Building Success by Building Relationships; Coaching in a Respect for People Management System

Presented By:

Cheryl Jekiel

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover how building success is contingent on building relationships, which requires psychological safety and trust.
  2. 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.
  3. Identify strategies to overcome barriers that interfere with lean leaders successfully building relationships.


Practice how to approach performance leadership in a manner that  creates the daily coaching skills that lean workplaces require.  Because this method applies to everyday leadership tasks and challenges, it’s clear that a coaching style is simply the best way to work. Experience the five elements for mastering performance improvement in a lean culture, including a fail-safe method for building coaching skills. Master the steps to diagnose performance gaps to ensure the real root cause is addressed to get improved results.  Since success also requires not getting blocked by common barriers to team effectiveness, this session also provides strategies that allow teams to reach their full potential.

Facilitator Bio:

Currently Cheryl M Jekiel is the founder of the Lean Leadership Center (LLC) that sponsors a range of program implementations and educational services. The mission of LLC is to promote the advancement of talent strategies that drive operational excellence, optimize employee involvement and depend upon inspirational leadership.

Ms. Jekiel has held Vice President of Human Resources positions for a number of corporations.  Prior to her recent senior leadership roles in Human Resources, Ms. Jekiel served for five years as Chief Operating Officer after a number of other leadership roles at a Specialty Bakery in the Chicagoland area.  Ms. Jekiel has made countless significant improvements in increasing employee engagement, reducing operating costs and leveraging a Lean culture to obtain new business. Ms. Jekiel brings a tremendous passion for continuous improvement in her commitment to building Lean HR as a recognized field of work

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