LEAN methodology, efficient management techniques, and successful leadership styles were employed worldwide during pandemics. Gemba's leadership style and mindset are shaping the organizational culture and contributes to developing and retaining valuable human capital, especially in crisis times. The integration of all LEAN growth practices in daily business operations conduces to organizational success. Mihai and Gustavo’s keynote focuses on leadership through LEAN, Gemba, and Kaizen. LEAN transformations depend on the quality of employees, managerial decisions, and resistance to change. LEAN is a key factor of success, especially in the manufacturing industry.