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Thursday, May 5 • 8:45am - 9:45am
From Lean to Leadership: The True Source of Sustainable Growth

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Firms exist for different reasons, from short-term enrichment of owners and shareholders to fulfilling a long-term purpose.   According to Jim Collins “Great Companies” have a long-term purpose their leaders are passionate about.  For long-term sustainable growth to achieve a larger purpose then short-term profits it takes a certain type of leadership.  Great leaders build an agile business, but realize agility is not embedded in a business model, software, or clever manipulation of the global footprint.  Long-term sustainable growth comes from leaders who are committed to the vision and develop people who can innovate as a way to adapt to the rocky waters of the environment.  Leaders at all levels understand the environment and their business and become coaches of continuous improvement constantly developing people to identify the next goal needed to advance, innovate their way toward that goal, and learn, learn, learn.


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Jeffrey Liker

Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and president of Liker Lean Advisors—a network of top-notch practitioners who consult, coach and teach in The Toyota Way.​He is author of the international best-sellers;​ | The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles, | The Toyota Way Fieldbook (with David Meier), | The Toyota Product Development System (with Jim... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Ballroom Eagle Crest Conference Center & Resort