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Episode 219 | Leadership Workforce

As business leaders, the way we respond to unforeseen issues and crises can put a spotlight on both strengths and vulnerabilities within our corporate practices, culture, and personal character. 

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Episode 218 | Leadership


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Episode 217 | Leadership

Has anyone ever called you a control freak? Do you have trouble sharing responsibility? Is your inability to delegate holding back your potential?

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Episode 216 | Workforce

What exactly is the multiplier effect? How does manufacturing positively impact the economy and our communities? What makes manufacturing and other “creation industries” different from service industries? 

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Episode 215 | Leadership

Remember what it was like as a kid visiting Disney’s Tomorrowland for the first time? Imagine that same feeling, only now it’s a factory floor featuring some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world. This week’s guest on

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Episode 214 | Leadership

Sustainable growth for today’s manufacturing leader has as much to do with company values as it does with the value of your company. As industry leaders, setting meaningful personal and professional goals assure strong culture, inspire innovation

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Episode 213 | Leadership Growth

What’s the one question to ask before making any investment decision? As leaders in the industry we are dedicated to growth, yet with quality manufacturing relying so heavily on process, it often seems safer to keep doing things the way we always

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Episode 212 | Leadership

  A team of leaders who are not united will never reach their potential.  On today’s episode of MakingChips, the guys discuss the importance of team health after Jason Zenger shares an exercise he does with his leadership team at ZENGERS.  This

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Episode 211 | Process Technology

Quality management in the manufacturing industry should be high on your list of priorities. Carr Machine & Tool is going through the auditing process with ProShop ERP to prepare for the AS9100 certification they’d like to obtain. In this episode of

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Episode 210 | Leadership, Community, Workforce

Is it possible to recession-proof a business? With all the chatter in the economic world about the potential of  a recession, how do you mitigate your losses? Are their things that you can do up-front that would help you  survive a recession? Jim

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Episode 209 | Leadership

Today’s guest on the MakingChips podcast is passionate about job creation in the manufacturing industry. Today’s youth are being pushed towards college degree—while racking up debt—which has led to $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in the country.

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Episode 208 | Leadership

Employee onboarding can be stressful and it’s hard to know what you should or shouldn’t be doing. What do you tell a new hire on day one? Do you start the process before their first day? When do you do performance reviews? The list of questions goes

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