Organizations committed to operational excellence know developing along a process improvement model poses many opportunities and challenges. A transformation model is a crucial as effective change agents execute toward meeting goals. Two worst-case scenarios, however, often loom: A misunderstanding of what Lean is might derail the focus, or check mark tool mentality might lose problem solving focus. GE Aviation faced both of these challenges in its lean journey before drastically refocusing its transformation. In this session, longtime GE Aviation leader Guba offers up the company’s Lean journey and lessons learned as a best-practice benchmark in lean transformation, highlighting its underlying principles.