Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning

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Overview

Refreshing, Timeless Lessons for those who care to lead, Created through years of collaboration, leadership coach Katie Anderson and Toyota leader Isao Yoshino bring you a remarkable book about what it means to learn, to lead, and to care. Their friendship and shared reflections offer readers an inspirational experience that defies generational and cultural divides. With a career that spanned nearly four decades at Toyota Motor Corporation, Isao Yoshino's stories help us understand how Toyota intentionally developed the culture of excellence for which it is renowned today, and how one person learned to lead so that he could lead to learn. Katie Anderson weaves together these heartwarming stories of personal discovery, and offers her own unique perspective on them, with the intention of helping you learn to lead and lead to learn. Reflection is the key to Learning, Dive into Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn to discover the power of reflection as a source for learning, uncover never-before-published "insider stories" from pivotal, moments in Toyota's history, and walk away with fresh insights and excitement about people-centered leadership, organizational excellence, and yourself. This book is for leaders at all levels, in any industry, and anywhere in the world, who strive to create a culture of continuous learning and to lead with intention by helping others discover their best selves - while also developing themselves.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734850604
Publisher: Integrand LLC
Publication date: 07/14/2020
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 656,713
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Letter to the Reader 7

Preface 11

Introduction 21

Isao Yoshino's Professional Timeline 37

Part I Warp Thread Stories: Purpose Shapes Us 41

First, a Dream 45

Discovering a Dream 45

A Step Toward the Known and a First Glimpse of the Discovered 46

A Vision Takes Shape Over the Radio Waves 48

Moving Toward the Known and Discovering Richer Purpose 48

Following a Purpose, Expanding a Dream 49

Growing His American "Country" Roots 50

A Clear Goal - and a Career - Takes Shape 53

Joining Toyota - A Bet on a Dream 53

Set a Goal, Make a Step-By-Step Plan, and Remain Persistent 55

Patience and Persistence 63

Another Step Forward (and Backward) 64

A Goal, More Than 20 Years in the Making Finally Achieved 65

Warp Threads Remain Strong 66

Part II Weft Thread Stories: Discovery Defines Us 69

Learning to Lead - Foundational Leadership Lessons 73

Lesson #1 Communicate Purpose, Every Day and in Every Way 76

Lesson #2 Create the Conditions for People to Be Successful (and Take Responsibility When Mistakes Happen) 83

Lesson #3 Go Out of Your Way to Help Others Learn 90

Lesson #4 Go to See and Show You Care - Leadership Starts at the Gemba 98

Lesson #5 Own the Thinking Process, Not the Thinking 105

Lesson #6 Learn What Not to Be as a Leader 111

Lesson #7 Be Curious, Always Keep Learning, Ask Questions 119

Lesson #8 Set the Tone for the Culture You Want 127

Leading to Learn - Helping Others to Develop 133

Case Study #1 Revitalizing Management Capabilities-The Kanri Noryoku Program 135

Case Study #2 Changing the Culture by Helping People Change-The NUMMI Training Program 159

Case Study #3 Focusing on the Good and Choosing Excellence-The San Francisco Liaison Office 190

Case Study #4 Helping Others Broaden Their Perspectives-The "Change Yourself" Program 202

Reflecting on Failure: Toyota's Water-Ski Boat Business 221

Phase #1 A New Target for Yoshino; Toyota Marine Sports USA 226

Phase #2 Doing His Job, But Secretly Working on a New Idea 228

Phase #3 The American Water-Ski Boat Business Launches in Rough Waters 242

Phase #4 Managing the Water-Ski Business in Florida 260

Conclusion: Looking Back and Looking Forward 287

Acknowledgments 301

Never Stop Learning 309

Go Beyond the Book 313

Keep in Touch 317

About the Author 321

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