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The people playbook for lean leaders

A practicum for mastering the coaching skills needed for team-based results
Tuesday, Oct. 27 Location Code
2:30pm-6:30pm Virtual TW/07

Have you struggled to develop the coaching skills you need for your leaders to inspire their team’s results? Does it feel sometimes that you are stuck in ‘trying’ to develop the coaching skills of your leaders? Discover a proven, people-centric performance leadership system. You’ll leave with practical strategies that will develop your leaders as coaches, so they can empower their teams and inspire them to bring their best selves to work.


In this workshop, you will:

  • Practice five aspects of a performance improvement cycle using a fail-safe method that strengthens daily coaching skills.
  • Evaluate how your leadership team’s daily practices compare to those needed for operational excellence.
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers that interfere with leaders effectively coaching their teams.
  • Master the steps to diagnose performance gaps to ensure that the solutions really work.
  • Take away eight winning practices that can jump-start your approach to operational excellence for a world-class culture.


The Lean Leadership Center supports the development of lean leaders and the implementation of lean cultures. The spectrum of services includes specialized programming for HR professionals. www.leanleadershipcenter.com


Cheryl Jekiel, the founder of the Lean Leadership Center, works with visionary organizations that require strong people strategies and systems to achieve their business vision. She and her team help leadership teams increase the capability of their people to create limitless organizational value. Jekiel has developed an expertise in lean manufacturing with a particular focus on lean cultures in leadership roles at Sweetheart Cup, Parco Foods and Flying Food Group. Her senior leadership roles have included sales, operations, human resources, and chief operating officer. Her recently published second edition of “Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR Practices for a Culture of Continuous Improvement” reflects her commitment to building lean HR as a recognized field of work. She lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two dogs, Sid and Ginger.