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Effective Leadership Starts at the Top

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One of the toughest objectives for a company is to ensure their workforce is mission-focused—meaning their staff knows exactly what is expected of them every day and they have an end goal in mind. This culture is not instinctual, nor can it be established in a day by flipping a switch. It is instilled by developing strong leadership within the company.

Leadership Matters in Manufacturing.

Even the most robust process improvement cannot be sustained without the support of supervisors and managers. To get the most out of our people and processes, we must learn to lead as an alternative to managing. Because when effective leaders are in place, a company can move mountains.

As part of the Missouri Manufacturing Challenge workshop series, we are partnering with the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce to offer a four-hour leadership workshop on April 20th covering several concepts, including: leader standard work, effective communication, coaching, strategic planning, visual management, and more. Whether you’re an experienced supervisor or new in the position, this session will help you think about how you manage and consider alternatives to your current management activities. Come spend a few hours with us and engage in the discussion! Register at

We will cover the following concepts that will help you cultivate a continuous improvement environment in your business:

  1. Presenting a Continuous Improvement Model

  2. Strategic Planning

  3. Translating Strategies to Tactics

  4. Leadership Defined

  5. Continuous Improvement Leadership vs. Traditional Leadership

  6. Leading in a Continuous Improvement Environment

  7. Needs of a leader

  8. Elements of Continuous Improvement Leadership

  9. Leader Standard Work

  10. Effective Communication

  11. Visual Management

  12. The A3 Process

  13. Trust

  14. Motivation

  15. Coaching

  16. Observation

  17. Providing Direction

  18. Training within Industry

  19. Toyota Kata

  20. Innovation

  21. Project Management

  22. Leading Change

  23. Providing Direction


Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Regional Conference Room, 320 E. 4th St., Joplin, Mo

Your Instructor 


Missouri Enterprise’s Dave Goebel is a Lean Practitioner who has been applying Leadership concepts for nearly 30 years in firms ranging from small privately-held companies to large corporations working automotive, medical device, power tools and binding industries. Titles Dave has held include: Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, and General Manager. Additionally, Dave is a certified Training Within Industry Job Instruction Trainer and he holds a certificate in Lean Leadership from the University of Michigan.

Make It a Team Event

Bring a few members of your team and make this part of your company’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Walk away mission-focused and with a Certificate of Completion for engaging in our Missouri Manufacturing Challenge workshop series. Whether you’re an experienced supervisor or new in the position, this session will help you think about how you manage and consider alternatives to your current management activities. Come spend a few hours with us and engage in the discussion!

Register Today

Visit and click on “Events” on the top right. Select the “Leadership” workshop and fill in a few pieces of information no later than April 18, 2018. Space is limited so register for this event today! The registration $150 fee includes take-home materials, the instructor, and lunch for up to TWO people.

Contact Your Area Business Manager for More Information

Kimberly Grizzle

417-429-6066 (mobile)

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