Three Questions for Changing Behavior

September 16, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Culture, Leadership, Productivity No Comments

On the manufacturing floor, there are always going to be dozens of different, diverse personalities. When people with different—or even conflicting—personalities need to engage with each other, and it can cause conflicts that drain the energy of the team, create frustration, and lead to low productivity or high turnover. However, it’s still possible for a … Read More

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

Own the Day, Own your Life

June 6, 2019By OpKicksBook Reviews, Leadership, Productivity

Own the Day, Own your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex | Author: Aubrey Marcus, 2018 | What’s it all about? Are you struggling with a busy life? Can’t get time to focus on what you want to do, or what you need to do? I talk a lot … Read More

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

March 27, 2019By OpKicksBook Reviews, Culture, Productivity

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team… A Leadership Fable | Author: Patrick Lencioni in 2002 | What’s it all about? Does your team ‘openly’ disclose their opinions? Are your meetings exciting and productive where people will confront each other, reaching quick decisions? Are personal sacrifices made for the better of the team? If these questions got … Read More

Start With Why

January 15, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Culture, Productivity

Start With Why:  How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. | Author: Simon Sinek, 2009 | This book was so fitting for me at the time when my late cousin Rudy Gheysen recommended it to me. Rudy knew the struggle I was having finding purpose in my career, and this book helped me uncover it. … Read More