Lead like a relentless but reflective bulldozer. I’m off course referring to the LEAN Institute Africa’s 2014 summit theme. I’ve summarized some of the summit’s consistent themes regarding the traits of such a leader.
The LEAN Africa’s Institute’s pamphlet for the 2014 summit defines the relentless leader as a purposeful leader, continually driving for improvement whilst simultaneously being compassionate. Thesaurus defines the word relentless as sustained, unremitting and unyieldingly severe.
Traits and ways of the relentless leader:
- The relentless leader acknowledges participation. The relentless LEAN leader realizes that people are more involved when they feel appreciated and acknowledged; therefor they find time and ways to encourage participation and experimentation. The relentless leader not only knows that it’s about the people but also cares deeply about the people.
- A relentless leader sets direction. They do not simply introduce a toolbox. They start by creating a shared vision and philosophy. The most…
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