3 Keys Ways Leaders Can Take Their Employees from “Disposable Batteries” to Energized Team Members

June 30, 2022By OpKicksEmpathy, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

Your employees aren’t batteries, so why treat them like they’re disposable or easily replaced? That’s the mindset of Josh Levin, a recent guest on the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast and the CEO of Empowered Electric in Kansas City, Missouri. With his high energy and “people over profit” attitude, Josh is a great example of a leader … Read More

Using Empathy, Intention, and Communication

June 23, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Culture, Leadership, Podcast Preview No Comments

Using Empathy, Intention, and Communication: The Tools for Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Manufacturing Women only account for 43% of the total workforce. Their numbers are even smaller in the manufacturing industry, with women holding around 27% to 29% of manufacturing industry jobs. To make matters worse, this percentage has stayed the same since … Read More

The Steps to Embracing Your Rubber Band Resilience

May 24, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Culture, Leadership, Podcast Preview No Comments

The Steps to Embracing Your Rubber Band Resilience To learn about growth and resilience, look toward rubber bands! On a recent episode of the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast, I welcomed corporate energy expert Kathy Parry for an energizing conversation about her ideas on “rubber band resilience” and how manufacturing leaders can embrace the strain that comes … Read More

How to Bring “The Golden Rule” to the Manufacturing Floor

April 29, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Culture, Leadership, Podcast Preview No Comments

How to Bring “The Golden Rule” to the Manufacturing Floor “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Even though most manufacturing leaders have probably heard this “golden rule”, kindness and understanding are not always prioritized in the manufacturing industry. This was the topic of my recent Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast with guest Thom Singer, … Read More

What Keeps Women Out of Manufacturing Leadership Roles — and What We Can Do to Break Down Barriers

March 28, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview No Comments

Did you know that women only make up 43% of the total workforce? As this recent statistic shows, the numbers are even smaller in manufacturing industries, with female employees rarely making it to higher-up leadership positions. This means that women in manufacturing are a massively untapped market, even in the midst of ongoing worker shortages. … Read More

Showing Who You Really Are: The Key Characteristics of Great Leaders

March 25, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Empathy, Leadership, Podcast Preview No Comments

“People see who you are—even if you don’t!” That’s one of the favorite sayings of John Raymer, a recent guest on my Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast. In this episode, John shared some great insights learned from his 28-year-career with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, especially about how manufacturing leaders can identify problems in their organizations by looking closely … Read More

Episode #10 Building Resilience through COVID-19

April 8, 2020By OpKicksPodcast Preview

Join us for the first time recording in separate locations.  With everything going on in our world and practicing safe distancing we wanted to do our part and still provide you, our listeners with a good quality podcast.  Today’s theme is resiliency and how do we work this into our daily lives during this  COVID-19 … Read More

Episode #8 Lianne Gallie

March 11, 2020By OpKicksPodcast Preview

Privileged to have this dynamic woman share her path of mindfulness growing in all areas in manufacturing Human Resources, and now teaching these lessons at the college level.  Join us as we have fun with our friend Lianne Gallie, who provides great insights in how channel your emotions with intention! 2:19. My growing up phase. … Read More