Lean Leadership Resource Center 
Intermediate level

Practicing your leadership skills

Lean leadership simulation
Monday, Oct. 9 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Sheraton, 2nd floor, Independence West MW/05

This simulation will allow attendees to gain insights on their current leadership skills and apply new behaviors for improving leadership behaviors during the workshop. The session utilizes on skill building, practice, observation and evaluation for a better learning experience. Discover how to build skills pertaining to accountability, how to create a winning team and how to let go of behaviors that get in your way.


The Lean Leadership Resource Center (LLRC) is committed to providing a range of products and resources for lean enterprises. It partners with companies to drive results by building the skills of their leaders, redesigning human resources practices and improving the culture of their organization. LLRC resources include workshops, presentations, virtual learning communities, publications and various other on-site supports. www.leanleadershipresourcecenter.com

Presenters: Cheryl Jekiel / Mary Pat Knight

Cheryl Jekiel has over 30 years of manufacturing experience. She has held vice president of human resources positions for a number of companies, including Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Inc., FONA International, Inc., and Flying Food Group. She also served for five years as the chief operating officer at a specialty bakery in the Chicagoland area. She has developed an expertise in lean manufacturing with a particular focus on lean cultures. Jekiel is author of "Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR Practices for a Culture of Continuous Improvement." 

Mary Pat Knight’s 25-year career has spanned marketing, operations, strategic planning, human resources, training, development and executive coaching. As the chief operating officer for Food For Thought Enterprises, Inc., she led the company’s growth and culture transformation. She directed marketing for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and also spearheaded the creation of the marketing arm and the corporate reorganization of The National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation. As CEO of MPKnight, Inc. and Leaders Inspired, Knight has provided consultation and mentoring in the areas of strategic planning, human resources, organizational effectiveness, leadership/management development, integrated marketing and project supervision.