The Power of Storytelling: How to Create Stories That Resonate with Your Team

July 10, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

Since our early ancestors sat around their campfires swapping stories, storytelling has been an integral part of human culture. As humans, we’re all storytellers . . . and when we hone our skills and put them to use on the manufacturing floor, it can have incredible results. Through storytelling, you can find creative and productive … Read More

Three Keys to Unlocking Your High-Performance Potential

June 26, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

What do humans and race cars have in common? Like the cars driven by your favorite NASCAR or Formula One Drivers, we’re high-performance vehicles. And like race cars, we sometimes need building, fixing, and restoration to reach our greatest potential. With a background as an award-winning senior executive for agencies, brands, and team properties in … Read More

Three Foundations for Building Trust (with Yourself AND Your Team!)

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

Trust is the antidote to many challenges on the manufacturing floor, from combating team disconnect to improving your own behavior as a leader. Building trust, in both yourself and your team, can be a long journey… and luckily, you don’t have to navigate it alone! To build trust in your organization, one great resource is … Read More

Compassion, Connection, and Conversations: The Key to Transforming Manufacturing

May 29, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

The manufacturing industry just keeps getting greater—and it’s all thanks to passionate, mindful leaders who show up every day ready to engage their teams, improve their mindset, and create an environment where people love to work. One of these leaders is Karen J. Lund, a bestselling author and keynote speaker with a long career in … Read More

You Can’t Proceduralize Everything: Using Connection and Curiosity to Improve Safety and Reduce Errors

May 15, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

In a high-hazard industry like manufacturing, procedures and policy play a critical role in promoting safety, reducing errors, and ensuring the job gets done. But when you only focus on strict procedures, it can prevent you from rooting out the deeper issues in your organization. With a background as a firefighter, EMT, and military paratrooper, … Read More

Navigating a Crisis with Confidence and Curiosity: Lessons from “The Miracle on the Hudson”

May 1, 2024By Trevor BlondeelArticles by Trevor, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

In 2009, barely a few minutes after takeoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, a flock of birds collided with the engine of US Airways Flight 1549, causing a total engine failure. Faced with a harrowing situation, the pilot made the decision to land the plane in the Hudson River… and thanks to his calmness … Read More