Enable leaders with the skills to lead teams in a culture of continuous improvement.

The framework and practicing concepts will change how your company leads and develops people. Our leaders now have the skills to handle situations effectively.

Katherine Wilson
Chief Experience Officer
Anova Furnishings

The ROI is simple. If you can become a better leader or coach, then you can then make your teams capable of exponentially better results. The benefits are real, and our leaders deserve the support they need to be successful and feel confident in their work.
Dave Binz

Cambridge

CORE takes the very complex challenge of successfully establishing the skills for people-leaders and it helps you break it down into discrete, manageable pieces and steps. It’s been so successful that we’ve used it to build people skills for leaders in a variety of roles, even if they don’t directly supervise people. One of the most incredible values that CORE brings is its amazing, empathy-driven approach to leadership development.

Meg Brown
VP of Human Resources
Cambridge

In all my years of HR, I have attended numerous training sessions. However, this particular compilation of skills for leaders is one of the best I have ever seen. It covers all the bases and provides everything you need to become an effective leader. I wish that I had access to this training earlier in my career.
Melissa Smith

McKee Foods Corporation

I was really encouraged when we soon began training to teach the next groups and would keep (CORE) going within the organization. We will be able to involve a large number of our leadership coaches in the on-going CORE program which will help them build their skills. I’ve never seen a leadership program designed this way.

Ken Kunz
CFO/COO
Anova Furnishings

During our CORE sessions I learned that the leader may be part of the problem. So, I go back and check, ‘Okay, have I been clear? Did I set them up for success? Did I train to those expectations? Did I coach them? Did I give them feedback?’ When the answer is no, I need to go back and do some things differently.

Brian Wilt
Manufacturing Manager
McKee Foods

Before we started CORE, we had tried a number of leadership training programs that were limited in scope and difficult to maintain without a self-sustaining mechanism. Through the implementation of the CORE Leadership Program with the Performance Improvement Cycle, we now have a framework for communicating and interacting with people, including a sustainable method for addressing accountability. These tools turn our frustrations into leadership or team member behaviors and allow us to take steps forward.

Eric Gilbert
CEO
Anova Furnishings

Get Better Results Through Your Employees

Do you view your people as a competitive advantage but struggle to achieve your vision through them?

 
Typically, organizations try to involve their teams in improvement initiatives but find:
  • The people aspect isn’t clear or detailed enough to work
  • Strategies lack vision for how to truly optimize the workforce
  • Leaders’ behaviors are focused on control instead of allowing people to grow
  • HR systems are designed for outdated top-down management
The Lean Leadership Center works with organizations to implement a cohesive system that covers having the right talent management systems in place as well as the skills to create the greatest value possible.

 

Who We Have Helped

     

       

           

    

 

           

                  

GET BETTER RESULTS THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYEES

Do you view your people as a competitive advantage but struggle to achieve your vision through them?

What gets in the way of creating more value?
 
Typically, organizations try to involve their teams in improvement initiatives but find:
  • The people aspect isn’t clear or detailed enough to work
  • Strategies lack vision for how to truly optimize the workforce
  • Leaders’ behaviors are focused on control instead of allowing people to grow
  • HR systems are designed for outdated top-down management
The Lean Leadership Center works with organizations to implement a cohesive system that covers having the right talent management systems in place + the skills to create the greatest value possible.

 

Getting Started

The Lean Leadership Center partners with organizational leaders in many ways:

CEOs and
People Centric
Leaders

Human
Resources
Leaders

Meet Cheryl Jekiel – CEO of the Lean Leadership Center

I know from experience that too many Lean organizations aren’t maximizing the human potential, skills and abilities, creativity and talent of their workforce.

When I fell madly in love with continuous improvement, my experiences touched me so deeply that I’ve never wanted to work with anything else (and that was 30 years ago).

The coolest thing about Lean is the way it gives people more opportunity to spread their wings and contribute more of their talents to their work, and that is eminently more life-affirming.

Lean isn’t just a way to work more efficiently; it’s a way to truly engage your people, and that changes everything.

Lean Leadership Resources

Lean Human Resources

Book by Cheryl M. Jekiel

The Big Mistake with HR

The Big Mistake with HR

The intensity of the response to my recent article about how HR has lost the trust of employees was nothing short of shocking. We received over 600 comments, of which many were long letters – so this topic certainly struck a nerve. Several of the posts were from...

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