Toyota’s Convis to Retire

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Toyota's Gary Convis, a leader who I have admired greatly, is retiring in June:

Toyota also announced that Gary Convis will retire in June from his positions as a managing officer and chairman of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

There is a quote from Convis that I often use in training sessions and presentations:

“You respect people, you listen to them, you work together. You don't blame them. Maybe the process was not set up well, so it was easy to make a mistake.”

Hopefully he can do more to educate us about the Toyota leadership mindset after his retirement.

Click the “Convis” link below for more articles that feature him. Best wishes to Mr. Convis in his retirement.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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