Work to Learn
Maybe the answer for how to lead people — in order to get good products out on time — is simpler than we thought.
So much energy (some even in these pages) spent on figuring out how to fix defects, train people better, and improve quality.
How about this: focus all of your people’s energies on learning (as opposed to production) as the goal of their work, and high-quality production will follow by itself.
Just look around at your best people and ask if it isn’t so.