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094 ~ Meet Dave

4/19/2018
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In the last episode, I told you about a guy that changed his career twice within a short time spean successfully And by the way He is over 50. Meet Dave C. Here is an interview I did with him earlier this year. Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Jim Trela; James; Dave; Leadership; Management; Employment Help; Over 50; Ageism;

Duration:00:27:18

093 ~ 50 Plus Introduction

3/31/2018
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Today, we are going to continue our conversation pm moving forward with your career when you are, I’ll say “further along in your career” For example over the age of 50 For the last couple years, I’ve been listening to people around me These are people that are of my same age And we began complaining Complaining about the shrinking opportunities as we get older Here's what I did about it... Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Jim Trela; Management; Leadership; Over 50;...

Duration:00:11:39

092 ~ 50 Plus Discussion - Introduction

3/14/2018
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I don’t know about you, but, as I get past the age of 50, I’m looking at my career and where it is headed next. I don’t mean retirement either I have an 11 year old at home, which gives me at lease another 12 or 13 years of work ahead of me, just to get him through college With this on my mind, I’ve been writing down some notes... Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Jim; Trela; James; Production; Line; Management; Leadership; Over 50; Fifty; Career; Change; Strategy;

Duration:00:07:23

091 ~ What Do You Have in Your Work Area

1/19/2018
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If you look around your work area, what do you see? Is it related to your education? You Family Previous jobs? Current job? Awards? More importantly, why are they there? Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Jim Trela; Production Line; Management; Leadership;

Duration:00:06:28

090 ~ New Direction for the Production Line and Disagreements That Work

1/5/2018
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After taking a couple weeks off, I've decided to improve the Production Line. Listen in to find out what Then we talk about Disagreements That Work Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Management; Conflict; Disagreements; Management; Leadership; Jim Trela; James G Trela;

Duration:00:10:37

088 ~ Experience is Necessary - You cant Make It on Youth Alone

12/15/2017
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There are many companies out there that are ignoring one of the most valuable talent pools in the world And they are going to have to pay for it We’re talking about the Seasoned Veterans Let’s talk about this resource pool And how it can help save you some time, money and headaches KeyWords: Production Line; Jim Trela; Management; Leadership; Process Improvement; Age in Business; Seasoned Citizens;

Duration:00:19:32

087 ~ The Why Behind The Production Line

12/8/2017
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Why? We spoke about it from your perspective. Why are you in business? Why are you doing the thing you do for your customers? This is the most important reason in any business person’s career. The same goes for me Here’s why I created the Production Line and why I haven’t missed a podcast in over 85 episodes Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Jim Trela; Leadership; Management; Business; Entrepreneur; Life

Duration:00:06:51

086 ~ So You Want to Start a Business - How

12/1/2017
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In our current series titled: So you want to Start A Business… We have looked at the questions of: Why -The reason behind the business What - The business you are going to start Who - Defining your customer And now we are going to talk about the most important question: How?” Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Leadership; Management; Entrepreneur; Process Improvement; Jim Trela; Standard Operation Procedures; Quality

Duration:00:10:24

085 ~ A Holiday Message To Our Listeners

11/24/2017
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Today, we are going to take a little break from our talks about starting your own business This episode is being published during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend so I wanted to take some time to reflect on all we have All the while, dropping some value nuggets for Holiday Scheduling Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Jim Trela; Production Line; Center for Grateful Leadership; Judy Umlas; Leadership; Management; Holidays; Process Improvement

Duration:00:07:43

084 ~ So You Want To Start a Business - Who

11/17/2017
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Wouldn’t you like to have a customer at your beck and call to whom you could ask all your questions? A customer that would answer you with the sincerity of the question being asked? Someone that would answer questions like: What are you [customer] most in need of that I [businessperson] could provide? When are you most in need of my services? What are your concerns right now? What color should I produce? And more .. Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Entrepreneur; Small...

Duration:00:10:36

083 ~ So You Want to Start a Business - What

11/10/2017
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Today we are going to continue our discussion on the topic: So you want to start your own business Last episode we began the whole thing by answering the question: “Why?” This is answered with the mission and vision statements. The mission statement tells why you are starting this business The vision statement tells how you are going to make the mission come true What is the business going to look like? So once you have these two in order, the next question is: What? What are you...

