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Best Selling Publications and Award-Winning Research to Help Leaders Improve Performance and Build World-Class Cultures

By Michael Martyn

Management for Omotenashi

Learning to Lead for Purpose, Passion and Performance

Winner of the 2023 Shingo Publication Award

Lead with sincerity, serve from the heart, take pride in your work.  Discover a proven model for engaging your people and delivering business resutls in the latest book by best selling author, Micheal Martyn.

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Michael Martyn

Mike Martyn is the Founder and President of SISU Consulting Group, and international consultancy supporting more than 500 organizations in 22 countries. 

Over the past 20 years, Mike has also contributed hugely to the development of the Shingo Model and Assessment Framework, is Director Emeritus of the Shingo Institute, a 4x Shingo Award winning author and Lifetime Member of the Shingo Academy.

One of Mike’s primary roles with SISU is the development of leaders at each level of the organization.  In this role, Mike has trained and personally coached thousands of leaders through his live workshops, online development courses, executive coaching, and Coaching Camps.

By Mike Martyn & Bryan Crowell

Own the Gap

Building a Team-Based Kaizen Culture

Winner of the 2013 Shingo Research Award

“Own the Gap contains one of the best systematic approaches that I have seen that delivers high impact for creating daily improvement. Every page contains an idea that stops you in your tracks and makes you rethink everything you thought you know about a management system.”

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Applying TWI to Retail Sales

Developing a Sales Boot Camp at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

Winner of the 2008 Shingo Research Award

Transforming Higher Education

Implementing a Culture of Continuous Improvement at the University of Washington

Winner of the 2019 Shingo Publication Award


Mike Martyn walks the talk.  He removes the jargon to get right to the heart of leading for meaningful and sustainable results. Frustrated with your current state of affairs? Do yourself a favor and read his books.”

– Max Brown

Coming Soon!

By Mike Martyn and Eilish Henry

Cultural Enablers

Respect Every Individual | Lead With Humility

Learn proven best practices for implementing the principles of respect and humility to build a culture that assures a safe environment, places a special emphasis on the development of its people, and engages and empowers everyone in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

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