Lean Leadership

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Lean Leaders guarantee sustainable improvement in both performance and culture

Establishing sustainable improvement is lean management's primary mission. This requires a motivating target vision to be drawn up and communicated. Getting employees committed and actively involved is a key success factor, both in terms of continuous improvement and solving problems. Lean leaders succeed in shaping a culture of trust, in which employees can address problems openly and have the courage to try new approaches. This cooperative management style, the mentor-mentee principle and Socratic questions all belong in a lean leader's toolbox.


In 2 modules of 2 days each, you will learn specifically how to assume the mentor role as a way of increasing your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of your employees. However, the focus is not exclusively on providing professional and appreciative feedback, but also on improving your personal reflection skills. You will be able to successfully and sustainably implement the model of "management through questions" in your own management situations. This is achieved through practical exercises and intensive feedback from experienced leadership trainers.

The seminar will be in German language.

Dates for free introductory webinars on "Lean Leadership" can be found here.
The webinar will be in German language.


  • Relationship between values, attitudes and behavior
  • Situational management and cooperative management style as the basis for success
  • The mentor-mentee principle as the foundation of a learning organization
  • Management through questions, the management vision as the basis for reflection and feedback
  • Factor of success for management in an international context
  • Introduction to "blue sky" research for defining the vision

What our participants say

"Through the Lean Leadership training I gained completely new insights and skills in the context of "effective leadership". To date, I have underestimated what the Lean Management philosophy has to offer, especially in the development of leadership performance and cultural change. And finally, we managers play a decisive role when it comes to successfully shaping change. I've also learned a lot about myself and my drivers and how I can use this knowledge to empower my team even more and make it more accountable."
Thomas Häusel, Spartenleitung Hebetechnik, Carl Stahl Hebetechnik GmbH
Target group
Executives from all corporate divisions;
Middle and process-related management executives who want to be pioneers for excellence in their area of responsibility
Course structure
With the "Lean leadership" seminar, you will complete the first of two core modules (mandatory courses) of our Lean Leader Training.

To successfully complete the Lean Leader Training, you will initially complete 2 core modules within 24 months, , consisting of the two seminars "Leadership Excellence" (2x 2 days) and "Lean Leadership" (2x 2 days). The core modules must be taken in this order, as the contents build on each other.

The second step is a practical period - true to the motto "No qualification without implementation": At the end of each training course, the participants receive individual, practical implementation tasks. The work on the tasks as well as the practice / deepening of the contents and skills conveyed in the training helps to achieve sustainable changes and increase the effectiveness of the training.

The practical implementation of Lean Leadership will be documented in the form of an experience report you will complete from your own professional field. At the end of the training, there will be final test that covers all essential contents.

Optional additional modules:
The programme can be further individualised according to needs and expanded to include specific training modules from the areas of "Lean" (pp. 22-33 Academy Program 2020), "Change" (pp. 40-43), "Strategy" (pp. 44-47) and "Personality" (pp. 48-51).
Sustainable behavioural change based on training is difficult. Reflection with an experienced coach is therefore useful to ensure effectiveness. We recommend supplementing your training with individual coaching. Here your individual challenges can be discussed in a protected environment.

Of course, you can also book this seminar on its own, apart from the Lean Leader Training.

Additional information
This course cannot be attended before or without the course "Leadership excellence", as the contents build on each other.
Please book an appointment for module 1 as well as for module 2.
Your contact person concerning organizational topics
Margret Messerle
Contact data contact person
Phone: +49 7024 8056 188, E-mail: m.messerle@staufen.ag
Price (plus VAT)
2990.00 EUR
Further price information
The price for the entire seminar "Leadership excellence" (1 date per module 1 + 2) is 2,990 EUR plus VAT and will be invoiced in full after completion of module 1. Module 2 is therefore herewith (system-conditioned) priced at 0 EUR. The training costs for the entire Lean Leader, resp. Agile Leader Training (2 core modules with 4 training modules = 8 attendance days each Training, examination fee, certificate) total EUR 5,980 plus VAT. Optional: Add an individual coaching to your training: The package price for 2 x 0.5 days of individual coaching on-site is 3,000 EUR plus VAT. The package price for 3 x 60 minutes individual coaching online or by telephone is 1,000 EUR plus VAT. You will receive a 50% discount on up to 2 additional trainings in the areas of "Lean", "Change", "Strategy" and "Personality" for specific further training. If you book the complete Lean Leader or Agile Leader Training (basic and advanced level), we grant you a 10% discount per level. Discounts cannot be combined.
Maximum capacity
Markus Franz
Michael Metzger
Ulrich Müller
Marco Pett
Nicolas Romfeld
Eric Timmer