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Leading Lean Six Sigma: Research on Leadership for Operational Excellence Deployment

Alessandro Laureani
Independent Lean Six Sigma Scholar, Ireland

Jiju Antony
Heriot-Watt University, UK

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08 Jun 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
148 pages - 152 x 229mm
There is significant research available on critical success and failure factors of Lean Six Sigma implementation in organizations, predominantly focusing on the technical side of this performance method. But many organisations have overlooked soft skill aspects and the responsibilities of the Executive Leadership of the organization to make deployment a success.

Leading Lean Six Sigma: Research on Leadership for Operational Excellence Deployment assesses the impact of organizational leadership on the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in organisations. By identifying leadership as a critical success factor for Lean Six Sigma deployment in organizations, this book details what leadership traits are needed for a successful deployment, differentiating by industry sector, and presents a ground-breaking leadership dependency model. Alessandro Laureani and Jiju Antony's new research extends and refines the current understanding of Lean Six Sigma and leadership, identifying the traits a leader needs to display to increase the chances of successful deployment.

This book offers new perspectives for researchers examining Leadership, Management and Operational Excellence, as well as presenting useful guidance for practitioners launching, managing or sustaining continuous improvement initiatives in their organisations.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Leadership for Lean Six Sigma; 
Chapter 2. Leadership traits for effective deployment of Lean Six Sigma; 
Chapter 3. The role of the organization’s Leader; 
Chapter 4. Involving everyone in the LSS deployment; 
Chapter 5. Launching, Managing and Sustaining Lean Six Sigma deployment; 
Chapter 6. Strategy Deployment and Lean Six Sigma; 
Chapter 7. Integrating Innovation, Agile and Lean Six Sigma; 
Chapter 8. Final Thoughts for Leaders
Alessandro Laureani is an Operational Excellence leader, certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Project Management Professional and Agile Practitioner, who has been active in the Lean Six Sigma field since 2005. He has a PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Jiju Antony is recognized worldwide as a leader in Lean Six Sigma methodology for achieving and sustaining process excellence. He is a Professor of Quality Management in the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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