Be a Lean Manager

Either it is cost, quality or speed: you will always be requested to reinvent your skills and deliver more with less.

The A Lean Book series is all about achieving all of this and more. With simple yet creative ideas you will be able to find new ways of seeing the same situations, performing the same tasks, dealing with the same problems. Our collection covers everything from leadership to culture, process simplification to sales success. Click on a title below to find out more.


  • Lean Leadership - "Effectively shares some very practical operational management and leadership concepts in a way that few other leadership and management texts do. A very practical 'how to' in effective leadership and operational management"

    Hayden McNamara, COO of Australian and New Zealand Bank, USA
  • Lean Leadership - "Simply shows how the lean methodology can be used to manage effectively. A great book that should be read by all – from managers to operations staff. The more people that are aware and utilize the concepts the more dynamic and efficient business will become."

    Nina Muhleisen, Toyota Manufacturing Corporation Australia
  • Lean Leadership - "What I liked about the book was the lack of management jargon, making the book easy to follow and understand. Demonstrates, in a practical and unique way, how to get better business results, particularly in operational environments."

    Ron Locke, Former Barclays Bank IT Director, UK
  • Lean Leadership - "I found the book brought out many of the behavioral aspects that would not have been achieved via the alternative 'text book' approach. It explores subtle themes such as resistance to change, disconnection across teams, and lack of accountability. A good read for managers at all levels."

    Richard Codd, Operations Manager, Trade and Supply Chain, ANZ
  • Lean Leadership - "Your Lean Leadership seminar gave our students a fresh outlook on lean thinking implementation, and the discussion which came out of it has enriched our classroom debates."

    Paulo Peças, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng.
  • Lean Culture - "Elegantly outlines practical steps for creating efficient and motivating work environments, while acknowledging the pervasive, change influencing dynamics of a typical organization. Suitable for everyone from graduates to seasoned managers."

    Joana C. Kuntz, Senior Lecturer in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Lean Culture - "A joy to read. The characters involved were identifiable to me in my own workplace and I found the scenario logical to follow as the book introduces and develops quality excellence concepts. The literary equivalent of a role play."

    Timothy Johnston, Product Line Manager, Institutional Division, ANZ Bank, Australia
  • Lean Culture - "I was witness to many of the events presented in fictionalized format in this book, and I can attest that the doubts, resistance, fears and enthusiasm represented in the characters are very real. Presented in a way which is easy to understand and replicate."

    Stephen Gallagher, Manager Business Architecture and Business Process Management, Energy Australia
  • Lean Process - "This book describes the impact of KPIs on employee behavior and provides clear examples of where those can negatively affect overall service delivery. … A must read for any managers seeking operational excellence!"

    Leandro Mattedi, Product Manager - Automation, WEG Australia
  • Lean Process - "A Lean story without the Lean language. Compelling and easy to read, Lean Process explains the importance of focusing on the customers you already have and on tapping into the potential of your people."

    James Kirsner, National Treasurer, AME Australia
  • Lean Process - "Offers a good insight on the real inner workings of a telco business today without being too technical. Makes it easy to understand process management across day-to-day activities."

    Gonçalo Ferreira, Network Automation Specialist, Portugal Telecom

Also From A Lean Book
  • Lean Leadershipby Marta Ferreira Buy
  • Lean Cultureby Marta Ferreira Buy
  • Lean Processby Marta Ferreira Buy