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Steven J.
Spear

Steven J. Spear
Steven J. Spear is the author of the award winning The High Velocity Edge, is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
 
He is an internally-recognized expert about leadership, innovation, and operational excellence, an authority on how select companies—in high tech and heavy industry, design and production, manufacturing and services—generate unmatchable performance by converting improvement and innovation from the rare kiss of inspiration to repeatable, broad-based, skill-based disciplines.  
 
Five-time Shingo Prize and McKinsey award winner, Spear’s “Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System” and “Learning to Lead at Toyota,” are part of the lean manufacturing canon.  His “Fixing Healthcare from the Inside, Today” and articles in Annals of Internal Medicine and Academic Medicine have been on the forefront in health care improvement.