How to Develop Employees in the Manufacturing Industry

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If you need ways to develop your manufacturing employees, this post is for you.

Personal Responsibility

Your employees must be able to own their work and take full responsibility for what they do. The work can only be done by them.

You can supply support, guidance, but in the end, the learning work is done by them.

Learning is an act of participation. Physical skills require literally practice. You have to incorporate whatever the skill may be into that and in the context of manufacturing, that means actually doing the work.

They have to physically be able to do the work and in a sense probably develop a rhythm if they’re going to be really good at it.

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Getting It Right: 5 Steps to Creating Valuable Clarity for Yourself and Your Organization

How to set goals and take action on what's most important to you in business and life.


1. Your Big Why

Decide what your big why is… If you haven’t already given serious thought to the purpose of your organization (and really, your own life values and purpose) take the time to at least begin to discern this. This compass will help you decide how to manage the everyday tasks before you.

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001: Why I Began the Leading the Factory Forward Podcast

Coaching and developing manufacturing leaders and business owners to success.

In today’s inaugural podcast, I’m going to talk about who I am, and what I hope to be sharing with you, so let’s get started.

My goal is to help manufacturing leaders deliver great products, earn a great living, and learn how to make themselves and their organizations even better.


  • What do I do?
  • Who I work with?
  • Why does it work?
  • What makes me different?

You can also follow me on LinkedIn and Facebook.


In the comment, tell me what you’re struggling with…