John Dyer & Associates, Inc. 
Intermediate level

A demonstration and discussion on the leadership style required to achieve excellence

An interactive, hands-on demonstration of the power of Style 4 empowerment leadership
Monday, Oct. 30 Location Code
1:00pm-5:00pm Huntington Convention Center MW/18

This content will not be available on demand.

This interactive session is for everyone who wants to learn more about how culture, leadership, and trust impact lean and six sigma sustainability and expansion.


What leadership style is required to promote collaboration, trust, and teamwork? Why is it difficult to successfully change an organization's culture to implement lean and six sigma? Join IndustryWeek, contributing editor and author of "The Façade of Excellence; Defining a New Normal of Leadership," John Dyer, as he runs a simulation that demonstrates the impact of management vs. leadership. Attendees will be able to participate in a hands-on, engaging and entertaining simulation. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Discuss the difference between management and leadership and explore the four styles of leadership required to drive a successful improvement initiative
  • Participate in a demonstration that will help drive home the need to change the culture to a team based, empowered organization built on trust
  • See the difference “enthusiastic productivity” can make in motivating workers at all organizational levels to achieve excellence
  • Experience Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s Red Bead Experiment (from someone who witnessed Dr. Deming perform this twice) that supports the quote, “A bad system will beat a good person every time.”
  • Explore the power of vision and values as it relates to achieving collaboration, empowerment, and excellence in sustainability


John Dyer & Associates, Inc. process innovations provides coaching, mentoring, and training in a team based continuous process improvement (such as lean, six sigma, and TQM) to our clients in manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations. This is done with a "teach to fish" approach to ensure the sustainability and growth of the organization's improvement efforts. 


John Dyer is an author, coach, and trainer with 37 years of experience improving processes. His just published book “The Façade of Excellence; Defining a New Normal of Leadership” examines the four leadership styles required to move an organization’s culture to one of trust, collaboration, and teamwork. John started his career with General Electric and then worked for Ingersoll-Rand before starting his own consulting company. He has had the opportunity to study with leaders in the continuous improvement field, such as Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Brian Joiner, and Stephen Covey.

Dyer has an electrical engineering degree from Tennessee Technological University and an international Master's of Business from Purdue University and the University of Rouen in France. He is a contributing editor for IndustryWeek magazine and a judge in the annual “Best Plants” contest.