Dr. Michael Ballé is a best-selling author and executive Lean coach. He assists CEOs in leading the Lean transformation of their businesses and has twenty years of experience in Lean research and practice.

He is also an associate researcher at Telecom Paristech where he is co-founder of the Projet Lean Entreprise and co-founder of the French Lean Institute (member of the Lean Global Network).

Ballé has co-authored three Lean novels: The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager, and Lead With Respect for which he has been awarded the Shingo Prize in 2006, 2011 and 2015.

He has a background in both Systems Thinking (he is the author of Managing With Systems Thinking, McGraw Hill) and cognitive sociology, having received a Ph.D. from La Sorbonne in Social Sciences and Knowledge Sciences.

Dr. Michael Ballé is a Lean Manufacturing leader at The Leadership Network, a leadership and management training provider.

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