Duration:00:10:56

082 ~ So You want To Start A Business

11/3/2017
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Welcome to the Production Line Today you are going to ask yourself a key question that will help take your business in the right direction I’ve asked this question to a woman that is looking to start her own business I’ve also asked this question of people that have owned their business for years A third group of people I ask this question of are those managers responsible for delivery of a good or service to a customer What is this question? Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line;...

Duration:00:06:59

081 ~ Non-Profit Program Management 2017 - Accomplishments

10/27/2017
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Last week, I told you about the volunteering I do at my son’s school. Like last year, I ran this year’s Father / Son Service Program at the Sacred Heart Apostolic School in Indiana So what did we accomplish with $1,250, 80 People, and 4 Hours? Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Leadership; Management; Non-Profit; Program Management; Sacred Heart Apostolic School; SHAS; Process Improvement

Duration:00:08:32

080 ~ Non-Profit Program Management 2017

10/20/2017
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Again this year, I ran the Father / Son Service Program at the Sacred Heart Apostolic School in Indiana How did it all begin? In July, I contacted the the Rector of the High School, Fr. Timothy Walsh, to ask about the Father / Son Weekend and if the Service Program was going to be part of it. Since the program was such a success last year, I assumed it would, but didn’t want to make that assumption. The dads and the students all enjoyed the time together as well as the physical work...

Duration:00:12:16

079 ~ Does Acknowledgment Pay Off

10/13/2017
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Over the life of the Production Line podcast there have been several occasions where I have mentioned the concept of the Power of Acknowledgment. But does this payoff in the market place? Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line, Leadership, Management; Whole Foods Market; Art of Grateful Leadership; Center for Grateful Leadership; IIL; Process Improvement

Duration:00:09:42

078 ~ Delivery of a Consistent Experience is Most Important

10/6/2017
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Topic of today’s podcast Delivering a consistent quality product to your customer requires a solid process I say this at the beginning of each and every podcast Now, I’m not the only one There is a blog that talks directly about this topic The blog comes from the Genesys company and can be found at: http://blog.genesys.com/consistency-is-key-to-customer-experience-excellence/ The name of the post is: “Consistency Is Key to Customer Experience Excellence” And it’s dated October 3,...

Duration:00:06:21

077 ~ Processes in Your Organization

9/29/2017
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Over the last couple episodes, I have walked you through the processes I found while on vacation. I told of Horse farms, hotels, a cavern tour and the Jack Daniels Distillery So what does this leave you in your business or organization? Do you have solid processes and systems in place? Do you have any systems in place? Let's get back to working on your business. Keywords: #IWorkForGM; Production Line; Process Improvement; Management; Leadership; Processes; Systems; Taylor Made...

Duration:00:08:30

076 ~ A process Filled Vacation - Part 2

9/22/2017
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Are you process aware? Not only within your organization, but when you are out and about? Today, I want you to begin becoming more process aware. As an example Let me tell you more about my vacation... Now, what do you notice when you are on vacation? Everything is novel to you so you begin to notice everything My wife and I recently went on vacation Driving to Louisville, KY Then to Nashville, TN Then to Chattanooga, TN Our Ultimate destination was to Columbus, GA and Fort...

Duration:00:05:57

075 ~ A Process Filled Vacation

9/15/2017
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Are you process aware? Not only within your organization, but when you are out and about? Today, I want you to begin becoming more process aware. Let me tell you about my vacation... What do you notice when you are on vacation? Everything is novel to you so you begin to notice everything We recently went on a vacation Driving to Louisville, KY Then to Nashville, KY Then to Chattanooga, TN Our Ultimate destination was to Columbus, GA and Fort Benning. Then we drove home with a...

Duration:00:09:45

074 ~ Processes at Taylor Made Farm

9/8/2017
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What do you notice when you are on vacation? Everything is novel to you so you begin to notice everything We recently went on a vacation Driving to Louisville, KY Then to Nashville, KY Then to Chattanooga, TN Our Ultimate Destination was Columbus, GA and Fort Benning On the way back we drove to Lexington, KY and stayed with friends While there I got the chance to visit place a place that was a testament to processes, procedures and satisfied customers Taylor Made Farm Keywords:...

Duration:00:10:39