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

By Jessica Bush Updated on August 17th, 2016

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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