The Ecosystem of a Manufacturing Leader

Episode | Leadership

Guests: Craig Zoberis
The Ecosystem of a Manufacturing Leader

Last week on MakingChips, we sat down with Craig Zoberis of Fusion OEM for the first half of a two part interview. This week, we cover a range of topics relating to a company’s Core Values.

In part two of this episode, Craig shares with us his set of Core Values that define his company while guiding his team member’s actions. Later on, Craig presents us with his insight about the difference between generic Core Values, or what he calls “The Ticket of Doing Business”, and meaningful Core Values that resonate with his employees.

The Right Core Values:

  • Strive for Simplicity
  • Show Gratitude
  • Be Flexible
  • Have Fun
  • See Possibilities
  • Go Home Safely

Episode Outline:

  • [1:23] - The Daily Huddle
  • [4:00] - How to Handle Sharing Bad News
  • [6:00] - Identifying Bottlenecks
  • [7:00] - Managing Different Schedules
  • [9:00] - Expectations of the Huddle
  • [11:00] - The Three “I’s”
  • [12:15] - Jim Asks Whether Everyone Gets It
  • [15:45] - Employee Growth and Trust
  • [16:30] - The Wrong Core Values
  • [18:45] - The Right Core Values
  • [23:50] - Jason on Core Values
  • [25:40] - Fusion OEM’s Monthly Rock Star Program
  • [30:29] - Jason’s Call to Action for Listeners
  • [32:00] - Outtakes (Craig and Jason Discuss Books)

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