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Courageous Leadership: The Missing Link to Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence (Paperback)
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Courageous Leadership: The Missing Link to Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence (Paperback)

Paperback 246 Pages / Published: 03/01/2018
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Courageous Leadership: The Missing Link to Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence is one of the firsts of its kind to wade through the confusion among leaders on selecting the type of change approach that will get the best results in their organization. It educates the senior executive leaders and organizational excellence practitioners on the different characteristics of change and answers why the approach to incremental and transitional change cannot deliver the results expected from a transformational change. The author shares his experiences from leading several small and large scale organization transformations in multiple industries across different countries on how to establish a robust foundation for an excellence journey and integrate strategy into daily operations. This book elaborates on the types of courage and what it means to be a courageous leader while leading change in difficult situations, and what leaders do differently for putting the organization on a path to excellence and culture transformation.

This book shares an innovative design, a methodology and an approach that combines best practices and principles from Malcolm Baldrige, Shingo, Lean, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, accreditation, change management, patient and family-centered care, the Competing Values Framework, the LEADS framework, and the project management body of knowledge. The implementation of this model at a hospital in Canada propelled the organization further ahead on their transformational journey compared to other organizations that started much earlier. Sensei in Japanese means Teacher and Gyaan in Sanskrit means Knowledge. Brief sections on `Sensei Gyaan' have been interspersed throughout the book to provide valuable tips to the readers based on author's experiential learnings over the past two decades.

This book serves as a practical guide for senior executive leaders and organizational excellence practitioners, who wish to embark or are in various stages of their organizational excellence and culture transformation journey. Readers will be guided through 26 elements necessary for establishing a robust foundation and an additional set of 22 Management System elements required to create and sustain a culture of quality across the organization. For leaders in healthcare, the book provides a framework, guiding principles, and associated practices that support the implementation of the 4 core concepts of patient and family centered care namely, dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration. Included in the book are several examples with creative visuals, ready-to-use templates and standard works, models, guiding principles, and strategies based on best practices to assist leaders in their organization excellence journey.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138104389
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm


"A practical and insightful guide to quality transformation. Sumeet explains the theoretical and practical considerations of leading large scale change, involving stakeholders and linking strategy from the front line to the board table."

Paul Heinrich, President and CEO, North Bay Regional Health Centre

"A thought-provoking book that provides leaders a structure to subjective nuances of creating an organizational culture. Sumeet will walk you through a journey of self-realization and courage; the courage it takes to transform your leadership and the organization."

Stephane Giguere, CEO, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation

"A management-excellence playbook for business leaders to be successful in this world of constant change. This book provides the tools necessary to guide the change journey from the beginning when defining your Change Vision, through the middle when ensuring Employee Engagement, to the end, when confirming the change sticks."

Corina Moore, President and CEO, Ontario Northland

"A brilliant interplay of Lean Management and Leadership Courage. Sumeet takes the reader on an exciting journey of excellence filled with teachable moments. A required reading for all leaders."

Marc Gauthier, Director of Education, CSPGNO

"In today's lightning fast paced global economy, those that strive for advantages long before most recognize a challenge, will be the leaders of today and the future. This book is an accelerator for those they truly want to be at the top of their game."

Mayor Al McDonald, City of North Bay

"An excellent resource for leaders embarking on a culture transformation journey. Sumeet provides the reader with a systematic approach supported with real case examples of leading behavior change in an organization. The pictorial representation of technical concepts, models and tools makes the book more interesting, provides clarity to visual folks, and enhances reader's learning experience."

Nancy H. Jacko, former Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, NBRHC

"This book is a valuable resource explaining the various types of change along with key strategies to ensure success. The emphasis on change behaviors at the leadership and staff levels for organization transformation is paramount. What a terrific synthesis of management excellence. A must-have manual for leaders!"

Joanne Bezzubetz, Vice President Patient Care Services, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

"Sumeet takes a principles based approach to leading sustainable change. Blending theories and actual experience, the book provides the reader with practical tools for organizational quality transformation."

Dr. Susan J. Adams, former Chief of Psychiatry, NBRHC

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