#48 Thermostat or Thermometer?
Release Date: 09/22/2021
2 Years and still going, thanks to YOU, this podcast is sponsored by no one, but the courage and curiosity of our listeners, and their dedication to making manufacturing more mindful. Took on this episode solo for the first time, as we have some great guests lined up for year 3! This is a reflection of our time together on this podcast, and a look into what we need to think about in 2022, to think in new ways, to get different results. More notes to come soon!info_outline #52 Social Capital gains with Mindful Influence
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With guest Jim Ray! Mindfulness Manufacturing is grateful Jim got us up and running as a professional podcast production, he saved days of frustration and time. Check out more on how Jim can support here He is also a great small business consultant so why not have a conversation with him direct, email Jim to set up a time, [email protected] 1:33 - When you look at the economy you have inflation rising, issues with supply chain, it will take a long time to work its way out. 1:51 – People are getting a little nervous, I think that it is at the business level but...info_outline #50 Making the Great Resignation the Great Retention
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2:09 Walking in and being judgmental and pointing out all the stuff that is easy, like these guys that are perpetual list makers. 2:55 At Crossover we would not tell you what to do unless we are willing to do it ourselves. 3:32 We are always learning and don’t have all the answers but have enough to get started. 3:53 Holding people accountable is all part of the right outcome. 4:12 "How the heck did they get here?" "What’s so wrong that here’s where we’re at?" "Why did the emotion of a situation get so elevated?" 5:39 Make sure we protect the...info_outline #48 Thermostat or Thermometer?
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If you have not checked out episode 44, head back there when we first had Nikki Langman on as a guest. Grateful to have her back as we look at the stress in the manufacturing industry and how leaning into our core values, and checking in on ourselves, is a great start to build short term and long term resilience! Link here to her website where you can purchase her book direct! 1:17 What are the core values in the business, that we’re going to stick to no...info_outline #45 Mindfulness Employment: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water
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With over 30 years in a variety of manufacturing environments Michael Forhan is an expert in organizational transformations, and often enters very emotional situations! As President and Managing Partner at Crossover Solutions, this guy has seen it all. We get the opportunity to discuss staying mindful during supplier interventions - yes, crisis moments of pending shutdown, yikes!
Such great content we had to break this into two episodes!
2:24 How do you mentor? How do you walk into situations under the gun?
2:57 Thoughtful and respectful of what is going on, and bringing sense of calmness, understanding and listening.
3:40 Benchmark of what performance should be and measure the performance, listen to how the company got to where they are is just as important.
5:09 Being calm and provide clarity to situation and how to work our way out of situation.
5:59 Walking in with a sense of listening to understand and rational what is going on, with standard of expectation off data.
7:03 Temperatures do get high particularly when put in by client, supplier has more anxiety.
7:28 Why 3rd party put in by OEM to understand actual risk and help figure out our way out.
11:25 Tornado ripped through plant and ripped the roof off, but we still needed to build parts.
11:59 We are there to help and not criticize, use helpful approach and getting thing calm and cool to temperature, rolling our sleeves up to help and not using a hammer.
15:16 What do we know for sure? Let’s ground each other.
15:32 Can you trust someone that does not care about you? How do you build that trust?
22:25 Rebuild relationship and trust between client and supplier.
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