How to Use Positivity to Unlock Stronger Connections

April 3, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

If you want to improve safety, quality, productivity, and results, the first step is looking toward improving connection. With more mindfulness and connection, your entire organization can thrive. But from “energy vampires” to negative self-talk, there are many factors that can stand in your way of creating a more mindful, positive organization. How can you … Read More

Why Hope Is Not a Strategy—And How You Can Replace it on the Manufacturing Floor

March 12, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

There’s a four-letter word you shouldn’t use on the manufacturing floor: hope! While hope plays a valuable role in life, relying on hope can slow productivity, increase the risk of safety issues and other problems, and negatively impact the way you show up for your team and organization. But how can you eliminate hope from … Read More

How to Use Curiosity and Compassion to Become a Self-Awareness Champion

February 21, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

Do you want to improve relationships at your organization and change the way you show up for your team? It all starts with self-awareness . . . and “self-awareness champion” Zovig Garboushian is ready to help. With years of experience in brand marketing, management consulting, and leadership development, Zovig now puts her passion and experience … Read More

Manufacture Your Own Greatness: 3 Lessons From Our New Name

February 12, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Productivity

Last month, we made a big announcement: Operations Kickstart is now Manufacturing Greatness! This new name symbolizes our mission of guiding manufacturing teams into greatness by bridging disconnect, fostering curious dialogues, and sharing the tools for finding stronger leadership and more productive outcomes. Are you ready to manufacture greatness in your own organization? Here are … Read More

Passion, Purpose, and Perseverance: Powerful Lessons from Dragons’ Den

February 7, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

Have you ever wanted to pitch your great ideas on a show like Shark Tank or its Canadian equivalent, Dragons’ Den? Canadian entrepreneur Tonia Jahshan had the experience of a lifetime when she and her husband pitched their loose-leaf tea company, Sipology, on Dragons’—and Tonia recently came onto the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast to give a … Read More

Slowly, Slowly: An Endurance Athlete’s Four Lessons for Going the Distance

January 24, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

What does manufacturing leadership have in common with running marathons or climbing mountains? Steven Pivnik is the perfect person to answer this question! Steven is an entrepreneur who brough great growth and success to his company Binary Tree during his tenure as CEO. He is also an accomplished endurance athlete, who has reached the summits … Read More