The Power Of LEO: The Revolutionary Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results

  • 2h 56m
  • Subir Chowdhury
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2012

Hailed as “the Quality Prophet” by BusinessWeek, Subir Chowdhury is the long-established global authority on the critical importance of quality and how to achieve it with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). Now, he takes it to the next level by showing you how to build quality into the DNA of your entire organization.

In his bestselling book Cream Ice, Chowdhury introduced his next-generation management system—LEO. In The Power of LEO, he describes how continuous focus on quality improvement can revolutionize any process—from manufacturing operations to managerial decision making. The secret is to cease delegating the responsibility of quality to specific teams or departments and permanently lodge it within the core of an organization’s culture.

Chowdhury’s profoundly simple yet extraordinarily effective management system is based on three basic principles:

  • Listen—Seek input from all stakeholders within your organization, from suppliers to employees to customers
  • Enrich—Create new ideas for improvement and solutions for problems using simple techniques
  • Optimize—Select the best improvement idea or solution, subject it to testing in the real world, and correct all shortcomings

Quality methodologies like Six Sigma and Lean can be highly effective but are used narrowly and by limited personnel within an organization. LEO is the encompassing strategy that can be easily embraced by everyone within an organization, resulting in measurable improvements in your operations, products, and bottom line.

If you’re serious about competing in the global marketplace, join Subir Chowdhury on his quest for overall quality and transform your organization from a company that does some things well into an established industry leader.

About the Author

Subir Chowdhury is the author of 13 books, including the international bestsellers The Power of Six Sigma and The Ice Cream Maker. As chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group (, he advises CEOs and senior leaders of Fortune 100 companies and in private and public sectors all over the world, helping them make “quality” a part of their business culture. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security presented him with the Outstanding American by Choice Award. Chowdhury’s works are cited frequently in the national and international media.

In this Book

  • Introducing LEO
  • LEO at Work
  • Putting Out Fires
  • Fixing the Flow
  • Commanding the Future
  • Listening Hard
  • Enriching the Product
  • Don’t Compromise; Optimize!
  • An All-Out LEO Deployment
  • The Quality Mindset