Keyte Group 
Advanced level

The work of leaders

How to enable leaders to adapt and grow the organization

Much of our focus in a transformation is about changing the work inside front line processes while paying too little attention to the critical work involved in managing and leading organizations. What about the systemic gaps leaders typically face in transformations such as unachievable strategies, unclear priorities, leadership overburden, misaligned processes, and detrimental behaviors that are harming the overall business? This workshop will be a pragmatic, hands-on approach to build a framework for engaging your organization in great leader work.


This interactive workshop will help you think through several key issues that you can then use with the rest of your leadership team to develop a leadership path within your transformation. Learn how to define the gap between your current work and great leader work. Identify high value work to keep, and low value work to shed. Define the behaviors necessary get the results you seek, utilizing the Shingo model. In addition to sharing your thoughts, you will also have time to outline an action plan to share with your leadership in order to establish your own path to great leader work.


Keyte Group consulting services center on helping organizations create unfair competitive advantages in the marketplace and better places to work for the employees. The firm merges technical and cultural transformation elements in its work with senior leadership, enhancing organizational capacity and performance.

Presenter: Beau Keyte

Beau Keyte has been involved in lean thinking since 1986 and currently helps healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing organizations in transforming their performance and culture, engaging front line teams, internal coaches, and leaders to think and act differently to create sustainable performance improvement. He has pioneered new methods to spread lean thinking quickly within organizations, engaging people to participate in the transformation. Keyte has co-authored three publications, including two Shingo Prize-winners, "The Complete Lean Enterprise" (2005) and “Perfecting Patient Journeys” (2014). He also coaches students in the MBA program at the University of Dayton and is a faculty fellow at the Shingo Institute.