Developing Lean Leaders: TOYOTA WAY

The Missing Piece in Lean Transformations


June 12th, Perú

June 14th, chile


Companies around the world boast about the results they have achieved from their lean programs. Yet despite all the lean projects that have been implemented over the past two decades, no company in any industry in the world has attained the same level of consistent operational excellence in its field as Toyota has. What are these companies missing? The answer is leadership with the right skills and knowledge to teach and coach others to use disciplined approaches to process improvement.  In The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership (with Gary Convis, former Toyota managing officer) we present a leadership development model and use examples from Toyota to illustrate the patient painstaking process of growth of leaders from developing themselves, to developing others, to leading daily kaizen and finally maturing to aligned goals from top to bottom and sideways using hoshin kanri (policy deployment).

Introduction of Toyota Way with Jeff Liker for Chile and Peru


  • Learn the meaning: Understand Lean Leaders as Teachers and Coaches of Continuous Improvement
  • Learn how to do it: Understand what you and your team will need to change in your current role to successfully lead a Lean Transformation.
  • Learn how to keep it: Understand how to create management systems and infrastructure that engage team members at all levels in a rigorous problem solving and continuous improvement process.


  • Vice presidents
  • Directors of Operations or General Directors
  • Plant and Staff Management
  • High Potential Medium Controls




  • The Toyota Way as a system:  philosophy, process, people, and problem solving
  • Self-Development: What is a lean leader and how to develop yourself to have a scientific mindset using the improvement kata
  • Developing Others: How to use the coaching kata to develop the leadership skills to coach others



  • Daily Kaizen: Engraining the skills and knowledge of problem solving in every work group so continuous improvement becomes a reality
  • Aligning Goals and Means through Hoshin Kanri: From top to bottom and sideways all leaders and team members are aligned toward clear company objectives.






Executive Advisor for ALFRA International two Best Seller with “The Toyota Way” & “Toyota Culture”

Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and President of Liker Lean Advisors. He is author of the international best-seller, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer, 2004 (26 languages, over 950,000 copies sold), and has coauthored nine other books about Toyota including Toyota Culture, The Toyota Product Development System, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership (2011) and Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide (2014). In 2016 he published The Toyota Way to Service Excellence and coauthored a lean transformation business novel called Trenches. His articles and books have won twelve Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence. In 2012 he was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and in 2016 inducted into the Shingo Academy.





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