I write a lot about leadership. I have developed and presented leadership training to a lot of organizations and people. They learned about inspiring, motivating developing and communicating a vision. In every case, from the US Army to Corporate America these leaders have used those skills to reduce waste, or if you prefer, to reduce cost. I am not claiming responsibility for the outcomes they created. I am saying that regardless of their environment each of them has, through the leadership skills they learned, honed and used, contributed to their organizations in such a way as to reduce or eliminate waste.