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ML170U Sustainable Leadership with Lean 2.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML170U (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Introduction to Lean leadership,
Why lead? – about leadership versus management,
Have a foundation in leader contributions, aims and assignments,
The sustainability concept,
Reveal and see – about visual control, gemba and motivation,
Hoshin Kanri (Policy and improvement deployment) connected to sustainability,
SCARF – to lead with or against one's brain,
Challenge – about learning and Tough Care,
Build – about leading systematic improvement
The importance of courage and upper management,
Systematic improvement work connected to sustainability.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. discuss and reason about models for Lean leadership related to the preconditions and sustainability of the leadership and how these influence one's own leadership
  2. translate models and methods to one's own situation and activities and concretise these in an action plan 

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Literature and preparations

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Other requirements for final grade

Attendance at 10 of 13 scheduled classes is required to pass the course.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Education cycle

First cycle

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Andreas Bohlin,