7 Leadership Wastes

Arise from a failure of leadership to harness the potential that resides in all workgroups. The seven wastes of leadership are:

  1. focus waste: Arises when everyone is not aligned and energized on critical issues.
  2. structure waste: Arises when there is not a comprehensive system in place to maintain focus throughout the organization.
  3. resource allocation waste: Arises when time and money is not formally committed to agreed upon initiatives.
  4. integration waste: Arises when all methods, initiatives, tools and programs are not compelled to work seamlessly.
  5. involvement waste: Arises when employees are not required to participate in all efforts that impact their work and work areas.
  6. discipline waste: Is the loss caused by failure to maintain the behaviors and processes of the structure.
  7. ownership waste: Is the loss that occurs when the management team and other significant individuals do not personally, and as a group, take direct responsibility for eliminating all of these wastes.
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