Tony Barnes, Business Speaker, Kaizen consultant, continuous improvement specialist, Business mentor, Tony Barnes began his career as a member of the ‘Deming’ team in Japan during the most turbulent and formative years of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He experienced at first hand the application of new holistic management practises that produced the Japanese post-war economic miracle. Tony came to understand that this remarkable achievement was made through an insistence on the highest standards of quality and customer service, a totally committed workforce and the practice of Kaizen, or continuous improvement.

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Tony Barnes began his career as a member of the ‘Deming’ team in Japan during the most turbulent and formative years of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He experienced at first hand the application of new holistic management practises that produced the Japanese post-war economic miracle. Tony came to understand that this remarkable achievement was made through an insistence on the highest standards of quality and customer service, a totally committed workforce and the practice of Kaizen, or continuous improvement.

Since then he has travelled the world, learning from companies that are considered to be at the leading edge in their field. He started his own company to work with companies looking to radically improve their performance. He doesn’t like to be called a consultant, but rather a mentor or coach, enabling companies to set up their own internal systems for continuous improvement.

Areas of Expertise

Today he is also a much sought after international speaker, inviting his audience to embark on a journey of discovery to uncover the most successful practices and the best ideas from the world’s leading global players.

He is a regular guest of the TEC in the USA, where he speaks to groups of Chief Executives on leadership, change management and continuous improvement. He runs the Dynamic Leadership course at the Institute of Directors in London, and is retained as an advisor by several leading companies in the UK and USA. Tony’s presentations are not just for management however; he has the ability and presence to motivate and enthuse whole workforces or groups of employees. Because his philosophies match the mission of the UK’s Investor in People programme, he is often asked to address IIP conferences or to work with companies about to embark on the programme.

Tony is the author of the best selling “Kaizen Strategies for Successful Leadership”, published by Pitmans.

Client Comments

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Michelle Russell, Isle of Wight TEC

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