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GA 236 | How to Develop Strong Effective Leaders with Cheryl Jekiel

By Jessica Bush Updated on October 10th, 2018

This week’s guest is Cheryl Jekiel, CEO of the Lean Leadership Center. Based on her background in operations and human resources, Cheryl explained what she believes it takes to develop great lean leaders. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Cheryl’s background (1:57)
  • What Cheryl has been working on (2:54)
  • Cheryl’s approach (6:46)
  • What is different about it (10:52)
  • Ensuring training is effective (13:10)
  • Feedback for improvement (18:27)
  • Why you can’t go overboard with positive reinforcement (20:35)
  • Cultural differences (22:27)
  • How this has changed her view on lean leadership (23:50)
  • Where the lean movement is going (27:41)
  • Who Cheryl would visit if she had a time machine (29:29)

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