Podcast - Mindfulness Manufacturing
Trevor Blondeel ran manufacturing facilities and was not always a very ‘Mindful’ leader. He didn’t have a resource like this when he was caught in the whirlwind of manufacturing.
Experience taught him that you can be assertive and drive accountability in manufacturing, and also be kind. Inspired by the desire to make manufacturing a better place to work, and improve the lives of their colleagues, this podcast was born.
His intriguing offsets and authentic guests provide new ways of thinking for his audience. Have a listen to this relaxed, candid format you can consume on your drive to work, or whenever you are just looking for a different perspective!
Our show is about providing listeners with real stories that come from a place of experience, transparency, and authenticity. Most importantly it’s about what we learn from these stories and applying Mindfulness in our everyday work and personal lives.
Our intention is to create an environment where people can learn through open honest discussions on how we apply Mindfulness. Although our experiences and stories come from time in a manufacturing environment hence the title “Mindfulness Manufacturing”, we still see our discussions and topics relatable to any organization or profession.
“Are you winning?” This is one of my favorite questions to ask when I enter a manufacturing plant, and it’s always interesting to see the variety of responses. To learn more about how leaders and their teams can do more to “win the day,” I’m excited to welcome my friend and former neighbor Eric Berdan to the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast. After years of experience in manufacturing and running factories, Eric now works at the business optimization leader for Nestle North America. In this episode, he shares some great stories about what it takes to win in the manufacturing industry, plus shares tips on how to motivate your team and find productive results.
3:28 – Every person in your organization has a different definition of what it means to win
3:55 – By engaging your team in their daily activities and their goals, you’ll find stronger overall success
6:11 – You don’t have to be perfect, but you still need to win and set up a winning streak for yourself
7:19 – To achieve results, you need to break your paradigms, be willing to push through challenges, and find ways to motivate others
8:56 – Momentum always plays a key role
10:28 – Let you team work within their own frameworks and set goals that are attainable for them
14:10 – You can’t expect everyone to share your goals or reach the same expectations you personally set for yourself
17:54 – By being intentional about how you start your day, you can set yourself up for wins
22:23 – Sometimes, a strong winning streak can actually hurt productivity
24:59 – Understanding how you’re doing at work requires many different senses
27:38 – Discretionary effort adds to win and productivity
28:19 – The key to success is tapping into emotion and getting your team emotionally connected to a goal