Lean Leadership ®

Develop internal experts who know how to use process improvement tools AND manage change

Accelerating performance for clients worldwide: Fast Action | Fast Impact | Enduring Confidence

Kaufman Global’s trademark method for developing internal Lean champions.

Go beyond the tools and get to the heart of the situation – people!

Lean Leadership is about leading in a way that encourages broad participation and better decision making. Kaufman Global Lean Leadership programs prepare management and select internal resources to effectively lead and drive beneficial changes while dealing with the challenges of day-to-day operations.

Our Lean Leadership Executive Programs begin with an energizing multi-day workshop that defines the characteristics of enduring improvement cultures. These sessions focus on the pivotal role of leadership in transforming their part of the business. In parallel, our Lean Leadership Programs deliver multi-week learning and development to deeply skill high potential staff who then work to propel immediate results.

Training is delivered by top Kaufman Global pros who merge practical experience and pragmatic change management methods. Hands-on exercises cement concepts for immediate application and tangible results.


To learn more about our approach to building internal OpEx capability, read our white paper, Developing Operational Excellence Leaders.

Expert Training and Tangible Business Results

We started Lean Leadership programs in aerospace and defense in the mid-1990s. At that time, a major defense contractor wanted us to teach some of their people everything we knew about Lean, implementation and change management. That was the start. We knew that the only way a program like this would be successful was if we:

  • Delivered business results as a core part of the program
  • Used experiential learning as a major plank in the platform
  • Blended technical ability with change management skills
  • Informed and taught all levels of the organization

Since then, we’ve worked with major corporations to impart our knowledge and understanding of Lean Implementation. Clients include: Lockheed Martin, IR, Nabors, Owens Corning, Oregon State Hospital, Mississippi State Hospital, AGCO, Sara Lee and many others. Our Lean Leaders have gone on to lead change around the world. We at Kaufman Global are quite proud of our impact in the area of operational improvement.

We’ve got a whole range of workshops, training materials and methods that our clients take full advantage of. Contact us to learn more.