Arab Journal of Administration المجلة العربية للإدارة


A quantitative review of the literature (meat-analysis) was conducted with 36 studies which focuses on Lean Leadership. Studies issued between 1972 and 2017 were included in the review with the focus of Lean Behaviours. The overall need for this school of management had been reconfirmed with this sample of studies. Implications for this research will increase opportunities for successful organisational transformation. Despite the importance of leadership in organisational transformation, few researchers explored lean leadership in times of uncertainty and how this will affect transformational initiatives. The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into applicable behaviours and attributes for lean leaders during economic turbulence. Various conclusions and recommendations were highlighted to improve lean leader’s effectiveness.