After college, I began my career as a manufacturing engineer at Cummins Engine Company. To be honest, I was clueless as to what I was doing, but thankfully had some leaders that helped guide me. The challenge with their mentoring is that it was old school. They focused more on trench work and
Humans are social creatures. We crave companionship and belonging. Friendship is part of the human experience and can be one of the most rewarding aspects of life. Have you ever thought about the best strategy for cultivating meaningful friendships? I have spent the majority of my career lea
As a manufacturing engineer and as a capital equipment salesman, I have seen what seems like every situation when it comes to the purchase and execution of a capital project. The project could be for a new machine tool or a new automated assembly line. We have primarily focused on automation, le
Is enjoying a good meal a moment of pleasure or a joyful experience? My belief is that it can be either or, depending on the mindset of the person having the meal. If it is an experience of pleasure, there is no lasting satisfaction. Pleasure is an external stimulus that is not infinitely sustainabl
Purpose in life helps to bring value and meaning to all that we do. It is the compass that determines our heading in rough or troubled times. When it hits the fan we can look to our Purpose to help guide our responses…And it will hit the fan! Here is a strategy to help determine your
In every company, the fundamentals are the same – operations, sales and marketing, finance and admin. If you want to get approval for a project, it is Important to demonstrate the benefits to each are of the business. Here is an outline of items to consider when looking to develop a proposal.