Lean Leadership Center 
Intermediate level
Advanced level

Respect for people management system

Building success by building relationships
Monday, Nov. 4 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Michigan 3, East Tower, Concourse Level MW/09

Discover how the success of your business is dependent upon the success of your team. Leveraging elements of lean cultures that are based upon respect for people, this highly interactive session provides a unique path into making lean leadership a reality.


See how to utilize a better approach to performance management that will allow you to create the broad coaching skills that lean workplaces require. Since this approach applies to everyday leadership tasks and challenges, it becomes clear that lean leadership is simply the best way to work. Learn how emotional triggers interfere with optimizing your leadership. Hear about the five elements for mastering performance management in a lean culture, including a fail-safe method for building coaching skills. Master the steps to diagnose performance gaps to ensure the right problem is addressed to get improved results. Practice ways to engage your entire workforce in the company vision.


The Lean Leadership Center is committed to providing links to a range of resources for building leadership skills. Its resources include workshops, presentations, virtual learning communities, publications and various other components to help you meet your organization’s leadership objectives. www.leanleadershipcenter.com

Presenters: Cheryl Jekiel / Mary Pat Knight

Cheryl Jekiel is founder of the Lean Leadership Center and is the global expert on the role of HR in creating more successful lean transformations. She works with organizations to ensure they bring to life making people their competitive advantage. Jekiel brings 30 years of executive leadership and business improvement experience, covering all business functions. As the author of "Lean HR: Redesigning HR Processes for a Culture of Continuous Improvement," she has made lean HR a recognized field of study. 

Mary Pat Knight is founder of Leaders Inspired and is a transformation strategist and business coach. Her training, coaching and mentoring programs help corporate leaders hone their emotional intelligence (EI) to become effective leaders. She works with companies and leaders who want to turn chaotic teams, disengaged employees and frustrated leaders into a vibrant and healthy business. Knight's customized EI leadership development programs produce inspired leaders whose teams create compelling cultures, engaged employees and business results.