Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn
“This book will transform and deepen your thinking of what people-centered leading and learning means.”
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Learn to Lead & Lead to Learn
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READ. LEARN. BE INSPIRED.
When you dive into Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, you will:
- Experience how Isao Yoshino, a 40-year Toyota leader, and his organization strengthened a Chain of Learning and embodied the Toyota Way pillars of respect for people and continuous improvement
- Learn how one person grew into an impactful leader – and be inspired to do the same
- Uncover how to invest in people first and cultivate an attitude that embraces learning – even in the midst of mistakes and failures
- Discover the history and real stories that led to the development of the Toyota Way
- Be positioned to achieve success through setting seemingly impossible goals, focusing on process, and learning from failure (… and immediately apply these valuable insights to your leadership efforts and within the teams you lead)
Katie Anderson learned first-hand that reflection is where the real power is found.
Reflection isn’t the end of learning; it’s just the beginning. It is where wisdom is created.
While writing this book, Katie had the privilege of supporting and encouraging 40-year Toyota leader Isao Yoshino’s reflection of his personal and professional life, in a way that he had never done before.
Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn synthesizes the lessons that Mr. Yoshino shares, encapsulating the legacy that an intentional leader can create and it inspires readers to embark on their own journey of reflection.
This is how you live and lead with intention.
This is how you make an impact that is aligned with your heart and your purpose.
This is how you make an impact that amplifies your actions by creating capability, confidence, clarity, and creativity – in your team and for your organization – leading to a people-centered culture of learning.
Five star reviews on Amazon from over 200 readers
Every chapter of this warm and rich book concludes with a list of reflection questions called Practicing Hansei. I found these helpful in anchoring the content of the section. As others have said, this is a book for everyone. I read it with substantial pleasure. I bet you will, too.
This is a tremendous book which, I have no doubt, will be seen as a classic in this field. There are so many powerful lessons and useful nuggets of information - relevant to anyone interested in learning how to lead. I know I will be referring back to this book a great deal.
Nothing short of wonderful…I know I'm going to refer to it often in months and years to come. Katie has captured so much in this book that's of value to 21st Century Leaders: how to lead with wisdom and a love for humanity.
Reading Isao Yoshino's reflections, beautifully captured by Katie, will probably be the closest I get to "working at Toyota in Japan".
This book will be a valuable addition to any developing leader's library.
If you have an interest in leadership, this is for you. This book is a reflection on the development of leadership skill and the true meaning of respect for people. There are so many opportunities to reflect at the end of each chapter. I’ll be posing these questions in many individual and organisational development sessions!
What an amazing book.
I believe the best book I have read that gets to the heart of Toyota's way ...
The storytelling is incredible!
The Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn Workbook
Don’t let the lessons stay on the page! Augment your learning experience and bring the book’s messages into your leadership journey.
The Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn Workbook offers additional insights, lessons, principles, and practices so that you can truly lead with intention, purpose, and impact.
Packed with extended materials that supplement the book, reader’s and clients consider it one of Katie’s most valuable tools available.
Available in both print and digital versions.
“Indispensable for anyone looking for guidance on how to elevate their leadership competencies. No matter what level within an organization you find yourself this workbook provides logical, step-by-step, direction on building a personalized roadmap for long-term success.” – Stewart Bellamy
“The only secret to Toyota is its attitude towards learning.” –- Isao Yoshino
Meet Katie Anderson and Isao Yoshino
Internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, and keynote speaker, Katie Anderson believes impact and learning – and she’s constantly seeking out ways to amplify it.
During an immersive experience living in Japan for 18-months, she had the pleasure of learning alongside Isao Yoshino, a 40-year Toyota Motor Corporation leader. As she actively sought out to learn from him, asked questions and listened to how he led through challenges and inspired team after team, she realized that others deserved the opportunity to harness the insights she garnered for their own leadership experience.
Through their partnership, and Katie’s caring questioning and reframing, Mr. Yoshino he was learning too, reflecting and learning from his experiences from a new perspective.
In Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning, Katie weaves together Mr. Yoshino’s heartwarming and deeply reflective stories of personal discovery and organizational history, and offers her own unique perspective on them, with the intention of helping you learn to lead and lead to learn.
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.
Expect to be inspired by the power of one, and how you can embrace a culture of learning, of leading, and of excellence in your own organization and team.
Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn is for …
MAKE AN IMPACT BY LEADING AND LEARNING WITH PURPOSE
You’re a learner. A leader. A coach. A team member. A human being. And you want one thing …
To create a meaningful impact.
How can you do that?
The answer may surprise you. Knowing everything isn’t a requirement.
Instead, when you embrace…
Caring, which requires you to lead from the heart, not merely check on process or progress.
Curiosity, knowing you don’t have all the answers, but you have an open mind to ongoing learning…
And Courage, which requires you to embrace humility, knowing that it’s okay to fail as mistakes are the source of rich learning…
…that’s when you grow in others and in your organization:
Bonus: Going Beyond the Book
Engage Katie Anderson to meet the needs of your organization and your team. Let this be the beginning of your continuous learning journey.
Katie’s signature talks and keynote addresses are catalysts for change in people’s behavior, leadership practices, and organizations.
She uniquely crafts her in-person, virtual, and hybrid speaking engagements with your objectives in mind, tailored to resonate with your team and your needs.
Custom Learning Experiences
Empower yourself and your team with the principles and practices to be effective people-centered leaders.
Become part of Katie’s Chain of Learning and join a global movement of humanity. Gain the clarity, the confidence, and the courage you need to elevate your leadership, your team, and your organization.
The Leading to Learn Accelerator
Part book study, part facilitated course, part group coaching… take the lessons off the page and into your life.
Become a more intentional, people-centered leader who grows their people (and themself), makes an impact in their organization, and builds a meaningful legacy.