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Do I have to change to be a Lean Manager?

There was a story of interest to Lean Managers in the September issue of Capital, the Australian Financial Review’s monthly magazine, which arrived with my paper last week.. In an article about the fertiliser and explosives maker Incitec Pivot, the author refers to the “long understood” theories of lean manufacturing. Long known, maybe, but often incompletely understood. But James Fazzino,the CEO of this company is spot on when he says “The role of managers and supervisors has changed from directing to coaching. Once they make that transition, it frees up their time to become leaders an...
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