As your career unfolds and you gain increased responsibilities such as supervisor, manager, and plant manager, each new facility will benefit from your skills and abilities as you put them into practice but you will also grow as a leader as you learn from the staff and challenges of your newly assigned facility. I can… Read More In Search of the Operarius nidum – Adventure in Leadership
I love taking walks around my community. The flora is green and full of beautiful blooms making the air sweet with fragrances while watching the wild turkeys strutting with and showing off their new family members, deers feeding on vegetation, and hummingbirds buzzing feeder to feeder interchanging with the occasional smiling face of a neighbor.… Read More Stupid Human Tricks
Managing a multigenerational staff is really not a new experience, as my staff in the mail services department at a large California public university in the 1980s was comprised of the greatest generation, baby boomers, and generation Xers. Our mail services were as large an operation as the main post office in any small city… Read More Going Out on a Limb
Not since the Great Depression of 1929 when 15 million people lost their jobs have we seen this many people leave their jobs during the ‘Great Resignation’ of 2021. An estimated 35-40 million quit last year and that could mean some of you may be looking into alternative career paths. As you look around and… Read More Work There Not Here!
I came into this world on a clear beautiful sunny Bronx day during the waning gibbous phase of the moon the same year as the American actor, screenwriter, producer, and playwright, Chazz Palminteri however for the record I am 5 months younger than he is. As we all know thanks to his movie and play,… Read More My Bronx Tale
Many years ago I was the distribution manager for a company that delivered healthcare Durable Medical Equipment and related services to clients at home who were ill, recently released from the hospital, or needed oxygen refills. It was an extremely interesting job complete with many blindside hits and dropped balls thanks to poor information from… Read More Adventures in Delivery – Time For Tea?
You can have all the Federal and State safety regulations you want in place, spend thousands of dollars on training, safety meetings, conducting drills, holding demonstrations, and certifications with more training along with spelling out all the consequences for violations but if you allow complacency to creep into your daily facility, warehouse or manufacturing practices… Read More AssUMe Leadership
Did anyone ever bother to tell you that the funny-looking plastic tank mounted on the wall in your facility is not an emergency water supply tank but your Emergency Eye Wash station! That’s why I continue to do this series to help you become more knowledgeable and successful at your job because information your boss… Read More Stuff Your Boss Probably Hasn’t Bothered To Tell You Cause No One Told Them – 9
As the government continues to trample on the civil rights of people by insisting we wear masks or other PPE and get vaccinated so we don’t inadvertently kill ourselves or others by accident, the pushback by some in our society on wearing masks has been mind-boggling but nothing new or surprising. We have a history… Read More Compliance is for others and not meant for me
We’ve all heard the expression, cleanliness is next to godliness and in any plant or warehouse, that wants to be taken seriously, cleanliness is next to safety. That’s why I started and continue this series, to help you become a better leader because no one may have bothered to point out that good housekeeping and… Read More Stuff Your Boss Probably Hasn’t Bothered To Tell You Cause No One Told Them-8