#46 Conversations with the mirror; Shades of okay
Release Date: 08/25/2021
Is it ok that we totally lose it on occasion? Hey, my emotions got the best of me, it happens right? No, that is an excuse, and we brought in an expert and friend Sara Westrook to ask some questions go deep quickly on how to turn those excuses around, own your behaviour, and what you can do to get there! 1:15 – Emotions are a skill 1:45 – Leave your emotions at the door like a backpack, NO they are still coming in with you, so how do you move with and through them in a healthy way 3:02 – Do not want to make an emotionally based decision, can lead to regret 4:15 –...info_outline 56 Building Bridges and Leading From Behind
What happens when you put others first, work hard, and become a bridge builder? A legacy is formed, and we are privleged to go deep with LaVerne Roberts as she reveals what it took to become a Director of Operations in a traditional male dominated role. Paving the way to a better future for manufacturing, LaVerne lights up a room and listening to her wisdom leaves you wanting more. Her authentic, caring, fun, attitude backed with decades of success made her a must guest on the podcast. Enjoy this episode and let us know what you think! 1:45 – 45 years,...info_outline 55 Bottle up or blow up - Corrigan Electric on creating conversations
Not all family businesses successfully transition from one generation to the next, so what is the difference maker? Troy Corrigan joins us discussing how he and his brother Shawn had to make personal adjustments to find success through the team, and why being tied to something bigger than your own independent business is key! 1:45 – IEC, Independent Electrical Contractors Association, you need to step up and support 3:20 – the foundation of Corrigan Electric and how it all started, from college to the 4-year apprenticeship program, and decided to get involved in IEC...info_outline 54. A Vehicle to Serve Others - A Construction Business?
Like myself, Joel Davis grew up on a farm. Starting out as a project at the age of 17, growing into an impactful family business in South Carolina. Coming up on 25 years, with 3 divisions now and over 100 employees, this is NOT your typical construction company! A privilege to share this conversation and learn from Joel, on why his people and the community, are not only the foundation of his company, but also the results! Contact info and links coming soon, at the bottom of the show notes. 2:05 – spending more time with your people than you do your family, and...info_outline #53 Curiosity - What you don't know
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
In manufacturing we get to work on capital budgets for the next assembly line. In this episode we have a much more interesting conversation with Vivian Blade as she explains what is social capital, and why you should care! With a background in Lean Six Sigma, she just released her third book Influence in Talent Development, and we are excited to have her on the show as a sought-after leadership expert and thought leader, enjoy! Check out below the show notes to see how to connect with Vivian and learn more! 1:48 - In the news, is all about the great resignation and trying to...info_outline #51 The Economy and Perspective Taking
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
Debbie Muno of Genos International brings her 25 years of assessment experience and shares her tips to retain team members, making average uncomfortable! 1:17 What can we do about the staff we have today? How do we engage them more? 2:26 The last couple of years have really been a steak in the ground to make life changing decisions. 2:53 What is important in their lives? and how the world of work fits into what is important in their lives. 3:01 Friends that are energized and engaged, has to do with their work and has to do with how they are treated in the workplace. ...info_outline #49. Staying out of Judgement Mode Michael Forhan Part 2
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 matter what?
1:40: When push comes to shove at the end of the day, there are decisions that we look back on and think, was I was true to who I am or I did I go against my core values
2:39 Self awareness and core values are two of the most pressing topics that any industry needs to be talking about
3:09 Leave your personal ideas at the door and put on your armor, no way!
4:55 My history of being a recovering alcoholic, and this is something that I never brought into the workplace until a few years ago
6:49 I think that’s the heart of self-awareness and core values really lies is in our ability to be honest with ourselves
7:43 We are struggling with external pressure and our internal ways of coping with it and our ability to be honest with ourselves
9:27 There are things that we can do in the short term to relieve the pressures we’re feeling
10:35 Might be starting to feel untenable with our employees or even desire to want to be a part of that company
11:05 Look at the person in the mirror and just be have an honest chat to say all right, gloves off, and be honest with yourself
12:45 What does okay look like to you? Why are we tempted to use this bland word, ok, when we know that having a strong emotional vocabulary is one of the keys to emotional self
19:21 If people start seeing the results of your behaviors, then that is either going drive you deeper into that behavior or it’s going to be a wake-up call for you
27:18 Can you help me understand the impact I have had on you and how we can move forward and assist each other to be more present?