Friday, December 21, 2018

Top 10 Lean Leadership Quotes From 2018


Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we cannot improve.


  1. "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." — Bill Vaughn
  2. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." — Mahatma Gandhi
  3. "Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day." — Frances Hesselbein
  4. "Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience." — Steve Burnett, The Burnett Group
  5. "When you’re a manager, you work for your company. When you’re a leader, your company works for you." — Stan Slap
  6. "The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them." — John Maxwell
  7. "Why not make the work easier and more interesting so that people do not have to sweat?  The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people’s creativity.  People don’t go to Toyota to ‘work’ they go there to ‘think." — Taiichi Ohno
  8. "Waste is a tax on the whole people." — Albert W. Atwood
  9. "If you make listening and observation your occupation, you will gain much more than you can by talk." — Robert Baden-Powell



These are the top 10 quotes on A Lean Journey website in 2018.

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