George Friesen 14 OCT 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Friesen, George

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

What it Takes to be a Great Leader

A discussion of what it takes to be a great leader.  We will consider several leaders who exemplify what it takes to drive a continuous improvement culture.  We will also focus on seven dimensions of lean leadership, considering each as they impact project implementation and ongoing operations. We will conclude with a review of the leader as a catalyst including the beliefs and behaviors of catalyst leaders.

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader
Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

George has been a Lean Manufacturing Consultant with St. Louis Community College since April 2000.   Since coming to the College, George has developed an extensive and very well received series of training and consulting services focused on helping the College’s clients take advantage of the power of Lean thinking and Lean work processes.

Prior to joining the College, George worked for the Maritz Performance Improvement Company.  Over the past 35 years, George has facilitated over 800 seminars in areas such as 5S system implementation, value stream mapping, lean leadership, Toyota KATA, lean culture change, SMED, visual management, sales training, team-building, strategic planning, time management, and communication techniques.  He has made presentations on Lean Manufacturing at the conventions of the National Council of Advanced Technology Centers, the National Council on Workforce Education, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the American Society for Quality.

George is a graduate of Washington University (AB), Webster University (MA), and United States Air Force Flight Training.  He is also a certified AchieveGlobal and DDI facilitator.

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