Would You Get Married For Just 1 Year?

The difference between being a professional and someone who just makes excuses is communicating problems on the project in a timely manner. – Don Cooper 20 years ago, I had a senior manager. I was a junior manager at the time, and he worked in another part of the country. But we’d have management meetings and he talked about this …

What Is An Entrepreneurial Company?

In the Strategic Coach book “The Team Success Handbook”, Shannon Waller explains the difference between an entrepreneurial company and other types of companies. You may work at another type of organization and have a frame of reference of how to work, think and have based on that type of organization. Working within an entrepreneurial business is different from other types …

Artificial Intelligence

Use AI To Optimize Your Facility

Imagine for a moment that you could make a digital replica of your entire facility. Then imagine you could use that replica to run simulations that give you an intricate look into every aspect of your operations, from planning and scheduling to distribution and optimization. Turns out it’s possible, and it’s called a Digital Twin. According to Reliableplant, Digital Twins …

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

There’s an old saying, “What got you here won’t keep you here.” The same is true for whatever got you to today, is not what will get you to tomorrow – the next level. Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach says, “What ever got you out of Egypt won’t get you to the promised land.” You may have started at …

Safety workers

5 Steps To Improving Plant Safety

Safety is the foundation of your facility, and a team that puts safety first will discover improved productivity, employee morale, and greater cost savings due to not paying for the results of safety accidents. Fortunately, the last decade has seen a ton of improvement to worker safety thanks to improved digitized reporting systems that give you by the hour data …

100x Technology In 10 Years

Does technology frighten you or do you embrace it full on? Are you an early adopter or do you resist change? Moore’s Law was written in 1965 to predict that technology would double every 12 to 18 months. From 1965 to Today. This law held true to predict when computers would be in everyone’s home. It predicted when digital cameras …

Leak Repair Clamp

Industrial Leak Repair – 4 Facts You Didn’t Know

Industrial Leak Repair is the process of stopping or suppressing your leak so that you can maintain operation. It has come a long way since the start of the industrial revolution, becoming safer as more regulatory bodies have become involved. Leak Repair requires a ton of training to truly master, having more than 40 competencies and requires multiple years of …

Company Culture

How To Create A Strong Company Culture

Are you modeling a company culture that inspires employees to carry the beliefs you want to set around safety, sales, or operations seriously? A company’s culture is the manager’s job to manage, to communicate, and most importantly, to model. Want poor safety – model what poor safety looks like with lack of management involvement(and deal with the potential life-damaging results). …

Saving Lives With Hot Work Alternatives

At least 60 families in the U.S. had to deal with the bad news that either Mom or Dad wasn’t coming home tonight. Since 1990, the U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Association Board identified 60 fatalities as a result of explosions and fires from performing hot work on above ground storage tanks. ReliablePlant features an article detailing 11 of the …

Golf

Schedule Time To Play GOLF

Do you struggle with getting things done or with focusing on a Goal? Many years ago, when I was trying to figure out how to get more done in less time… I realized I never ever have problems with playing golf. Every time I decide to play golf, I would block four hours off, go play the game, come back, …