Educator, Trainer, Organizational Change Facilitator, Quality Improvement Facilitator, Six Sigma Black Belt, Organization Facilitator (HRO), and more…
For the last several years, when I needed to get in touch with Harry, I’d leave a voice mail message: “Where in the world is Harry Lenderman?” Harry, much in demand especially as a Quality Improvement Expert for the Public Health Foundation, would call back from somewhere in the fifty states or territories.
Harry brings to us a formidable, broad knowledge and understanding human interactions from leadership to basic staffing. The list of his areas of expertise is, frankly, staggering, and I am not going to repeat it here. (However, if you wish to see more, I shall be glad to forward to you a copy of his resume.)
Harry started with Marriott International, Inc. as a Management Trainee and rose steadily through the ranks, eventually becoming Director of Training. During those years, he gained he learned first hand about corporate line management, corporate staffing responsibilities, and leadership requirements.
Harry’s focus on aligning organizational goals and initiatives, while serving the needs of individuals, resulted in a learning process that was named the “Democratization of Adult Education.” He co-authored a book, Performance-Based Degrees Earned at Work, documenting the action learning process ad highlighting the personal progress of the students at the Sodexho Corporate University.
After retirement, he established his own company, Fundamental Focus, Inc. to provide human resource training, employee development, quality improvement, and process improvement.
From the time our paths crossed many years ago, and we decided to assist each other, he continued his education from BS in Education through Ms and Ed.D. (In Educational Leadership and Innovation), and earned a formidable array of certifications in a variety of areas relating to his basic focus. He also reached out into the quality field, as it strengthened his ability to help define and study organizational problem areas.
I’ll just quote here some of what the Public Health Foundation says about Harry:
Dr. Lenderman has been responsible for the strategic alignment and direction of human resources, training, and development, labor relations, compensation, and collective bargaining agreements for organizations in more than 800 locations in North America. He is recognized for his ability to identify practical solutions to difficult organizational problems and build enterprise-wide support for critical priorities and strategic initiatives.
….His innovative business approach to leadership is focused on human capital return on investment.
Enough said? (There is much more.)