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Lead with Respect – May 15 & 22 (FULL)

Practices to Enable Engagement, Teamwork & Accountability

Facilitated by Mike Orzen, Shingo Prize Winning Author & Lean Enterprise Institute, Shingo Institute and The Ohio State faculty member

How We Lead Matters 

Building a great organization requires effective leadership at all levels. How we lead determines the quality of our connection with others. Perhaps now more than ever, we need to connect with our people to build safety, trust, and healthy relationships. It turns out these skills can be learned. A key element that is often misunderstood is what it means to Lead with Respect (LwR) and connect with people on a level which inspires engagement, teamwork, and accountability. This hands-on workshop explores why leading with respect is essential, how to put LwR into practice to inspire people to drive better relationships and results. 

Driving Outcomes Centered on Results & Relationships 

Effective leadership requires a dual focus: achieve results and develop people. Fostering the right behavior in others requires solid relationships built on trust, respect, transparency, and consistency. As a leader, the results you seek can only be reached through the efforts of your people. As people engage with leaders, you will build a workplace that enables and supports the courage and vulnerability required to learn, practice, and master the core practices of Lead with Respect. 

Leading with respect involves awareness of our focus and intention, and how well we are connecting with people to create an environment of mutual trust and performance. This is accomplished through the application of 7 core practices:

  • Go and See for Yourself
  • Create a Meaningful Challenge
  • Listen to Understand
  • Coach and Teach to Develop People
  • Support Growth
  • Cultivate Psychological Safety and Teamwork
  • Pursue Life-long Learning

What You Will Learn and Be Able To Do

  • Learn and apply the 7 practices of Lead with Respect
  • Experience the behaviors of the Lead with Respect Practices with practice breakouts and homework assignments between session
  • Integrate LwR with your current Lean efforts and leadership style
  • Build a game plan to proceed


  • Connect with people more effectively to generate higher levels of engagement, teamwork, and accountability
  • Leverage Lead with Respect to accelerate your Lean/CI work
  • Build a culture of continuous improvement and shared learning
  • Be a great leader and develop others to be great leaders

Who Should Attend?

  • Emerging leaders
  • New supervisors
  • Managers
  • Improvement deployment leaders & lean champions and coaches

Dates: May 15 & 22, 2024

Time: 8am – 2:30pm (lunch included)

Location: Columbia Machine (107 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661)

Cost:  $325 per person ($600 nonmembers)

Contact [email protected] to reserve your seat(s).