2020 Full Day Workshop ~ Leaders Who Inspire (Not Tell People What to Do) - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM (breakfast & lunch included)
Location: Orlando, FL
Fee: $895*

Leaders Who Inspire (Not Tell People What to Do)


Presented By:

Cheryl Jekiel


Your organization’s success with the lean or continuous improvement ultimately hinges on your people and the behaviors they choose to exhibit. Every member of your team must choose to engage in the right behaviors that drive business results. If they don’t, the tools, processes and systems you develop will have limited impact.

To create buy-in and get every member of your team to actively participate in your lean culture, your leaders need to use powerful coaching skills on a daily basis. During this session, you’ll discover a proven performance management system that’s based on Respect Every Individual. You’ll leave with practical coaching strategies that you can use immediately to empower your entire team and inspire them to bring their best selves to work.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn…

  • Identify common barriers to developing effective leaders that support lean work environments
  • Experience five aspects of the performance improvement cycle to appreciate the importance of ensuring all lean leaders can demonstrate the fundamentals of coaching team members
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers that interfere with lean leaders successfully building relationships.

About the Facilitators:

Cheryl Jekiel is the CEO of the Lean Leadership Center which helps CEOs of innovative companies and organizations who view their people as a competitive advantage to weave Lean principles into the fabric of their company culture so they get sustainable, constantly improving results that exponentially change the business.

The Lean Leadership Center partners with companies to drive results by building the skills of their leaders, redesigning human resources practices and improving the culture of their organization. The Center’s resources include workshops, presentations, virtual learning communities, publications and various other on-site supports.

Ms. Jekiel served as Vice President of Human Resources at Flying Food Group, LLC, and Chief Operating Officer at Parco Foods, LLC.

Prior to her recent senior leadership roles in Human Resources, Ms. Jekiel served for five years as Chief Operating Officer after several other leadership roles at a specialty bakery in the Chicagoland area. She has developed an expertise in Lean manufacturing with a particular focus on Lean cultures. Ms. Jekiel has made countless significant improvements in reducing operating costs and leveraging a Lean culture to obtain new business. She has over 30 years of manufacturing experience.

As the author of Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR Practices for a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Ms. Jekiel brings a tremendous passion for Continuous Improvement and is committed to building HR for Lean enterprises as a recognized field of work. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, Ted, and their dog, Sid.

Contact Lean Leadership Center to learn more about how our resources can help your company improve your organization’s leadership and overall success at 708.362.1664.


*NOTE: This workshop is run in affiliation with the Lean Leadership Week, which includes the Lean People Development Summit and Lean Accounting/Management Summit. You are not required to attend the Summit to participate in this workshop. Simply select only the workshop, and not the Summit, when registering.