Lean Daily Leadership Process – Which Elements Do You Need?

The Three Key Elements to Any Visual Management Board

TXMs Lean Daily Leadership Process brings together our practical approach to the Lean elements of visual management and standard work to provide our leaders with the daily management system to let them shine as leaders. We specialise in tailoring the TXM Lean Daily Leadership Process to suit your business and industry, and work with your team to embed true change into your organisation. The three key elements that provide the foundation for the TXM Lean Daily Leadership Process are:

  • Making it visual
  • Setting expectations through setting standards
  • Encouraging teamwork through daily meetings

Make it Visual

We take in and retain much more information when we can see it, rather than just hearing it. The first key element of the TXM Lean Daily Leadership Process is to make it visual. Simple display boards in the work area provide a central focus point for our discussions and allows our team to take in information at their own pace. The board also provides a visual reminder for the daily meeting agenda, using the key metrics to direct the conversation at the start of each day.

using colour coding to clearly communicate production status
Visual managment boards like this one use colours to help make it standout. There is also lots of scope for the team to customize the board to their needs.

Set Expectations Through Standards

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible,” says Tony Robbins. And like-wise we want to turn our expectations into clear standards through team discussions and displaying the end results. Whether it’s good house keeping or a common approach to packaging, setting standards help our lean leaders to be able to clearly display the company expectations of a task to their team. It also makes it easier for the leader to correct and adjust behaviour if necessary.

Expectations can be set by using standised processes and visuals to make sure each employe knows what needs to be done.

Encourage Teamwork with Daily Meetings

Providing a set forum for the team leader to review and discuss the important aspects with their teams another important element of the TXM Lean Daily Leadership Process. A common time to hold these meetings is at the start of shift. This allows the team to begin their shifts by reviewing how their last shift went and looking at what is needed to be successful today. The standard forum allows new information to be added into the daily meetings and covers the requirements of the Toolbox Talks.

stand up meeting
Daily Stand Up Meetings are the perfect way to check in with employees, while being a focal point for performance.


As you are setting out to implement or refine your Leadership Processes, keep in mind the what you are trying to achieve. Use it to fully engage your people and make your company ready to excel.

Robert Chittenden

Author: Robert Chittenden

Robert Chittenden is a Senior Lean Consultant at TXM Lean Solutions