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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