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Realities: Set and Respect Boundary Conditions

Vigilance, Shelley Klingerman, takes a serious tone to setting boundaries whether on travel or in the professional workplace: “Generally, women are kind and approachable. However, there are certainly situations where it’s better not to engage in a conversation or...

Results – Destigmatizing the Participation Trophy

Results – Destigmatizing the Participation Trophy

This is a picture of my Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame Trophy. I love it. It makes me smile when I glance over at it while removing my gaze from the computer screen to grab another sip of coffee. Those of us of certain generations scoff at the participation...

Steel Toes and Stilettos Book Launch Week

Steel Toes and Stilettos Book Launch Week

The official launch week of Steel Toes and Stilettos:  A True Story of Women Manufacturing Leaders and Lean Transformation Success is finally here! We have a fun week of interviews and podcasts lined up to share with you!  Here is the schedule of events starting...

Realities:  The Visitor Checklist

Realities: The Visitor Checklist

Visitor Checklist Being prepared for visitors at your plants can leave a lasting impression Not long after I started working with Kathy, we had a couple less than stellar visits from customers and guests from Corporate.  Data wasn't prepared, food wasn't ordered, and...

Realities- Sometimes rough exteriors hide sincere hearts.

Realities- Sometimes rough exteriors hide sincere hearts.

Try to look for the good that lies beneath. As I reflect on the sights and sounds of the assembly plant back in the day, there was a definite rhythm to it. Not only was the line set to produce 60 cars per hour, but there were sounds of tools and whistles, camaraderie,...

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