Leadership Principles That Drive Toyota’s Culture of Continuous Improvement

Brett Wood

President & CEO at Leadership Principles That Drive Toyota’s Culture of Continuous Improvement

Learning Objectives

Is your culture what you want it to be or what you have allowed it to become? If you’re not talking about it and working on it every day, chances are it’s the latter. At the foundation of any successful company is a strong culture, driven by the spirit of continuous improvement, and powered by passionate leaders. If you’re lacking any of those elements, you’re missing an opportunity to create lasting growth with your most important asset – your people. In this presentation, Brett Wood, the President & CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America, will provide leadership principles and practices that you can implement to create a culture of continuous improvement, and he will give tangible examples of Toyota’s Kaizen culture in action.


Key Takeaways:



  • Educate, engage, and empower your teams to create a culture of continuous improvement

  • Consistency is key. To maintain a stron culture, you must be intentional about working on it and talking about it every day

  • It starts at the top. Creating and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement is only possible with great leadership