1:07 Introduction, Horst Prelog and Scott Turner on Mindfulness
Manufacturing podcast. Trevor talks about these two
gentlemen, their background, accomplishments and how this impacted
3:42 A challenging
undertaking. Horst spends time talking about taking over a
successful organization and the challenges that go along with
this. Explaining how important it is to have goals and
everyone moving in the same direction with good alignment.
Focus on the people and what is expected.
5:50 People and Different
mindsets. We were great but how do we become greater?
Horst references good to great and not to become complacent and
giving good direction.
7:40 Hands on, Scott and I were
hands on people! We established a clear vision of where
wewanted to go, what is our mission on this journey and what
are the values we are achieving to get there. We
created a credo writing down our goals and what is important for
everyone to have and understand.
10:04 A collaborative
approach. Horst talks about collaboration as well asnon
negotiables for the team and how important this is with
12:00 The credo! Horst
explained the credoand how we wrote this down and handed it
out to every person in the organization that created accountability
and the team held us to it. Respect, trust, values and
commitment, we decided on and we always helped each
16:21 I can’t say that this is an
easy thing to do. Horst talks about if you choose not to
follow these values you will find trouble down the road. It’s
a slippery slope violating our commitments and how important it is
to stick to it.
19:40 We changed the compensation
model. Horst explains how he and Scott changed the
compensationmodel so each person's compensation (bonus) was
affected if there were challenges. This was not an easy
undertaking but the right thing to do.
22:00 Howdo you handle that one
plant who doesn't want to help the other plants? Horst explains how
he would spend time talking with these plants and helping them
understand and convincing them the right thing to do is help each
other. There are certain percentages who don't want
to, and we would ask if they would want to be a part of this
team. The right seat of the bus and if you didn’t want to be
a part of it then exiting the bus.
25:27 Scott and I were a fantastic
team! We worked so well together and as a leader you have to
recognize what are your strengths and when do you need to fill in
with people who can help you.
27:10 The learning environment, why
is that so important? Horst and Scott talk about the
importance of being a learning organization and without that you
are limited. You always requirelearning; all businesses
have to do this. Firing people is not the answer, no one is
perfect, and you have to learn that hiring and firing is not the
way, becoming a learning company is the way. Horst shares
under his and Scott’s leadership the different leadership learning
About the Podcast
Our show is about providing listeners with real stories that come from a place of experience, transparency, and authenticity. Most importantly it’s about what we learn from these stories and applying Mindfulness in our everyday work and personal lives.
Our intention is to create an environment where people can learn through open honest discussions on how we apply Mindfulness. Although our experiences and stories come from time in a manufacturing environment hence the title “Mindfulness Manufacturing”, we still see our discussions and topics relatable to any organization or profession.