean leadership (taken from Dr. Jeffrey K Liker’s book, "The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership.") Gain insights into leader standard work, lean coaching and leader role modeling.


Competitive Advantage Consultants is a training and consulting shop with over 20 years' experience. Both partners began working as change agents at Cummins Engine Co. during their initial work with teamwork and lean production. Competitive Advantage has contracted to teach lean leadership skills at Sherwin Williams Paint Company, Panduit Corp., Moog Aircraft and Boeing, among others.

Presenter: Dan Prock

Dan Prock has been a lean coach and consultant in both factories and knowledge work for 25 years. He worked in lean implementation at Cummins Engine, Robert Bosch and Caterpillar, and in knowledge work areas in information technology, financial operations, and services in health care and food services. Prock has a PhD in psychology studying situational leadership, and has observed the leadership of sensei as they coach continuous improvement in the Sensei Way, the title of his forthcoming 2018 book.