That's not what Seddon's own website says:
"Lean or systems thinking as Seddon prefers to call it..."The piece then continues with more distortions of Lean, but that's another story:
The full quote:
Lean or systems thinking as Seddon prefers to call it (lean leads managers to think primarily of cuts and not improvements in service capability) is a way of thinking about and seeing work.Lean leads people to think cost-cutting? What? That's what traditional management does.