Marc Kuzik is the continuous improvement manager for Argus Machine. Kuzik recently brought 14 of his teammembers to attend the PCL 101 workshop in Edmonton. "I believe the content within the people-centric leadership (workshop) is that keystone that has been our missing link—a link if you will—between the lean tools and our lean thinking or lean management. This is really, I think, a great opportunity to give our employees the ability to have good conversations. The content in this course changed the conversation that we’re having between colleagues and team members. It started even during the break time at the 101. I think it gives us tools we’ve never been taught and how to ask good clear questions and start to listen to those answers. That, to me, is changing the conversation and allows us to achieve enterprise excellence.”
Ron Harper, AME board past chairman and president of Cogent Power, has been formally working with people-centric leadership for more than 10 years. “You need to engage the whole person. So, if you take a look at you, me and anybody else that is working in an organization or company that has a responsibility—we all have different roles in our lives—and that role could be as a parent or a hockey coach. It could be a volunteer in a hospital. We all carry different roles and to be dealing with the whole person in a leadership capacity is about not just looking at the employee part of that person in terms of the way you engage with them, you actually are engaging with the whole person in all the roles of their life.”
Episode 4 - Deep dive into people-centric leadership with Lisa Weis, Ron Harper and Marc Kuzik
People-centric leadership (PCL) expert and trainer Lisa Weis, PCL practitioner and president of Cogent Power Ron Harper and continuous improvement leader for Argus Machine Marc Kuzik deep dive into people-centric leadership - what it is, why it's important and how it provides enormous value to companies. Click play below to listen now!
Episode 3 - People-centric leadership 101 with Ron Harper
This episode of Applied Excellence features a coversation with president of Cogent Power Ron Harper, who has been practicing people-centric leadership for more than 10 years. Click play below to listen now!