Lean Blog Audio — Transforming Leadership: How to Shift from Blame to Systemic Improvement

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How often do you hear executives blaming employees, including frontline workers, for different problems or poor performance?

I don't think that's a good look when leaders do that.

Leaders are responsible for the system, especially senior leaders. Even though they are part of a system, they have more freedom and more ability to change systems that ultimately drive most performance.

A blaming leader looks at low productivity numbers and blames “lazy workers.”

A blaming leader sees mistakes and blames “careless workers.”

A blaming leader sees employees choosing not to speak up about problems and blames “cowardly workers.”

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