Isao Yoshino’s 40 years of leadership at the Toyota Motor Corporation helped define a specific corporate culture, now understood as the “Toyota Way.” Author Katie Anderson tracks Yoshino’s career as she explains this management philosophy, which includes several well-known, foundational concepts. The first is kaizen, often translated as “continuous improvement,” change and innovation. The second is genchi genbutsu, the concept of basing important decisions on facts from original sources. A third concept is the most crucial idea in Yoshino’s approach to leadership and learning: hansei, critical self-awareness in business and in life.
About the Author
Katie Anderson is a Lean practitioner, leadership coach, consultant and professional speaker. Her website is KBJAnderson.com. Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn has been awarded the Shingo Award, a prestigious achievement in the field of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
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