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In this episode, the MakingChips team discusses business leadership skills, and how you should have accountability for your actions. With the recent pandemic of the Coronavirus, they discuss how the lack of accountability is a major issue in this crisis.

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As a busy manufacturing leader, there's a chance that you can be a bit too intense at times. In this segment, the MakingChips team looks at the signs of being too intense, and the pros and cons of intensity as a character trait in a leader.

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Sometimes, being a leader means giving up a bit of control. Through delegating tasks, and trusting in your team, you can accomplish your goals without coming off as overbearing. In this segment, the MakingChips team discusses these ideas, as well as several other ways to avoid being viewed as too controlling.

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Here at MakingChips, we talk a lot about the manufacturing leader and how we are working to equip and inspire them. But, what is a "manufacturing leader?"Is it a business owner? Somebody who works in the C-suite of a manufacturing company? Or maybe it's just anybody who owns a shop?

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Being a manufacturing leader is difficult, especially if you are a manufacturing entrepreneur! With so many possible opportunities and pitfalls, it can be hard to know how to navigate the small-business world of an entrepreneur. John Saunders joins Jim and Jason to share his insight and experience as a leading manufacturing entrepreneur and the ways he has successfully set his business apart and...

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We all know about the skills gap in manufacturing! In fact, it's almost become an overused buzzword... but that doesn't mean it has gone away.In fact, the skills gap is more prevalent now than ever! So, how do we fix it?There are a lot of ideas and concepts that manufacturers have been toiling with to solve this challenge. I think it's about knowing your specialized need, hiring based on broad...

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We visited Okuma in Charlotte, North Carolina for an event for their THINC Developers Group. This podcast was recorded live onstage during the event! With so many automation systems available, it can be hard to know which to use to meet your specific goals and needs as a manufacturing leader. Guest speakers Randy Jokerst and Brad Klippstein share how the THINC Developers Group enables the Metal...

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