leadership: People, Purpose, & Passion



Simple Lean

First Things First

Graphical Facilitation

Marshmallow Challenge

Red Cup Challenge

Leader Standard Work

Red Bead Experiment


What are the three main ingredients needed to support a team based, process improvement effort? In this training session, we will discuss the need to focus on improving the way work is done (process), the importance of developing a culture that supports improvement (leadership), and what the future might look like if all of this is done well (direction). Join Industry Week Contributing Editor and author of The Façade of Excellence; Defining a New Normal of Leadership John Dyer as he discusses a simulation and case study that demonstrates the impact of management vs. leadership. This interactive session is for everyone who wants to learn more about how culture, leadership, and trust impact lean and Six Sigma sustainability and expansion.

Workshop Speaker

John Dyer

John Dyer is an author, coach, and trainer with 37 years of experience in the field of improving processes. His just published book “the Façade of Excellence; Defining a New Normal of Leadership” examines the four leadership styles required to move an organization’s culture to one of trust, collaboration, and teamwork. John started his career with General Electric and then worked for Ingersoll-Rand before starting his own consulting company. He has had the opportunity to study with the leaders in the continuous improvement field such as Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Brian Joiner, and Stephen Covey.

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