GA 082 | Lean and Human Resources with Cheryl Jekiel

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Today’s guest is Cheryl Jekiel, who I was lucky enough to interview at the recent Summit on Lean Leadership in Jacksonville, Florida. Cheryl is the Founder of the Lean Leadership Resource Center, and she and I discussed the many important applications of lean in human resources. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Cheryl’s background and introduction to continuous improvement (2:27)
  • A quote that inspires Cheryl (6:42)
  • The role of HR in a lean transformation (8:37)
  • How Cheryl learned what the biggest waste of all is (12:25)
  • The role of love in an organization (16:04)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Cheryl (19:15)
  • The best advice Cheryl has ever received (19:57)
  • What Cheryl does to rewind and recharge (20:49)
  • Cheryl’s personal productivity habit (21:27)
  • The skill Cheryl feels she needs to improve (22:08)
  • All about Cheryl’s book (22:42)

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