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Last year, I volunteered to go to prison for a weekend with other CEOs. Yes, you read that correctly. I willingly chose to leave the safety and security of my home, fly from Michigan...
I have been a recruiter for more than 25 years, the past 23 as the president of Diversified Industrial Staffing. In that time, I have seen a lot of hiring cycles, shifts in unemployment, a...
Manufacturing production in the U.S. is estimated to grow 2.8 percent from 2018-2022 (a faster increase than other segments of the general economy), and manufacturing continues to have an outsized influence on regional economies. Longstanding economic analysis has posited for every dollar invested in manufacturing, the result is $1.40 in additional economic activity.
Have you ever worked with a co-worker who, on occasion, acts in an unproductive or self-defeating way? Often, they seem oblivious to their behavior — it’s like they cannot help themselves.
Recently, I was fortunate to see a speech from futurist Peter Diamandis. He spoke about what the future world of work would be like, and specifically talked about the workforce within manufacturing. It’s about to be transformed.
From the days of Ebenezer Scrooge to Bill Lumbergh in “Office Space,” employers are typically portrayed in fiction as having the upper hand in the employer-employee relationship. For most employees, they feel that fiction is their sad reality.
As good leaders and managers within our businesses, we make hundreds of decisions each day. Those decisions typically revolve around strategy, execution, cash, and people.