In the spirit of other blog sites, especially the Management Carnival, I thought I would share some links to a few blogs that found very interesting over the last month or so. I hope you enjoy them.
A Tough Obituary to Write by Bill Waddell – This is a different perspective on the passing of Steve Jobs. This is a point of view I had thought about writing but Bill beat me to the punch and I didn’t want to redo something he had written so well.
Building Your Personal Value Proposition by Bill Barnett – A great post about understanding yourself and what you are interested in. Use that knowledge to know where you fit in a company and build your personal value.
Encourage Talent If You Want It To Grow by Steve Roesler – Steve hits on some great points to help grow talent through encouragement. Even when you feel an employee is doing what they should be doing it is good to encourage them.
Building Manager Standard Work by Jamie Flinchbaugh – This blog will link to his full article at Industry Week. Don’t but a process in place for something that already has a process like check email every day at lunch.
Planning On Not Knowing by David Kasprzak – We won’t always know what do to next but that shouldn’t stop us from planning. Plan in spots to review and determine what to do next.
Manufacturing Skills Gap or Management Skills Gap by John Hunter – If the people don’t have the manufacturing skills they need is that their fault? Or do we have a gap in our management skills?
Assembly Mag Thinks Whirlpool is Lean. Really. by Kevin Meyer – This is about Whirlpool and the fake lean. It hit home because I grew up in Evansville and watch the decline of Whirpool.