Beau Keyte, as president of The Keyte Group, teaches, coaches and facilitates on two important transformation fronts: changing the work processes and changing the roles and responsibilities of leadership to support new work processes. This work keeps him happy as he guides systemic learning and change. Teams learn how to understand, prioritize and solve performance problems while management learns how to coach the staff in a way to develop them into better thinkers and employees.
His operational excellence focus began in 1986 and his work has expanded to include support in healthcare, financial services and manufacturing. Mr. Keyte has been active in designing ways to help organizations learn in highly leveraged collaborative models, including working with 62 emergency departments across Michigan to simultaneously improve patient outcomes. He has two Shingo Publication award-winning books: The Complete Lean Enterprise and Perfecting Patient Journeys, and he has authored several articles. Mr. Keyte is also a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), a contributing author to Huffington Post, and an adjunct faculty member of The Ohio State University’s Masters of Business in Operational Excellence program.
Mr. Keyte was named an inaugural Shingo Faculty Fellow by the Shingo Institute. Shingo Faculty Fellows are senseis that are well-known in the Lean world, serve as ambassadors of the Shingo Institute, and conduct workshops on behalf of the Shingo Institute.