GA 124 | How to Utilize People-Centric Leadership with Ron Harper

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Today’s guest is Ron Harper, President of Cogent Power Inc and Canadian AME board member. Ron talked to us about people-centric leadership, how to transition to it from a traditional leadership approach, the obstacles you might encounter, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Ron’s background and what he’s up to nowadays (2:28)
  • Ron’s thoughts on the upcoming international AME conference (3:48)
  • The quote that inspires Ron (4:52)
  • What “people-centric leadership” means to Ron (6:12)
  • Why it’s important (10:18)
  • Some of the challenges involved in the transition (16:00)
  • Where you should focus your attention first (17:58)
  • What to say to senior leadership when they are on board (19:28)
  • Whether or not focusing on people hurts results (24:28)
  • The best advice Ron has ever received (31:02)
  • Ron’s personal productivity habit (33:04)
  • What has surprised Ron in the last year of practicing lean (36:29)
  • The skill or knowledge area Ron feels he needs to improve (39:37)

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What Do You Think?

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