AME Book Club deep dive session with author John Dyer

February 25, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Central Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $20



Join us for an AME Book Club deep dive session with John Dyer, author of "The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership."

In our first AME Book Club deep dive session, author John Dyer will examine a central topic of his book, "The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership." 

You may also join a free Q&A session with the author earlier in the month. And be sure to order a copy of Dyer's book today



The AME Book Club is a new opportunity for members and non-members to get unprecedented access to a different author every other month. Participants will acquire and read an announced book on their own and then have two distinct opportunities to meet with the author. First, participants will be able to join a free, 30-minute Q&A session with the author. Then later that month the author will return for a 45-minute deep dive session looking closely at a topic from the book or the Q&A session. The deep dive session is free for AME members and $20 for non-members. There is no charge to join the AME Book Club nor a need to register as a member of the club. Instead, participate as frequently as you would like. The AME Southwestern Region is proud to produce this event series.


John Dyer is an author, coach and trainer with 36 years of experience in improving processes. His 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. He started his career with General Electric and then worked for Ingersoll-Rand before starting his own consulting company. Dyer has studied with leaders in the continuous improvement field such as Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Brian Joiner and Stephen Covey. He has a degree in electrical engineering 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 for the publication's annual “Best Plants” contest.


12:00 p.m.  Welcome and introduction with host Mark de Kiewiet
12:10 p.m.  Book club discussion and Q&A with author John Dyer
1:00 p.m.    Adjourn


Learn to better lead continuous improvement in organization and understand the implications of certain approaches. 


This event will benefit leaders from middle management to the C-suite of any organization on a continuous improvement journey.


To fully participate in this virtual event, a high-speed internet connection, speaker/headphones, microphone and webcam are needed. While not required, you will have a better online experience if you do not use wireless internet service. A wired/ethernet connection will have a stronger signal than wireless. Make sure you download the Zoom Client for Meetings desktop application for the best experience. Do not use the version available through your web browser as it has limited features.


You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: For paid events, enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.