Leading with Lean

Leading with Lean

Philip Holt (Head of Operational Excellence and Accounting Operations at Philips) explains in Leading with Lean exactly what his model of Lean Leadership is, how we can learn to apply it, and how you can convince the workplace never to settle for anything less than excellence. We also learn how to redefine our leadership style and how to identify and eliminate wasteful activities within the company. This way you can recognize, realize and retain the ideal state. Philip Holt shows us the best ways to arrange a high-performance organization, and gives us simple tools and insights for each leader to aspire to greatness, for themselves and for their teams.

‘Philip has written a clear and practical guide for Lean champions and existing Lean leaders. Leading with Lean provides an end-to-end guide on designing and sustaining a Lean transformation. If you are looking to build a culture of continuous improvement, whether at one or a multi-site level, this provides some real gems of practical ‘know why’ and ‘know how’ for Lean leaders everywhere.’ — Jon Tudor, president of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence UK

Leading with Lean is also published in Dutch: Leidinggeven aan Lean Transformaties.


About the author

Philip Holt is currently Head of Operational Excellence and Accounting Operations at Philips and a member of the advisory board of the Operational Excellence Society. He studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and the University of Warwick. He worked for the Gillette Company before joining Philips, where he has built up a magnificent reputation on Lean practices and advice. By combining Japanese methods with European and American business processes, he has a keen eye for the waste within organizations and the opportunities for cultural change through employee engagement. Philip is a regular speaker at Lean, Six Sigma and Operational Excellence Conferences.